It’s safe to say that celebrity couple Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera have hectic schedules due to their occupations in the local entertainment industry.
Despite their busy lifestyle, however, they strive to spend as much time as possible with their family. The couple has two teenage sons, Joaquin Andres and Julio Alessandro.
Based on Trending News Portal’s report, the whole family went to Canada to spend the holidays. Gelli shared through social media, “Doesn’t matter where I am. One thing is for sure, home is where the family is.”
When Gelli and Ariel celebrated their twentieth wedding anniversary, they also tagged their sons along for a celebratory dinner.
It indicates that the couple is very much attuned to their family. The source cited that even on regular days, they always chose to bring their sons along for a lunch date, among other things.
In an additional report from Philippine Daily Inquirer, they mentioned that Gelli de Belen and her boys watched a Toronto Raptors basketball game.
They also took pictures of the Sherway Garden, known as a large retail shopping mall in Toronto, Ontario. Based on the snippets taken from their social media accounts, they had a fun time in the whimsically-decorated mall.
Gelli de Belen also shared a video of snow as it fell down from their hotel, where she playfully captioned it with “Let it snow , let it snow”
Towards the end of the video, she showed a glimpse of Ariel, who smiled when the camera panned towards his direction.
When she was interviewed in March 2011 by GMA News Online, Gelli revealed that family would always be her number one priority.
According to her:
“Alam naman ng lahat na mas priority ko ang pamilya ko. Napaka-hands-on bilang ina, ‘di ba? Kaya noon, okey lang na SiS lang ang show ko kasi yun pa lang, parang puno na ang schedule ko for the whole week.”
“Kaya nga noon, hindi ako palatanggap ng mga drama series. Kasi alam ko na puyatan ‘yan. May daily show na kasi ako noon kaya alam ko na hindi ko makakaya ang magkaroon pa ng soap opera. Ano, hindi na ako uuwi? Paano na ang pamilya ko, ‘di ba?”
During that time, she was involved in the comedy-suspense series “Spooky Nights Presents Bampirella.”
However, she insisted that she would always make time for her family.
Gelli de Belen continued:
“At least hindi na ako sobrang pagod kasi iyon na lang ang tinatrabaho ko. Ang taping naman for a drama series ay three or two times a week lang. Kaya lamang pa rin ang oras ko for my kids and my husband (Ariel Rivera).”
What do you think about this, readers? What can you say about Gelli and Ariel’s devotion to their family? Share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below!