Loveteams in the Philippine entertainment industry are loved by many
Loveteams are a thing in Philippine showbiz and for many years, pairings of celebrities have become a trend that continues to receive a warm welcome from the audience.
The entertainment industry, in one way or the other, has become a part of the lives of many Filipinos. For some Pinoys, this is a form of escape from the harsh and challenging world while for some, this is a vital thing in their lives.
In the history of showbiz in the Philippines, there were already a lot of loveteams that brought “kilig” and happiness.
Years ago, there was Guy and Pip, Vi and Bot, then, there was Sharon and Gabby, Aga and Janice and many more. When the 90s came, Jolina and Marvin’s tandem was a big hit. Of course, no one could forget the Rico-Juday tandem and the Rico-Claudine tandem.
The recent generation had the KathNiel, JaDine, and LizQuen. Nowadays, DonBelle, FranSeth, and BarDa loveteams are among the famous pairings.
One phenomenal loveteam that came into the Philippine entertainment industry was AlDub, the serendipitous tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza. Their loveteam created a wave and until now, some fans believe that they are a real couple in real life. Sad to say, these fans have become “delulu,” the term for being delusional.
Indeed, being in a loveteam has pros and cons. This situation can be an advantage for a celebrity’s showbiz career but can also become detrimental to their personal lives. It is not a new thing that loveteam partners fall in love with each other along the way but sometimes, fans’ expectations can affect the reality they show to the public, just like what happened in the recent breakup between Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
Back in 2021, controversial director Darry Yap proposed a movie to Viva Films titled “Bakit Sa Pilipinas Lang May Loveteam?” He reposted what he shared about this amid the recent KathNiel breakup issue.
Direk Darryl knew that this could go against the norm in the entertainment industry and many people might oppose what he will discuss in this movie. “Alam kong maraming magtataas ng kilay, magagalit at aaray sa mga magiging laman at eksena ng pelikula PERO HANDA AKO,” he wrote in his post.
Then, he mentioned these key points he wanted to feature: “BAKIT SA ATIN LANG BUMEBENTA ANG PAGKAPEKE NG PAG-IBIG? BAKIT MGA PILIPINO LANG ANG NAUUTO NG KUNWARING PAGMAMAHAL.“
Why are some Filipinos so hooked on the loveteam culture? I want to know Direk Darryl’s take on this. I’ll be anticipating how he will discuss in his movie if Viva will accept his proposal, the culture that has captured the hearts of many fans to the point that they have believed the superficial aspect.
Loveteams have earned a lot – movies, teleseryes, concerts, shows, and sometimes even merch. With the love and support so authentic that they receive from fans, wouldn’t it be their responsibility to show authenticity as well?