There are only a couple of weeks left until Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford’s much-awaited union! For sure, the couple are excited at the thought of becoming Mr. and Mrs. Crawford at last. As for their family and closest friends, it’s pretty much the same. After all, just how lovely is it to see a beautiful love story unravel before their very eyes? For this, Ria Atayde couldn’t hold back her excitement during an exclusive interview with Push yesterday, February 4.
Right now, Ria is hard at work fulfilling her duties as her cousin Coleen’s maid of honor.
“Nakakapagod din pala mag-plano ng wedding ano? Feeling ko wedding ko ‘yung pinaplano ko pero everything is going fine.”
According to the Kapamilya actress, she can’t wait for the couple to finally be together, this time, as husband and wife. For someone who has witnessed Coleen and Billy’s struggles during the early days of their relationship, it’s no wonder why their marriage is a big deal for Ria.
“Alam kong binatikos sila ng bonggan-bongga lalo na ‘yung nag-umpisa sila di ba? So parang finally ito na, wala ng masasabi ‘yung tao dahil kasal na sila, may forever pala.”
Early in February, Coleen held her intimate bachelorette trip in Hawaii, where she brought along her squad, including the maid of honor. There, the bunch had a mini tropical-themed photo shoot along the beach, and it is worth noting how Ria rocked her body with confidence in a swimsuit.
Talking about the event, Ria said that she has let go of her insecurities on her body.
“I have embraced regardless of how my body looks. I should embrace it and I should love it and be confident about it. And my social influence, it’s not that I have a lot of followers pero parang to see na may mga nagre-reply na parang ‘Dati nahihiya ako pero since you are embracing your flaws, parang nakakataba sa puso,’ so I feel like it’s my duty to empower people na kahit anong hitsura mo, embrace and love your body.”
What can you say about this statement from Ria Atayde? How about you, are you excited for Coleen Garcia and Billy Crawford’s upcoming wedding this April? Share with us your feels in the comment section below!