We Filipinos are known to be MASSIVE fans of OTPs or One True Pair or what we call loveteams. Don’t even think about denying it, at one point in your life – you have supported at least one Filipino loveteam.
Loveteams in the country are supported by thousands of fans and flooded with various endorsements, TV series, movies – and even recording albums, and rest assured that these will garner high ratings and sales for the network or company they work for.
Gerald Anderson – Kim Chiu (Kimerald)
The Kim Chui and Gerald Anderson tandem inside the Big Brother house back in 2006 at the Pinoy Big brother teen edition where Kim became the first teen big winner. The two have shared a handful of teleseryes and movies together including their most iconic – Paano na Kaya? – A story of best friends falling in love.
The two became a couple in real life but eventually broke up – then came along “Till my heartaches end” the end of the Kimerald Tandem in 2010.
Six years after, Dreamscape announced a reunion project for Kimerald set in 2017. The two were also spotted in the latest ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID.
Marvin Agustin – Jolina Magdangal
“Yes kaibigan mo ko … kaibigan mo LANG ako … And that’s all I ever was to you Ned – you’re best friend. Takbuhan mo kapag may problema ka … Taga-sunod … Taga-bigay ng advice … Taga-enroll … Taga-gawa ng assignment … Taga-pagpatawa sa iyo kapag nalulungkot ka … Taga-tanggap ng kahit na ano … And I’m so stupid for making the biggest mistake of falling in love with my best friend … Dahil kahit kailan hindi mo naman ako makikita eh … Kahit kailan hindi mo ako kayang mahalin na higit pa sa isang kaibigan …”
It’s kinda sad that Marvin and Jolina didn’t end up together in real life. Jolina is now married with one child, while Marvin has twins form a past relationship.
The loveteam reunited in ABSCBN’s afternoon teleserye Flordeliza in 2014-2015
John Lloyd Cruz – Bea Alonzo
Sandara Park – Hero Angeles
Before Sandara Park became Dara of 2NE1 (which broke up in November. *cries*), she was a contestant of Star Circle Quest in 2004 where she met her ka-loveteam Hero Angeles. Their loveteam only lasted for a short period from 2004 to 2006, They starred in two movies, Because of You in 2004 and Can this be Love in 2005.
Lea Salonga – Aga Mulach
Piolo Pascual – Judy Ann Santos
Piolo Pascual and Judy – Ann Santos Agoncillo have shared a handful of movies like Esperanza, Kahit Isang Saglit, Bakit ‘di Totohanin, Till there was you, and their last movie: Don’t Give Up On Us in 2006 – that was directed by Joyce Bernal.
One of the biggest loveteams in the 1990s reunited in Sun Life’s Money for Life event this year.
“She’s a big part of my career. We did a lot of movies and TV shows together. Napakalaki ng utang na loob ko kay Juday,” Piolo said.
We hope to see these two in a reunion movie or teleserye someday. *Hi, ABS-CBN*
Rico Yan – Claudine Barretto
The Rico – Claudine loveteam was the definition of relationship goals in the late 1990s and early 2000s. The real life couple starred in Mula sa Puso and the blockbuster hit Got 2 Believe in 2002 – which unfortunately is their last movie together. On Good Friday of 2002, Rico was found dead inside his room during their barkada vacation in Palawan. Thus, ending their loveteam in such an unfortunate way.
Just this year, Claudine reminisced her relationship with Rico by posting the young man’s love letters back in the days. Talk about tear-jerking moments, fam <//3