Even as celebrities, Ariel Rivera and Gelli de Belen are living a typical “normal life” with their two sons, Joaqui and Julio. They put their family on top of their priorities., Gelli is a hands-on mom, looking after their children’s needs, and Ariel on forming bonds and imposing discipline on them.
According to Real Living, The simple life they’re leading came from their goals way back. “There’s more to life than working,” Gelli once said. This was during the younger years of Gelli when she was in a competitive time in her life. Ariel, however, has always dreamed of being a good father and a good spouse.
“That’s my only goal in life. If anything else comes after that, it’s all bonuses. Work, health—that’s good. Pero my goal in life is to be a good father and a good husband,” Ariel said.
As a young man, Ariel saw how his dad prioritized family over career. He admires how devoted his father was to his mother, saying, “I wanted to be like my dad, how he treated my mom, and I vowed, ‘That’s the same way I will treat my wife, my kids.”
These beliefs relate to their house’s interiors — simple, sleek, and minimalist interiors, flaunting vibrant, warm-colored photographs and chairs.. Gelli, even on her younger days, is admittedly simple. “Basta meron akong bahay, meron akong TV, meron akong higaan, maayos ’yong kitchen chorva namin.” All of these are exactly what one can find in the Rivera home, if not more.
Let’s take a tour at the Rivera home below.
The living area features a comfortable sofa in gray, topped with throw pillows, and an orange accent chair to the side. A pair of barstools next to the shelves is also in orange. Not to be missed is the pop art rendition of the Rivera sons on one side of the area, which serves as a refreshing break to the color scheme.
The floor-to-ceiling mirror with a dramatic backlight makes the room look larger than it really is. “Akala mo, ang laki ng bahay,” quips Ariel. “Pagpasok… ay, ang liit lang pala!”
Six plastic dining chairs in gray and orange surround the glass-topped table. Stylist Gwyn Guanzon showcased an array of flower-filled vases on their dining table and hung two Noel Pascual paintings on the wall for added visual interest.
The gray and orange color scheme continue to the kitchen, where sleek appliances and granite countertops lend a modern feel to the space. Mildly industrial shades of top cabinets and walls.
There’s an exclusive powder room for visitors as Ariel don’t want them to go upstairs and use their personal comfort room. Brown tiles surround the toilet with an inviting sleek and frost-accented sink.
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