Today, Maxene Magalona and Rob Mananquil are finally tying the knot at a beautiful beach wedding in Boracay. The couple welcomed their guests yesterday in a Coachella-themed dinner party with all their closest friends and family flying in for the occasion.
However, there was one noticeably absent face from last night's crowd, that being Maxene's sister and matron of honor, Saab Magalona-Baccaro.
In an Instagram post, the Cheats singer and mom-to-be revealed that she will be unable to attend the wedding due to her pregnancy. "Today my maid-of-honor gets married and, as her matron-of-honor, I’m so sad that I can’t be with her physically," she writes. "I recently learned that I’m not allowed to travel anymore until after the twins’ birth."
Saab publicly announced her pregnancy last September, which means she could be around four to five months pregnant as of writing. She continues, "I really wish I could be there [at the wedding], but with her big and selfless heart, she [Maxene] told me not to worry about it because the safety of my babies is what’s most important. I love you, [Maxene], and I am currently crying buckets from Manila. (I’m also wearing my matron-of-honor dress in bed like a crazy woman. It’s the hormones.)"
Even though the sisters are spending today apart, their closeness prevails. They are still by each other's side, albeit virtually, for two big milestones in each of their lives—marriage and motherhood. Sending hugs to you, Saab!