Maricel Soriano, who is tagged as the Diamond Star of the Philippine entertainment industry, almost tripped during the premiere of her new movie with the title ‘My 2 Mommies’. Maricel Soriano is undeniably among the well-loved veteran actresses as she would not be called as the “Diamond Star” for nothing. Year 1994 proved to be a banner one for Maricel, and the movie press, reportedly led by entertainment columnist and TV host Oskee Salazar, took note of the actress’s successive hits. She remained a big TV star, too, with the success of her drama anthology, which, after three years, was retitled The Maricel Drama Special, and it ran for the next seven years. While this is seemingly impossible to many of us, there are fangirls and/or fanboys who are lucky enough to be able to make this dream come true, just like Vice Ganda who’s able to create a cordial connection with his ultimate idol and Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin star Maricel Soriano. READ ALSO: Neil Ryan Sese Shares ‘Tindero’ Experience Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Please like and follow/ FB PageViral FactsPhilnews YouTube Channel, Tagged as: Discover what happened on this day. Their male counterparts included the brothers William and Albert Martinez, Gabby Concepcion, and Alfie Anido. Maricel was also paired with other leading men, like Gabby Concepcion (Pepe en Pilar, 1983), Ronnie Ricketts (John & Marsha ’86), Fernando Poe Jr. (Batang Quiapo, 1986), and Randy Santiago (Taray and Teroy, 1988). Based on the article from Abante Entertainment, in a scene where Maricel had to run after her daughter, the character played by Jodi, while the latter was taken to a police car. Maricel and Edu got married in a very private ceremony in 1989. These hippie kids protested against the Vietnam War and participated in the civil rights movement. “Ang dami niyang magagandang damit. “Pero hindi talaga pinag-adya kaya ’yong father ko pa din ang nasunod, kaya Maricel Soriano,” she explained. Maricel and William showed great chemistry in their first movie together, Oh, My Mama!, and they became a love team on- and off-screen. Kaluskos Musmos and its subsequent show, Kuskos Balungos, were directed by Johnny Manahan, now popularly known as Mr. M, the chairman emeritus of Star Magic, ABS-CBN's talent arm. In 1980, Maricel was signed up by Regal Films and became part of the movie production company’s pioneering batch of contract stars who were collectively called Regal Babies. "So ibig sabihin...” she then went on displaying her signature mataray stance and comedic flair, “... may edad na ako ngayon. Hindi ko kinakahiya ’yon. Maricel may have hit bumps along the way in her 48 years in showbiz, but just like diamonds—known to be the hardest substance and thus cannot be tarnished—her contributions in the industry shine ever brightly and are forever appreciated. Maricel Soriano, Maricel’s signature fast-talking, street-smart, and no-nonsense demeanor gave the false impression that she was snobbish, snooty and bitchy, despite being far from it in real life. She has an elder sister, Bec-Bec Soriano (mother of actress Meryll Soriano), and two younger brothers, plus half-siblings, including entrepreneur Mykee Martinez and actor Mel Martinez. © 2020 ABS-CBN Corporation. Other cast members included veteran stars Norma Blancaflor and Aurora Salve, as well as Tirso Cruz III, who was then a teen singing idol.