We all love a good romance story, especially when it’s between showbiz personalities we admire. While some relationships fizzle out through the years, some blossom into something deeper, lasting a lifetime.

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For Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati, their relationship was able to withstand the test of time, and now they are both loving parents to their two bundles of joy Zion and Khai. On top of that, the pair is set to tie the knot this year! Since this highly anticipated event is just around the corner, let’s take a trip down memory lane and see how it all began. 

 

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YEAR 2012:

 

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On the set of a teleserye in 2012, sparks flew between the celebs, and this was where Richard courted Sarah. This was also the year when Sarah admitted during an interview that she and Richard went on a vacation in Switzerland and France. She revealed that they were no longer discreet about their relationship, insinuating that what you see is what you get. 

 

YEAR 2013:

 

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In 2013, rumors started to circulate that Sarah had a bun in the oven when she left the country and took a hiatus in showbiz, but the pair tried to conceal the actress’s pregnancy from the public. It can be recalled that it took a while for the couple to finally confirm that Sarah was indeed with child and was about to give birth to their baby.

 

YEAR 2014:

 

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A year later, the new parents finally introduced their first born son to the public, and Richard elaborated that he chose to keep mum about Sarah’s pregnancy because he did not want to turn it into a media circus. He also stressed that he is a proud father of his son Zion. 

 


YEAR 2017:

 

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Netizens went wild when the tandem announced their engagement in 2017. Richard popped the question during their trip to Switzerland while they were on vacation. The actor took to Instagram and said, “I love you and I can't wait to start this new chapter of our lives together." Meanwhile, the actress also expressed her excitement and wrote, “The stars aligned in the universe and this happened. I'm marrying my best friend." 

In the same year, they took everyone by surprise when they announced that they were expecting their second baby. Sarah uploaded the baby’s sonogram photo and wrote, “We are thrilled to announce that our little family is growing. Zion is about to be a kuya!!!!! So excited for the future. Lord, thank you for protecting us. I'm very much pregnant... back pains, breakouts, HAKAW DIM SUM CRAVINGS, cramps, mood swings AT IBA PA!!!” 

 

YEAR 2018:

 

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The lovebirds then welcomed their little critter in 2018, and Sarah described that this time around, it was a smooth experience giving birth to their second baby Kai.

 

YEAR 2020:

 

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Come 2020, Sarah held an intimate pink-themed bridal shower which was attended by her close friends and family members—including some of her gal pals in the entertainment industry, such as Coleen Garcia and Bela Padilla. Sarah and her other friends also jetted off to Hongkong for her bachelorette party, and this time the actress and the gang did all the traditional pre-wedding stops before her big day.