On the topic of being rich, Nadine Lustre asserted that she puts a premium on contentment and “counting her blessings” over all else.
In an interview with Boy Abunda on July 8, the “Beauty and the Bestie” actress shared her take on the value of money and her general definition of wealth.
“It’s just being contented. You have a roof over your head, you eat properly, your family is okay,” she stated.
When asked straightforwardly about “how rich she is,” Nadine answered, “I think I’m rich because I’m contented.”
“I count my blessings. It’s really just understanding that what you have now is all that you need in life,” she added.
In the same interview, Nadine also revealed that her current boyfriend, French-Filipino businessman Christophe Bariou, has grown comfortable being in a relationship with someone who’s in the limelight.
“He is. He’s getting used to it at least. I think he understands that it’s something that he cannot escape. It’s part of it, so he’s okay with it,” she explained.
Nadine later spoke of how she met her non-showbiz boyfriend through mutual friends and what she thought of Christophe the first time they met.
“We have common friends because I have friends who have been living in Siargao for a while now. In July [of] last year, three of us, two of my other friends, we ended up going to Siargao just for a vacation kasi nga medyo maluwag na nung time na ‘yun so we were able to fly out,” she detailed.
“Then one of my good friends was working for him [for] social media. So she asked him na, ‘Uy, can we go to your spot?’ Because there’s a beach there, a secret beach where there’s no one there most of the time, and it’s really peaceful. ‘Yun yung kung saan magmi-meet yung ilog at dagat. Asked him if we could go, but we ended up just swimming in his pool so that’s pretty much it,” she said.
Nadine admitted, “My friends kasi were talking about him already and they were saying na, ‘Oh, he’s actually really cute.’ When I saw him, I’m like ‘Okay fine, he’s actually kinda cute.’”
It was January of this year when Nadine went Instagram-official with Christophe, several months after they were first rumored to be dating.
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