Sarah and Matteo Marry in Secret Wedding, Mommy Divine’s Arrival Sparks Trouble

Social media was abuzz early on February 20 when columnist Ricky Lo announced that Matteo Guidicelli and Sarah Geronimo are getting married anytime that day.

According to the columnist, a highly reliable source told him that the wedding was very “hush hush” and will be attended by Matteo’s family. He was unsure whether Sarah’s family will be there, particularly because Mommy Divine is reportedly against the couple marriage plans.

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All throughout the day, Sarah’s friends and workmates shared photos of the 31-year-old popstar working hard for a taping. There was no indication that she was getting married that day, with her friends joking that they are doing their best to rush through the taping so Sarah could still prepare for the wedding.

But it turned out Ricky Lo’s source was right. That evening, the two got married in a civil ceremony held at Shangri-La Hotel in Bonifacio Global City. Word of the wedding apparently reached Mommy Divine who rushed to the venue to “talk” to her daughter.

The popstar’s mother was definitely not happy with the secret wedding and wanted to speak with her daughter about it, but she was not allowed inside the venue. Upon learning about the situation, Matteo went out and reportedly punched Mommy Divine’s bodyguard in the neck, accusing him of being the one who told Sarah’s mother about the secret wedding and its location.

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Taguig Police chief, Colonel Celso Rodriguez, confirmed that a bodyguard of the Geronimo family, Jerry Tamara, reported to them that the actor punched him in the neck.

The close-in bodyguard, Tamara, went to our office and reported that he was punched by Guidicelli on the neck after he accused him that he told Mommy Divine about their wedding,” the police chief said.

The police blotter indicated that the bodyguard went to the station at around 11PM on Thursday, February 20, to report the incident that transpired at Shangri-La Hotel in Bonifacio Global City.

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Pinagdududahan na raw ni Mommy Divine na magpapakasal nang lihim ‘yung dalawa kaya inutusan niya si Tamara na i-inform siya sa pinupuntahan nila,” the police chief added.

He said that Tamara arrived with Mommy Divine at the venue and was asking to speak with her daughter because she was not informed of the wedding. But Matteo rushed out and was angry about the leak, leading to the confrontation with the bodyguard.

He did not say that he will not file. That is why we are still waiting for him to file a formal complaint to us,” the police chief added.

While it is unsure whether the bodyguard will pursue the case, he reportedly went to Taguig-Pateros District Hospital for medical examination and medical report that he could use in filing a complaint against the actor. Uh-oh.

Despite the altercation, we wish Sarah and Matteo a happily life together! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Sources: Manila Bulletin, Inquirer, ABS-CBN News