Maine Mendoza and actor-politician Arjo Atayde (GMA Network photos courtesy)

In a heartwarming union, beloved Kapamilya actor and politician Arjo Atayde and renowned actress-host Maine Mendoza have officially become a married couple. The joyous occasion took place in the enchanting city of Baguio, as they exchanged their heartfelt vows at the Alphaland Baguio Mountain Lodges Chapel, culminating a love that has blossomed for over four years.

The esteemed couple was honored by an impressive array of principal sponsors, including ABS-CBN President and CEO Carlo Katigbak, as well as Dreamscape Entertainment boss Deo Endrinal. The esteemed trio of veteran hosts, Tito Sotto, Vic Sotto, and Joey de Leon, stood as their wedding godfathers, adding a touch of nostalgia and camaraderie to the special day. Joining the entourage as principal sponsors were prominent politicians, House Speaker Martin Romualdez, and Sen. Migz Zubiri.

Arjo’s list of groomsmen featured actors Enchong Dee and Joseph Marco, who proudly stood by his side in support of the joyous celebration. Equally radiant were the bridesmaids, including the lovely Maja Salvador, beauty queen MJ Lastimosa, Ciara Sotto, Kristine Hermosa, and Sheena Halili, who added their charm and grace to the joyous festivities.

The delightful wedding reception took place at the elegant Baguio Country Club, where family, friends, and well-wishers gathered to celebrate the couple’s newfound happiness.

Before the wedding, Arjo’s mother, Sylvia Sanchez, organized a delightful bridal shower for Maine, extending a warm and loving welcome to her new family. Filled with excitement and anticipation, Sylvia expressed her joy and affection for her soon-to-be daughter-in-law, eagerly awaiting the big day.

Arjo and Maine publicly declared their love for each other in March 2019, and over the years, their relationship blossomed, as they embraced each other’s families and formed strong bonds with their loved ones. Their engagement in July 2022 was met with excitement, although they chose to keep the details of their wedding a cherished secret.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Arjo candidly shared his devotion to Maine, affirming that she will always be his top priority. Balancing his career, responsibilities in Congress, and his love for Maine, he lovingly expressed that she holds a special place in his heart.

Looking forward to a bright future together, Arjo openly discussed his plans to have three children with Maine, a testament to their commitment and love for building a beautiful family.

As they embark on this new chapter as a married couple, fans and well-wishers alike can’t help but share in their happiness and wish them a lifetime of love and joy. Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza, a love story that captivates hearts, now begins a promising journey to forever. (ai/mnm)