MANILA, Philippines – Kapamilya Personality Robi Domingo mourns the passing of his grandmother on his wedding day, January 6.
The host-actor shared an older picture featuring his grandmother and another photo with his wife, Maiqui Pineda, taken during his grandmother’s wake.
“Bittersweet. January 6 was the happiest day of my life. My heart was filled with immense gratitude from preps in the morning, to the ceremony, to the reception, which lasted until dawn,” he wrote.
Domingo was informed by his mother as he was preparing to depart from the reception, learning that his grandmother had passed away on the morning of his wedding day.
“Apparently, my family didn’t tell us, so that our focus was our magical day.”
He continued by reminiscing about his grandmother’s preparation of ube halaya and leche flan.
He affectionately referred to her as “Ina” and recalled how she cared for him, particularly during his toddler years. Domingo cherished the way she crafted her ube halaya and Leche flan sa llanera.
“Rest in peace, ina. Please look after us together with ama. Thank you, and we love you.”
The TV host expressed regret for the delayed acknowledgment of those who attended their wedding, explaining that he and Maiqui Pineda are currently taking some time to relax after the events.
Celebrities like Jai Agpangan, Darren Espanto, Martin Nievera, Vina Morales, and more sent their condolences to Domingo and his family via Instagram.
Meanwhile, despite Pineda receiving a diagnosis of a rare autoimmune disease in July of the previous year, Domingo shared that they proceeded with their wedding arrangements as it served as a source of hope for her.
On January 6, Domingo and Pineda exchanged vows in a close-knit ceremony conducted at the San Isidro Labrador Parish in Bulacan.