There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned teleserye kilig from a love team that keeps us glued to our tv screens. It’s the girl and the boy and their bittersweet love affair happens to be the main reason why we’re literally at the edge of our beds, squirming and giggling at a kiss shared between the two protagonists.
Today’s hottest screen pairings make up for more than half of social media trends on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Who are the current OTPs of primetime television do you look up to at the moment and wish had a romantic relationship in real life? We dissected the current love teams trending on social media, and came up with a list of the It Couples on primetime TV. Here are the five teleserye love teams that are responsible for making us kilig:
Alden Richards and Maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza
Brief Background: They’re the hottest duo to hit noontime TV viewing. The pairing is only accidental, mind you, thanks to Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye segment on the show.
Claim to fame: Alden and Yaya Dub and the Pabebe wave. Oh and traditional courtship in the time of social media and millennials. Apparently, it’s possible!
Why do they make us kilig: Because their actions are legitimately unscripted, you get yourself thinking, “May gusto na kaya si Alden kay Yaya in real life?”
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Brief Background: Who doesn’t know the Teen King and Teen Queen? The moment these two were paired by ABS-CBN management, tweeny hearts were sent aflutter. Like Aldub, Kathryn and Daniel were also an accidental pairing. Kath’s original partner was Albie Casino and it took only one episode in the now defunct Growing Up show to get fans to notice the spark. They became inseparable after garnering so many reactions from online followers.
Claim to fame: The teleserye Princess and I started getting people curious if they would click. When the show ended, it was immediately followed by Got to Believe, which earned Kathryn and Daniel quite a fierce following of fans.
Why do they make us kilig: If you see these two kids, you wouldn’t need to ask why. They’re so natural, you’d actually think they are a real couple already. Or maybe, they already are and we just don’t know it yet?
James Reid and Nadine Lustre
Brief Background: These two prove that when you work hard enough and be patient, things will go your way. These two were paired for a movie based on Wattpad and things started heating up from there.
Claim to Fame: It was the movie Diary ng Panget that launched this OTP to stardom. They are currently breaking the internet with On the Wings of Love as Leah and Clark and yeah, we wish they’d end up together in the serye.
Why they make us kilig: These two have absolutely no pretensions. They’re partners in crime and have each other’s back, that you keep on hoping that they take things off cam for real.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim
Brief background: Kim and Xian, or more fondly known as Kimxi by their legions of fans, have been making us squeal in kilig for years now. They have starred in several teleseryes and movies that have all been blockbusters.
Claim to Fame: They were an unexpected pairing in My Binondo Girl, but hey it worked out just fine. It was then followed by the hit movie “Bakit Hindi Ka Crush ng Crush Mo,” based on Ramon Bautista’s best-selling book.
Why they make us kilig: Xian has always professed his sincerity and purity of intentions when it comes to Kim’s happiness. They’re a cute pair together and we’re just loving the way Xian is courting Kim the traditional way. These two got fans asking if they already are a couple based on their IG posts.
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Brief Background: No one knew they’d be a great pair until the teleserye that launched their careers became a massive hit. May forever nga!
Claim to fame: Everyone’s been talking about #mayforever being possible because of Liza and Enrique’s teleserye, Forevermore. Baguio tourism doubled and fans have trekked to the shoot location to get a glimpse of where it was it all began.
Why they make us kilig: Because Liza looks so innocent and fragile, you wouldn’t want to break her heart. Quen, on the other hand, is such a charmer, you just know he’d be her knight in shining armor.