Popular broadcaster Korina Sanchez-Roxas has revealed that she and her husband Mar Roxas don’t sleep together at the same time, saying that he sleeps early while she stays up late at night.
“Maaga siya (Mar) matulog. Mga 10 p.m. tulog na yan. Mga nine. Naku horizontal na iyan. Ako 2 am talaga ako matulog. Nanonood ako ng mga series ko. Talagang alas singko gising na siya. Tapos doon na siya sa mga bata,” said Korina, during an interview via Zoom for an episode of “Gabing-Gabi na Vice” hosted by ace comedian Vice Ganda on Facebook.
Korina said that her children Pepe and Pilar brighten up her days all the time. “Ngumiti lang sila wala na talaga ang problema at pagod ko.”
It was Mar who thought of the names for their twins Pepe and Pilar, she said.
“Ang nag-isip ng names si Mar. Una niyan Jack and Jill alam na kasi namin na kambal. Sabi ko masyado naman kano. Sabi niya ‘katapat niyan sa atin Pepe and Pilar.’ Sabi ko parang maganda,” Korina said.
While some couples embrace the idea of sharing t-shirts and pajamas, Korina said that it is not her style.
“Ayoko noon. Gumagastos talaga ako for my sleepwear. Pati bed sheets ko. Kasi kung bibilangin mo, 1/3 of your life you spend in bed,” Korina said.
“So dapat naman siguro, 1/3 of your life, komportable ka. Maging best ka sa mga pang tulog mo sa mga unan mo, mga kobre-kama mo. Ganun. Dapat komportable ka,” she added.
Korina, 55, said that her 63-year-old husband is comfortable sleeping in his worn-out shirts.
“Sobrang luma na. Panay kusot at 25 years old na iyong kanyang mga t-shirt. Iyon ang gusto niya kasi malambot at halos butas na. Parang lumang maong, iyon ang gusto niya,” she said.
When asked if they are still active, Korina smiled and replied: “Let’s just say, masaya ako sa lahat ng bagay.”
In reminding Vice Ganda, Korina said: “Alagaan mo ang sarili mo, health mo, ngayon pa lang. Kasi pag inabuso mo talaga iyong katawan mo, at health mo ng maaga, maaga ka ring tatanda.”
“Importante na ma-maintain mo yung vitality, energy, mga ganun. You have to start taking care of yourself in your thirties;
“Talagang inaalagaan ko sarili ko. I work out. I eat well. I sleep well. I party hard but I also take care of myself very well,” Korina said.
But Korina admitted she’s not getting younger and can feel the changes in her body.
“Sa edad ko parang nagbabanta na siya – energy, tolerance, libido. Parang marami ng banta. Parang (nagsasabi) ‘umayos ka babae, kung hindi talaga pa-tapos ka na.’ Parang ganun,” she said.
Korina also said that she’s taking a lot of vitamins and supplements to stay healthy and strong.
She takes vitamins for breakfast, lunch, dinner and before bedtime. “Lahat ginagawa ko. I consult wellness doctors and I drink vitamins.”
Korina said that she is confident posing in swimwear as she uploads the photos on social media.
When Vice Ganda asked Korina if she asks permission from Mar to pose in swimwear, Korina laughed and said: “Wala siyang magagawa. So hindi na lang niya tinitignan ang social media ko.”