ACTRESS Gwen Zamora, seven months pregant and all, remains a glowing presence from behind TnT Katropa's bench, constantly boosting the morale of fiancé David Semerad.
She's got all the time to focus on him right now, after all, before she gives birth to their son, Cooper John, in two months.
“I have to be the backbone," Gwen says. "Ako ang nag-aasikaso ng mga bagay na hindi na niya kailangan pag-isipan like pagkain and damit. When he’s at home, all I want for him to think is rest and recovery. Besides, kapag andito na 'yung baby namin, alam kong walang tulugan na ito."
Gwen is always grateful for the many life discoveries she's been learning about in her journey with David.
“It’s interesting, it’s fun,” she says. “Like I thought an athlete's life would be busier. So at home, they need more rest so we take advantage of that time to rest and recover kasi sa work, todo-bigay talaga sila.”
Managing David's time is also important to her. “David also likes to workout kasi he wants to be fit. So we have to juggle his rest time, training, and gym.”
Despite her pregnancy, Gwen has assured David of her all-out support, attending all his games, be it in Manila or at out-of-town venues.
The traveling and his husband's gym work, she says, also help her exercise in preparation for the baby's delivery. “I try to walk a lot kasi nagmamanas na ako, so when he goes to the gym I do treadmill and just walk para hindi ako mahirapan.”
Gwen and David plan to tie the knot in May next year, when Cooper will be eight months old.