Richard Gutierrez, Sarah Lahbati postpone wedding due to coronavirus outbreak

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 12) - Celebrity couple Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati decided to postpone their wedding this weekend amid the coronavirus disease outbreak.

The wedding was supposed to take place on Saturday, March 14 at Shangri-La at the Fort Hotel in Bonifacio Global City.

“As much as we want to celebrate our love with our family and friends, in light of the recent situation we have decided to postpone our wedding as we do not want to put anyone at risk,” said Gutierrez in an Instagram post.

He added, “Thank you so much to those who flew in and to everyone who worked so hard for our special day. We only wish good health for everyone and we hope to celebrate with you as soon as things get better. Much love, Richard & Sarah.”

The wedding recently made buzz on social media after it was announced the high profile politicians will attend the wedding as sponsors. Among them are former presidents Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and Joseph Estrada, as well as President Rodrigo Duterte and his spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

Gutierrez and Lahbati first met in a television drama in 2012 when they were still artists of GMA Network. The following year Lahbati gave birth to their first son Zion.