Richard Gomez And Lucy Torres Celebrate Their 21st Anniversary With The Sweetest Tributes Ever
Actors turned public servants Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez have been head over heels for each other and only each other since the early 90s, and theirs is a love story their collective fanbases—us included!—have remained inspired by over the years.
If you've yet to learn the hows and whens of when they transitioned from co-stars to friends and ultimately to Mr. and Mrs., all you need to do is scroll through their Instagram acconts and spot any of the many photos of each other that they share. It's likely that there will be an accompanying caption; Lucy almost always talks about how she has loved Richard since she was 12 years old, while Richard never gets tired of reminiscing about the day he met Lucy on a TV set.
Seriously—a photo of this beautiful couple could be placed next to "happiness" in a dictionary!
This month, Lucy and Richard treat us to something extra special: the happily married couple are celebrating 21 years of wedded bliss together (cue, applause and tears) and they each posted the sweetest tribute ever to their relationship and each other.
In part, Lucy writes, "When the clock struck midnight Richard pulled me close, locked me in his piercing gaze, and asked me to marry him. I said yes in a heartbeat. I was in denim shorts, a t-shirt, slippers. He was in shorts, a shirt, sneakers. The ring was not in a box or pouch, it was just swimming loosely in his pocket for hours the whole evening. Until he pulled it out to slip it on my finger."
And if you think that wasn't sweet enough, Richard had his own thoughts to share about his wife.
"It didn't take too long and I asked her to marry me. It's been 21 years since and it feels like we just got married yesterday," he says.
While marriage is truly a gift of its own, it becomes even more special when it's one that remains cared for and nurtured for 21 years and counting.
Lucy and Richard got married on April 28, 2008 at the St. Peter and Paul Parish Church in Ormoc where he is now Mayor.
December 1997. We were in the balcony of my parent’s home in Carlota Hills, it was the eve of my birthday and a handful of us were around a small table, a view of the sea before us. When the clock struck midnight Richard pulled me close, locked me in his piercing gaze, and asked me to marry him. I said yes in a heartbeat. I was in denim shorts, a t-shirt, slippers. He was in shorts, a shirt, sneakers. The ring was not in a box or pouch, it was just swimming loosely in his pocket for hours the whole evening. Until he pulled it out to slip it on my finger. He took this photo moments after we got engaged. And if I look dazed it’s because I was. I was going to marry this man I have loved since I was 12 years old, spend forever with him, the love of my life. 21 today. You are my home @richardgomezinstagram. Thank you for a love that always feels like summer.♥?
We can never get enough of Lucy and Richard's adorable husband and wife pictures that never fail to make us smile, so we're sharing the joy they give us with you in this gallery below. Check out some of the sweetest snaps they've collected over the years!
Photos from @lucytgomez @richardgomezinstagram