A rare window into Sereno's blissful marriage life: 'Every night is a Valentine's night'
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno answers queries during forum with Foreign Correspondent of the Philippines in Quezon City. INQUIRER PHOTO / Richard A. Reyes
IN A NUTSHELL: In a rare show of openness, Chief Justice says she and her husband always see to it that they stay ‘the course’ • She says she is enjoying a simple married life
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Amid the controversies surrounding her impeachment case, Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno can still keep the spark and romance in her marriage alive.
“Every night is a Valentine’s night for us,” Sereno said in a Foreign Correspondents Association of the Philippines (FOCAP) forum on Friday when asked if she still had time for dates with her husband.
At home, Sereno said that she and her husband, Mario Jose, always make time to come together, to talk about all the happenings of the day, and to reassure each other that they were on the right track.
“The best part of the day is when we come together at night and we chat about the goings on of the day, and then we strengthen each other. ‘Stay the course, stay the course.’ That part is really fun,” the Chief Justice said.
In all the 35 years of their “simple” married life, Sereno said that they have only taken two vacations abroad.
“That means we are basically home bound people. We are so comfortable in our house, in our simple house, and we consider it as a really fulfilling life, simple as it is. We see each other a lot. We don’t need to go out to have fun,” Sereno said.
“Inside is good,” she said./ac