Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati hold a civil wedding

Heidi Hsia

16 Mar – Following the government's decision to declare a state of emergency over COVID-19, celebrity couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati decided to opt for a civil wedding instead of a lavish ceremony as previously planned.

As reported on Push, on 14 March, both Gutierrez and Lahbati posted several photos from their union on social media, writing, "I have you and it's enough. It's everything."

"Thank you, Lord for today. The big gathering to celebrate with all our loved ones, friends and colleagues will have to wait because we care more about everyone's safety and health," the couple added.

The lovebirds, who have been together since 2012 after working together on "Makapiling Ka Muli", announced their engagement in March 2017.

However, their wedding was postponed after Lahbati was pregnant with their second child Kai, who was born a year later.

(Photo Source: Sarah Lahbati Instagram)