Why can’t the PNoy get married?

I’m sure all of us would want to know why President Aquino, at 50, still prefers to go on “dating.”
Surely, the nation would love to see our Chief Executive go down the aisle with the future First Lady. (Lesson learned: It’s better to have a First Lady than a First Gentleman).

Seeing the President getting married with the girl of his dreams is a good start of another reality show in the life and times of the PNoy.

In the meantime, we just have to contend with developments in the President’s latest fling with his stylist, 29-year-old Liz Uy, since he had already admitted that it’s all over between him and Valenzuela City Councilor Shalani Soledad. The first ex-girlfriend has finally found joy in being a co-host to controversial TV personality Willie Revillame and we can only wish her all the luck.

Seriously speaking, it’s really difficult to talk about marriage, especially when you are a celebrity.

But over the weekend, I was surprised to get an email from an old friend who lives in the United States.
He attached several quotes from prominent American personalities – married or not—on their views about marriage.

This guy is not a marriage counselor, but believe it or not, a long-time technocrat with the World Bank.
I thought that it would be best to see in print, not only for the President to see, but as a guide to all men –married or not.

Take the case of movie actor Lee Majors, who said, “when a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.”

Then we can get an insight from former US Vice President Al Gore, who had recently divorced his wife.

“After marriage, husband and wife become two sides of a coin; they just can’t face each other, but still they stay together.”

Look who’s talking. Mike Tyson, the boxer and wife beater, said, that the “woman inspires us to great things, and prevents us from achieving them.”

For movie actor George Clooney, “the great question…which I have not been able to answer is ‘What does a woman want?’”

Former US President Bill Clinton confessed,” I had some words with my wife, and she had some paragraphs with me.”

Here’s former US President George W. Bush’s advice: “Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight dinner, soft music and dancing.

She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”

The tough-talking former New York Mayor Rudy Giullani was quite behaved in his remarks. “I don’t worry about terrorism. I was married for two years,” he said.

We also got an insight from basketball great Michael Jordan who said, “There’s a way of transferring funds that is even faster than electronic. It’s called marriage.”

Here’s a tip from basketball superstar Shaquille O’ Neil: “Two secrets to keep your marriage brimming: 1. Whenever you’re wrong, admit it, 2. Whenever you’re right, shut up.”

So what did movie actor David Hasselhoff did before getting married? “Anything I wanted to,” he said.

Even US President Barack Obama has his own pleading: “A good wife always forgives her husband when she’s wrong.”

Well, let’s also look at comedian Jay Leno’s experience on marriage: “First, there’s the promise ring, then the engagement ring, then the wedding ring. Soon after…comes… Suffer…ing!” Joel Paredes


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