The groom cried and his smiling bride urged him on.
But the wedding of Ai Ai delas Alas and Jed Salang in Las Vegas on April 3 was not all that sober. It was punctuated with laughter and brimming with spontaneity.
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Exclusive videos of the wedding aired on The Buzz on Sunday, April 14 showed Ai Ai and Jed breaking into smiles at the part where the latter was pronouncing the long marriage vows.
“Nung humaba na, hindi ko na kinaya. Hindi ko na alam kunhg anong nangyayari,” Jed said. He added that he was just looking at his wife.
The couple also had their own version of their wedding vows -- something that mirrored what they felt at the moment and which came straight from their heart.
Jed promised to be Ai Ai’s best friend and his clown. He recounted that he had a hard time composing his vows, but decided on starting from the time he saw her perform on stage.
Ai Ai, in simple low-cut white dress, promised to always stay by Jed’s side, even if strays.
“Kung saan mo ko iiwanan don mo ko babalikan,” she told him in front of the officiating priest and the handful of people in the chapel.
Her prayer to God is for Him to separate them “kapag kukunin na Niya tayo.”
Ai Ai has no evidence that she is pregnant, even if her period has been delayed for 15 days. But she’s bent on having Jed’s child, even through in-vitro fertilization.
The comedienne apologized to friends whom she kept in the dark about her Las Vegas wedding, especially those her son Sancho had to lie to because she ordered him to hide the truth.
“Gusto ko sana maging para sa amin lang (ang kasal),” Ai Ai explained. “Maiksi lang itong kasal na ito para (i-announce) ko sa buong mundo.”
To make up for it, Ai Ai revealed plans to hold a church wedding in the Philippines, preferably on Dec. 8 this year since she’s a Marian devotee and the date falls on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.The wedding, she added, will be a big celebration for her siblings, other members of the family and friends.
She plans to work harder for her family now that she’s married and looking forward to a “simple” life with Jed.
“Gusto lang naming mag-abroad at pa chill-chill lang,” said Ai Ai.
Jed, on the other hand, says it’s fine to plan, but he’d rather take things one day at a time because one never knows what tomorrow will bring.
“One day at a time, step by step. Life is is short. Kung ano meron tayo, kung anong ikasasaya ng bawat isa sa family, sa aming dalawa, gagawin namin.”
His dream, he adds, is to be someone people look up to.
Like Ai Ai, Jed admitted he never saw himself getting married. He told this to his cousins, who chided him for not inviting them to his wedding.
Ai Ai said in interviews that she’s done with marriage and would rather focus on her career and her children.
Her prayer is for God to give her good health and a long life “para matagal kong makasama si Jed.”
Her groom, on the other hand, is praying that God grant her and Ai Ai boundless patience for each other.
Ai Ai, 48, is 20 years Jed’s senior.
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