Monday, February 19, 2018

Mike Tan Says He Has Valid Reasons For Keeping His Wedding A Secret And It's Not Because He's Ashamed Of His Wife


MIKE TAN felt sad when his character in “Ika-6 na Utos” was killed. “Nakakahinayang kasi ang tagal pa pala ng itatakbo ng show, tapos nawala na agad ako,” he says. “But then, it turned out bibigyan naman pala ako ng kapalit na bagong show, ang ‘Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka’, na leading man ako ni Yasmien Kurdi.”

Mike got married last January 22 in a very private ceremony in Rodriguez, Rizal, to his non-showbiz girlfriend, but he decided to keep it very quiet. “More than ten years na rin kami kasi bago pa ako sumali sa Starstruck, magkakilala na kami, e. Ilang beses muna niya kong ni-reject bago siya nakipag-date sa akin. Naging tahimik kami all throughout kahit nasa showbiz na ako. Never siyang umeksena and now na kasal na kami, we prefer na maging tahimik pa rin yun as much as possible.”

Someone quipped that he might appear not be proud of his wife so he’s hiding her from public. “Hindi naman. Siya rin naman ang may gusto ng ganitong set up. Even our wedding was so private. Ayaw niya ng engrandeng kasal. Only close family and friends were invited and we requested them not to post our wedding pictures sa social media. Wala ngang showbiz friends na invited, so nirerespeto ko lang ang decision niya to be private.”

So now, is he ready to have his own family? “Yes, kasi 31 na rin ako. It’s about time bumuo ng sarili kong pamilya. Ready na kami tanggapin kung ano ang ibibigay ni God sa amin. Mas inspired nga akong magtrabaho because of my new responsibility as head of our family. Hanga nga ako sa kapareha ko in ‘Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka’ na si Yasmien Kurdi kasi matagumpay niyang napagsasabay ang kanyang family life and career.”

He’s also happy to be part of an advocaserye like “Hindi Ko Kayang Iwan Ka” about the ordeals and struggles of a person who is HIV positive. This will start airing on February 26, replacing the current Sanya Lopez-starrer, “Haplos”.

“The incidence of HIV in our country continues to escalate so it’s alarming. Kaya kailangan ng ganitong show that will foster awareness about HIV and how to handle it. Dito, as the title shows, hindi ko iniwanan si Yasmien even after I found out na HIV positive siya. Nakuha niya yun when she was raped by Martin del Rosario. In spite of this, I supported her all the way as her husband and magkasama kaming nilabanan yung sakit niya at lahat ng mga taong nanlalait sa kanya dahil nga may HIV siya.”

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