This is how they do it

Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolz­ico be­lieve mar­ried life isn’t a one-size-fits-all way for cou­ples.

Manila Bulletin - - Front Page - By REGINA MAE PARUNGAO

Solenn Heussaff and Nico Bolz­ico be­lieve mar­ried life isn’t a one-size-fits-all way for cou­ples.

Even though they are hus­band and wife, Nico Bolz­ico and Solenn Heussaff still do some things sep­a­rately at times.

For one, each goes on solo travel from time to time. She also gets to be with her friends, same way he does with his own set. There are no do’s and don’ts. Isn’t that cool?

Not for ev­ery­one. In an ex­clu­sive in­ter­view with Bul­letin En­ter­tain­ment, Solenn and Nico said some peo­ple don’t like it – and they say so on­line. Still, the two are adamant that every ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship is unique.

She tells naysay­ers to stop com­par­ing their re­la­tion­ship to other peo­ple, say, par­ents, friends, celebri­ties, and even In­sta­gram per­son­al­i­ties.

“There isn’t a magic for­mula when it comes to th­ese things. What works for you might not work for us. I would say that my life hasn’t changed com­pletely when I got mar­ried to Nico,” Solenn ex­plained.

“Some­times I hear peo­ple say, ‘Why are you do­ing that? You’re al­ready a mar­ried woman.’ But, Nico has his own set of friends and he doesn’t need to ask per­mis­sion every time he needs to go out. The thing here is, we’re happy in our home but we’re also happy on our own. Noth­ing can stop us from do­ing what we want just be­cause we have a ring on our fin­ger.”

They also get annoyed when peo­ple ask: “When will you have a baby?”

“When Nico and I started dat­ing, they asked us, ‘When are you get­ting mar­ried?’ When we were about to get mar­ried, they asked, ‘When is the date?’ Now, we’re con­stantly be­ing nagged when I will get preg­nant,” she said.

Both love chil­dren and so Solenn and Nico will def­i­nitely have one, maybe two, in the fu­ture, in their “own time.” “We don’t want to stress our­selves with that. Maybe we want to have kids 15 years from now. We be­lieve there’s no right time for that. When it hap­pens, it hap­pens,” he said.

Wifezilla, ‘bul­lied’ hus­band

Solenn and Nico are of­ten dubbed as the def­i­ni­tion of #cou­ple­goals with mil­lions of fans watch­ing their every move on so­cial me­dia.

While over­shar­ing on the plat­form has be­come an is­sue now, the two think they are above it. There are times they put their cell phones down and sim­ply ap­pre­ci­ate the mo­ment they have.

“Of course, some­times we get car­ried away, but we do have prob­lems that we still keep to our­selves. We don’t post those on­line, don’t talk about them on­line,” Solenn said.

“But if it is some­thing that the younger gen­er­a­tion can learn from us, then we do (post it). I guess, in the midst of the whole mil­len­nial gen­er­a­tion nowa­days, we want to share some cute things about us with­out, you know, over­shar­ing.”

The two love to prank and com­pete with each other (look up #wifezilla and #el­bolz­ico on In­sta­gram). Th­ese things make their re­la­tion­ship hap­pier.

They also have a deeper mean­ing for “com­pet­i­tive­ness.”

“Our com­pe­ti­tion is re­ally healthy. I be­lieve be­cause it is some­thing that chal­lenges you to bet­ter your­self. You al­ways want to im­prove as a per­son,” Solenn said.

Nico added, “It helps you to grow, to give your best. But re­mem­ber that if you win, you’ll be happy. But if you lose, you learn some­thing. So it’s al­ways a win-win sit­u­a­tion.”

Nico and Solenn fur­ther raised the bar on what #cou­ple­goals re­ally means as they showed off their com­pet­i­tive grit on the road in the re­cently launched Chevro­let Colorado Storm Chal­lenge.

In a three-part on­line video se­ries re­leased by The Covenant Car Com­pany, Inc. (TCCCI), the ex­clu­sive im­porter and dis­trib­u­tor of Chevro­let ve­hi­cles and parts in the Philip­pines, Nico and Solenn went be­hind the wheel of the new Chevro­let Colorado High Coun­try Storm to take on dif­fer­ent 4x4 chal­lenges, in­clud­ing the han­dling test, water splash chal­lenge, and hill climb chal­lenge, in the vast and un­for­giv­ing ter­rain of Pam­panga. Nico emerged as the grand win­ner.

“I’d never own a truck be­fore. So I re­ally pan­icked be­cause I’m like a grandma when I drive. But af­ter this, I thought I was a pro­fes­sional driver. I learned that I can also be a man, like when you say car, it’s usu­ally about man. So I want to be one al­ready,” Solenn quipped.

Asked about her show­biz projects, Solenn shared she just fin­ished a movie last March with Ben­jamin Alves. She is set to do an­other one with Sam Milby and An­ge­line Quinto, and a tele­serye with Den­nis Trillo and Ding­dong Dantes.

More, the multi-tal­ented ac­tress will hold her third art ex­hibit next year un­der the theme “What chil­dren might not see in the fu­ture.”

There isn’t a magic for­mula when it comes to th­ese things. What works for you might not work for us.

NICO BOLZ­ICO and Solenn Heussaff

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