READ: Danica Sotto, Marc Pingris on his PBA retirement

Published May 27, 2021, 1:04 PM

by Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Husbands and wives will always support each other, and Danica Pingris has been the wind beneath her husband Marc’s wings.

Marc Pingris, a professional basketball player, has announced his retirement. And for Danica, it has been one long ride full of special memories. “I will definitely miss watching him play, but I’m also excited for what lies ahead. I know God has even greater plans. To everyone who has supported Marc in his basketball career, thank you so much! We are eternally grateful for all your love and support,” posted Danica on her Instagram account.

She also recalled how life was like when Marc had a game, “Hindi mo makakausap yan! He’s quiet and not his usual kulit self. Naka focus sa talaga sa game. Minsan, ilang araw pa. I give him his space kasi nag-iisip talaga yan ng malalim. But once the game is over, he will always look for me and the kids in the crowd so he can hug us and say he loves us.”

She knows that their family is the most important, and he makes sure to make them feel that way after every game, “Kapag ganyan na siya sa akin, it means mission accomplished na siya. Nanalo na team nila, para sa family namin o kaya para sa bayan.”

“I will be forever proud of what you’ve accomplished @jeanmarc15 I’ll always be by your side. Love you so much! #forevercheerleader

Marc also posted a lengthy one in his Instagram account, and thanked his family for their support over the past 16 years. “To my wife, Danica, thank you for your love. Thank you for all the sacrifices you made for me & our family. Thank you for staying beside me, for pushing me to work harder & never give up. I love you!”