Two weddings for Mikael and Megan

February 23, 2020
Mikael Daez & Megan Young

MIKAEL Daez says his wedding to Megan Young was not rushed as some people think. “Akala ng iba, biglaan lang, but it’s not,” he says. “We really wanted it to be intimate.  We first met in a fashion show in 2010 where she’s the host and I’m one of the models. The following year, we became officially on. So before we got married, nine years na kaming on and we’ve already traveled together to so many foreign places so we can now say we really know each other na. Also, we’re of the right age. I’m 32, she’s 29, so we’re not just taking the plunge without knowing what we’re getting into.”  

They had two weddings. The first one was in Caleruega in Batangas, where they signed their matrimonial contract with only family members witnessing it. The second one was held in Subic, where they invited more than 100 guests. They fell deeply in love with each other because they can feel that they really help each other grow as better persons.  

“Wala pa ako sa showbiz when we met each other,” adds Mikael. “2011 when GMA-7 got me to be with Marian Rivera in ‘Amaya’. We both know then that mas priority namin ang careers namin so we agreed to be discreet about our relationship and we kept it a secret. When she became Miss World in 2013, kami na. That was the time I was paired with Andrea Torres at nag-click yung tambalan namin so nagkasunud-sunod ang soaps namin. Secret pa rin 'yung relationship namin. I was the one who finally admitted it in 2017 and by the time when we were paired in ‘The Stepdaughters’, which was a hit it ran on the air for about a year, mas open na kami sa relasyon namin.”

And now, life goes on for them as husband and wife. They’re both busy with their respective soap. He is in the current hit primetime drama, “Love of My Life”, while Megan is currently working with Dennis Trillo, Alice Dixson and Bianca Umali in the forthcoming “Legal Wives”.  

“We’re both busy with our respective soaps but we always try to find time for each other,” he says. “Right now, mas tumaas pa ang rating ng ‘Love of My Life’, which is already doing well in the surveys, dahil sa pagpasok ni Rhian Ramos as the single mother whose son was sired pala by my brother in the story, Tom Rodriguez, kaya may conflict sila ni Carla Abellana na siya nang legal wife ni Tom. Then papasok din ako as the prodigal son of Ms. Coney Reyes, our mom na galit sa akin dahil she considers me the black sheep in our family. So expect more sparks to fly sa bawat eksena.”