MANILA — Prior to becoming a bride herself, pop superstar Sarah Geronimo on Sunday took on duties as maid of honor to Giorgia Guidicelli, the sister of her fiancé, actor Matteo Guidicelli.
Photos circulating online showed the singer joining Giorgia’s bridal entourage before and during the wedding ceremony held at St. Therese Parish Church in Cebu.
Giorgia, the eldest of three Guidicelli siblings, exchanged vows with her long-time partner, Ian Dato.
In a tearful speech during the wedding reception, Geronimo told Giorgia: “I want to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of my heart for being kind to me, for treating me like a friend ever since Matt introduced us through a video call.”
“Thank you for not judging me, Giorgia; for being someone I can always turn to when things get rough with your nakababatang kuya, and also for being patient with your nakababatang ate,” she added, in reference to her being older than Giorgia.
When her voice faltered because of welling emotions, Geronimo said, “Sorry naman, parang kasal ko, ha!”
Geronimo and Matteo, who have been together for six years, announced their engagement in November.