When it comes to marriage, Ellen Adarna is a firm believer that couples should live in first before tying the knot.
In an interview on the "Between Us Queens" podcast hosted by Pia Wurtzbach, the "My Illegal Wife" actress said that it was her father who introduced the concept to her when she was "kicked out" of their house when she was 18.
"My dad suggested na, 'Mag-live in na kayo, get to know your partner.' Kasi 'yun talaga 'yung fear niya, na magpakasal kami at a very young age," she revealed.
"So he wanted us to get to know our partner, know what we want and don't want."
And so she did, admitting that she has lived in with all of her past boyfriends.
"How will I get to know him, how will I get to know the truth? Kasi it's so different when you're in the same house," she explained.
"Mahirap kasi talaga if you don't really know the person... Let's say if you're going to marry him, mag-iiba kasi talaga eh. Okay na 'yang i-test drive mo muna bago mo bilhin," she added.
Ellen also gave some advice for people who are considering the idea of living in.
"It's for your protection. You also have to think about the future and yourself. Things can really go wrong. There's nothing certain," she enthused.
Ellen is currently staying with her fiance Derek Ramsay. They got engaged last March.
Her son with former partner John Lloyd Cruz, Elias, also stays with her, but she maintained that they have a co-parenting setup.
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