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    The Legal Wife - Trailer
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    The Legal Wife - Pilot
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    The Legal Wife - Middle
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    The Legal Wife - Finale

The Legal Wife


Angel Locsin, JC de Vera, Maja Salvador, Christopher de Leon, Rio Locsin, Mark Gil, Matet de Leon, Joem Bascon, Ahron Villena, Janus del Prado, Frenchie Dy and Jericho Rosales

Strongest among female and male adults (35+)


At the age of ten, Monica found out that the man she knew and called “father” was merely her mother's lover. Years ago, with the infant Monica in tow, it turned out that her mother ran away from her miserable marriage, left her two brothers with her biological father and sought a happier life with the man she truly loves.

Circumstances force Monica and her mother to go back to their true family. But ironically, it was a family to which Monica never felt she ever belonged in. She grew up always trying to prove herself and longing for acceptance, especially from her father who never truly knew her.

Monica later realizes her real worth when she meets Adrian. Despite her father and eldest brother’s disapproval of Adrian, Monica still elopes with him and marries him.

The only person who truly understood Monica is her best friend, Nicole. She had always supported Monica’s decision to follow her heart.

Pressures from all fronts continue to hound Monica and Adrian and their marriage is further challenged when her husband and best friend get too close for comfort and have an affair.

How far will Monica go to fight for her right and claim the man who is rightfully hers?
THE LEGAL WIFE offers tension-filled excitement for viewers who are bound to be emotionally hooked on its themes – betrayal from the person they love and trust, as well as marital infidelity that may ruin a family.

The controversially relatable themes, along with the most anticipated confrontations among its lead characters, delivered phenomenal ratings and made it a viral topic among social circles and online media during its run in the Philippines.

Its success was further helped by the superb performances of its main stars, International Emmy nominee Angel Locsin, Asian Prince of Drama Jericho Rosales, young dramaticluminary Maja Salvador and next-generation leading man JC de Vera.

Character Guide

Angel Locsin
as Monica

She bears the scars of a broken family but finds love and affirmation in the arms of Adrian whom she marries despite the odds. Her faith in true love is put to the test when Adrian and her best friend Nicole have an affair. She is faced with the choice of preserving her marriage and family or upholding her self-worth.

Maja Salvador
as Nicole

She lost her mother at a very young age and never knew her father so she grew up thirsting for love. She falls head over heels for Adrian after experiencing so much heartache from her ex-boyfriend Max. She relentlessly pursues Adrian --- no matter if he was married, and no matter if his wife is her best friend.

Jericho Rosales
as Adrian

As the breadwinner in their family, he works hard to succeed in his career but his ambition is tempered when he meets and instantly falls in love with his fellow advertising executive, Monica. They marry and start a family and Monica helps him realize that he deserves to be taken care of. His idyllic life crumbles when in a moment of weakness, he succumbs to temptation and becomes romantically entangled with his wife’s closest friend.

JC de Vera
as Max

Abandoned by his parents, he refuses to believe there is such a thing as unconditional love. He is strangely attracted to women he can’t have. Reeling from his break-up with Nicole, he eventually falls for Monica and will do everything to have her especially after learning about Adrian’s and Nicole’s affair.


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