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The Legal Wife
is a 2014 Filipino melodramatic family drama television series broadcasting on ABS-CBN and worldwide on The Filipino Channel on January 27, 2014, replacing Maria Mercedes. Directed by Rory B. Quintos and Dado C. Lumibao,the series serves as a primetime comeback for Angel Locsin who had last starred in the fantasy drama television series Imortal in 2010, and the first television series for JC de Vera on ABS-CBN. Together with Locsin and de Vera, the series is also topbilled by Jericho Rosales and Maja Salvador. It is the eighth television drama in the Philippines made by ABS-CBN filmed in high definition.


The story revolves around Monica Santiago (Angel Locsin). Due to the past she encountered with her mother Eloisa (Rio Locsin), her life is put through the test in a whole new environment with her father Javier (Christopher de Leon), and her two brothers Javi (Joem Bascon) and Jasper (Ahron Villena). Through a set of circumstances, she will meet and fall in love with Adrian (Jericho Rosales), the man who will teach her how to love again, and the man who can also break her heart.


Main castEdit

Supporting castEdit

Guest castEdit


  • Bernard Palanca as Miguel Zapanta
  • Vandolph Quizon as Samboy
  • Joe Vargas as Andrew de Villa
  • Pamu Pamorada as Trish de Villa
  • Odette Khan as Yaya Krising
  • Yogo Singh as Thirdy Santiago
  • Pinky Marquez as Emma Alvaro
  • Michael Flores as Bob Rivera
  • Thou Reyes as Jon
  • Dionne Monsanto as Rhea
  • Zeppi Borromeo as Anton
  • Johan Santos as Vincent "Vince" Madriaga
  • Leo Rialp as Eduardo "Gramps" Esquivel
  • Carla Humphries as Audrey
  • Jesse James Ongteco as young Thirdy


  • Menggie Cobarrubias as Jacob Santiago
  • Dang Cruz as young Yaya Krising
  • Jaime Fabregas as Leo Zapanta
  • Ricardo Cepeda
  • Eslove Briones as Jack
  • Toby Alejar as Ronnie Estrella
  • Bodjie Pascua as Uncle Judge
  • Dianne Medina as Tanya Tamayo
  • Darla Sauler as himself
  • Raquel Monteza as Marissa Gonzales
  • Niña Dolino as Digna
  • Brent Javier as Marco de Leon
  • Kalila Aguilos as Teacher
  • Nina Ricci Alagao
  • Arthur Acuña

Special participationEdit


Prior to the official airing of the show, its working titles were originally known as Hanggang Kailan Kita Mamahalin, and as Tubig at Langis. Jake Cuenca was originally part of the main cast, but was replaced by JC de Vera. Paulo Avelino was also reported to be part of the series but later backed out due to personal reasons. Avelino was later replaced by Jericho Rosales. Filming of the series began in October 2013.


  • In the earlier episodes, there was a fictional version of Facebook which is "Redbook". Later in the series, they use Facebook.
  • Their prize for their text promo is sardines.
  • Whitney Houston's "Saving All My Love For You" was featured in the earlier episodes.
  • During the last three weeks, the series has an intro again.