A netizen posted the story of how Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez met each other and it went viral.
Lucy Torres posted a photo of her 18-year old person on Instagram a few days ago.
That particular post from the wife of Richard Gomez made netizen Reyna Lyn Legaspi Maylas curious of how their love story started.
Maylas then googled it and bumped in a blog written by Lucy several years ago.
I never knew this photo existed until I became his wife. This was taken in 1993, in Lake Caliraya where we shot the second storyboard of our Lux Shampoo TV commercial. Here, I am all of 18 years old, in a long white dress, and totally in love with him (well, since I was 12, actually?). The latter, of course, no one knew except for my sister Caren who was with me as my chaperone. Anyway. This was Day 2 of our shoot, the morning was hot but the wind was cool, the lake sparkled like a bed of diamonds under the golden sunlight. I remember seeking shade under some tree during the break, and people from the production house and agency were taking behind-the-scenes shots. And somewhere far away from the crowd, there was Richard —— tall, dark, handsome, and perfect, in khaki shorts and a shirt, his professional camera with him. I looked towards him, and seeing that his camera was pointed somewhere in my direction I smiled for him, never mind if I did not know for sure it was I that he saw in those lens. Years later, in 1998, I married him to live happily ever after, and as a very new bride organizing our things in our home, I saw this photograph in a drawer. He says he has kept it all along, and that I look beautiful. And if indeed I do, my love, it is only because I was looking at you.♥ @richardgomezinstagram
Based on the article published in kami.com.ph, the blog of the former shampoo commercial model said that her husband first caught her attention in his movies “Inday Bote” and “Blusang Itim”.
At a young age of 12, Lucy already had a crush on the matinee idol of the 90s. She would cut pictures of Richard from magazines and slip them on in her notebook covers.
Since she grew up in Leyte, the mother of Juliana was not expecting that she will have the opportunity to meet her biggest crush. So she would just simply say while giggling “I will see him. I will find him.”
When she got chosen to be the commercial model of Lux shampoo at the age of 18, Lucy Torres initially did not know that she was going to be paired with Richard Gomez.
She was just surprised that it was really him and she elaborated on her blog the fairytale-like moment she had after seeing her long-time crush, based on the article.
It was indeed a fairytale come true for the current representative of the 4th District of Leyte.
Now, the couple are spending their happily ever after with their beautiful daughter Juliana.
The post of Maylas on her Facebook account caught the attention of so many netizens.
It has already received more than 34 thousand reactions, more than 39 thousand shares and hundreds of comments, as of the writing.
Here are the details of the love story of Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez.