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Alden Richards hopes to marry by 35, but still waiting for the one

By John Patrick Magno Ranara Published Jun 01, 2023 12:51 pm

At 31 years old, Alden Richards has already established himself as a successful actor, recording artist, entrepreneur, and more, but many are still wondering why he hasn't found someone to warm up his heart. According to him, however, he is hoping to find his soulmate by age 35.

In an interview with talent manager Ogie Diaz on his YouTube channel, Alden's relationship status was brought up during their discussion. Ogie pointed out how many of the actor's fans still try to question him about his "missing" love life.

Asked about whether he secretly has a girlfriend, Alden said, "Wala talaga, Mama Ogs, sa ngayon."

He then clarified that it isn't because he hasn't made it his priority, but that there were obstacles that came to him that made it difficult to find a relationship.

"Hinanap ko, ginusto ko siya, kaya lang parang hindi nagwowork. Kapag pinipilit ko, for some reason, one way or another nagkakaroon ng casualty. Parang one way or another, meron at merong nagiging issue," Alden said.

He continued, "Ang akin naman po doon, siguro na-realize ko na the more siyang pinipilit, the more siyang nawawala. Parang buhangin po eh. The more kang kumakapit sa buhangin, lalong kumakawala sa kamay mo."

Despite this, settling down and starting a family is still one of his wishes, adding that he dreams of having his own bundle of joy to love and care for.

"Nasa plano ko po ang magkapamilya. Yung mga babies po, gustong gusto ko magkaroon talaga, sobra," he shared.

He highlighted that he wants to have a complete family as much as possible, "Gusto ko po may asawa. Mahirap po ‘yung single, single parent. Atsaka ayoko pong i-deprive ‘yung anak ko na lalaki lang siya na tatay lang ‘yung kilala n’ya. Gusto ko, buo ‘yung family."

But his youthful appearance aside, Alden isn't getting any younger soon, so when is he planning to exchange vows with the love of his life? According to him, "Dapat by 35 kasal na ako. ‘Yun po ang sinabi ko sa sarili ko."

Ogie then inquired Alden about what he feels when he is heckled by others on his gender identity due to lacking a girlfriend, to which he said that he simply lets all the ridicules go from one ear and out the other.

"Nasanay na lang din po ako kasi siguro it’s really how I see myself. Kilala ko po ang sarili ko, kilala po ako nung mga tao sa paligid ko, matagal ko na silang kasama. Ayoko naman po na para tumahimik ‘yung issue na ‘yun is gagamit ako ng ibang tao para lang matapalan ‘yung issue kasi kawawa naman ‘yung tao. Hindi po kasi ako gan’un," Alden said.

On why he hasn't been vocal about defending himself, he explained, "Hindi ko po siya inaaddress kasi feeling ko wala naman po akong kailangan patunayan sa part na 'yun. Mas okay na, okay lang, tuloy lang nila. Sanay naman na po ako diyan. Pero ako, to myself, alam ko kung saan ako papunta."

Some of the celebrities who have been linked to the Kapuso heartthrob in the past include Sam Pinto, Kathryn Bernardo, Julie Anne San Jose, Maine Mendoza, Winwyn Marquez, and Louise delos Reyes.

Watch the interview below: