Shipping is a big thing in any country. (No, not that shipping, rabid add-to-cart-ers. The other more mushy, love team kind.) There’s just something about people’s undeniable chemistry on-screen that resonates with the audience even off-screen. In the Philippines, however, once a love team becomes a sure hit for the masses, you’ll rarely ever see those actors partnered up with different actors anymore. All their future projects will be linked together, their fandoms become one, and together, they’ll take over box office records, teleseryes, magazine covers, and more.
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But some of these actors didn’t always have their one true pairing right away. Some of them got a chance to work with other stars. Do you remember those days? Here’s a quick refresher.
Liza Soberano and Daniel Padilla
Okay, so they weren’t necessarily paired up to be endgame, but we got a glimpse of what they would look like as a couple. Liza Soberano appeared in several things with Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. From Must Be Love to Got To Believe, she sure made a big impression.
Kathryn Bernardo and Enrique Gil
Before LizQuen, Enrique Gil also got to pair up with Kathryn Bernardo in Princess and I. Though everyone was clearly rooting for Daniel Padilla’s character to end up with Kath, Enrique was a strong contender because of his irresistibly charming character.
Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino
Who was all up in their feels after watching Maine Mendoza and Carlo Aquino’s movie, Isa Pa With Feelings?
Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards
Of course, we can’t forget about the pairing between Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards in the movie, Hello, Love, Goodbye.
Andrea Brillantes and Kyle Echarri
Before Andrea found her Ali in Seth Fedelin, she was actually poised to pair up with Kyle Echarri in Kadenang Ginto. Luckily, the Gold Squad had better plans for them, which led them to their love teams now; Kyle with Francine Diaz and Seth with Andrea.
Julia Barretto and Enrique Gil
Enrique Gil was the leading man of Julia Barretto in her first lead role in Mirabella.
Piolo Pascual and Bea Alonzo
Remember the 2005 film, Dreamboy? Bea Alonzo and Piolo Pascual had chemistry there, you can’t deny it.
Rico Yan and Judy Ann Santos
We all know that Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan were goals, as were Judy Ann Santos and Wowie De Guzman, but Rico and Judy Ann were just as cute together in the film, Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.
Jericho Rosales and Anne Curtis
We all know of the Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa love team at the turn of the new millennium, but he once was paired with Anne Curtis when they starred in the movie, Baler. That movie got Anne awarded Best Actress in 2008’s Metro Manila Film Festival.
Nadine Lustre and Paulo Avelino
On The Wings of Love gave us a tiny glimpse of what Nadine Lustre would look like paired up with Paulo Avelino. These are two amazing actors we’d still love to see together in a film one day.