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LIST: Personalities who found their 'forever' decades later

By NICK GARCIA Published Feb 10, 2023 3:07 pm

Some individuals may find the idea of being single for so long daunting, whether it's because they haven't dated anybody just yet or because their supposed happily-ever-afters weren't realized.

But as seen in the love stories of certain personalities, "the one" just arrived at a time when they're least expecting them, i.e., several years later—even a decade or so.

Here are the personalities here and abroad who found love later in life.

Buzz Aldrin

American astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second person to set foot on the moon, married his girlfriend, 63-year-old Anca Faur, when he turned 93 last January 22.

"We were joined in holy matrimony in a small private ceremony in Los Angeles & are as excited as eloping teenagers," Aldrin said.

His three previous marriages ended in divorce.

Ai-Ai Delas Alas

Filipino actress Ai-Ai Delas Alas had her happy ending in her 50s through Gerald Sibayan, who's almost 30 years her junior.

They started their relationship in 2014 and got married in 2017. Despite their age gap, they're happily married for over five years already.

Delas Alas's first marriage was with actor Miguel Vera, from 1989 to 1996. They have two children together. She also has a son from a previous relationship.

She got married again 17 years later or in 2013, but it only lasted for a month.

Barbra Streisand
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American singer Barbra Streisand is a woman in love indeed, as she tied the knot with actor James Brolin in July 1998, when they were already approaching their 60s.

Brolin rose to fame in television during the '60s. He's the father of Josh Brolin, who famously portrayed supervillain Thanos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Streisand's last marriage was with actor Elliott Gould, from 1963 to 1971. Brolin, meanwhile, got married twice.

Streisand and Brolin are about to celebrate their silver anniversary this year.

Vicki Belo

Filipino doctor Vicki Belo found love again in her 50s after her first one ended in an annulment.

Belo, of the Belo Medical Group, is happily married to former cosmetic surgeon Hayden Kho since 2017, who she started dating in 2005. They have a seven-year-old daughter named Scarlet Snow.

Belo first married businessman Atom Henares at the turn of the '80s. They have two children together, director Quark Henares and Belo managing director Cristalle Henares-Pitt.

Despite their annulment, Belo and Henares remained good friends, so much so that she went to his intimate wedding in 2018.

Boots Anson-Roa

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Filipino veteran actress Boots Anson-Roa gave love another shot in 2014 when she's 68, with then 75-year-old lawyer King Rodrigo.

Anson-Roa and Rodrigo are long-time friends and nothing more, until their respective spouses, with who they have children with, passed away in 2007 and 2005.

Sometime in 2013, their relatives set them up on a date and the rest is history.