Love team

In Philippine media , a love team (or loveteam ) refers to a couple of acts of an actor and a romantic couple. Some of these onscreen peers have become a couple in real life.


The concept of love can be traced back to the early years of Philippine cinema in the 1920s. The tandem of Gregorio Fernandez and Mary Walter who starred in silent films in the country during the 1920s is considered as the precursor of the love team concept in Philippie cinema. Other pairings est devenu prominent Such As Rogelio dela Rosa and Carmen Rosales in the 1950s, Tirso Cruz III and Nora Aunor in the 1960s and the 1970s, Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta in the 1980s, Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto in the 1990s, John Lloyd Cruz andBea Alonzo in the 2000s. [1]

In the 21st century, love teams are also known by the portmanteaus of the couple’s names. Becoming part of a love team in the Philippine entertainment industry can be a boost to the acting career of two people who are part of the pairing. [1]

The two people in a movie are often in their movie series and their movie is in the air, where they are expected to be romantically attached to their audience. There are some organized fan groups supporting love teams. However, the following are some of the most important aspects of a partnership, especially the most popular pairings, which are limited to one another. [1]

Hardcore fans of love teams are looking for a “real-life couple”. One example of this, is Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta, who eventually got married. However their marriage later got annulled. [1]


Within the entertainment industry

Actress Solenn HeussaffAfter having a relationship with the people, She remarked that the love teams may have a negative impact on their lives. lathing. She also points out that a team of fans may be limiting the career options of “knowingly or unknowingly”. Heussaff states if an actor or actress gets an assignment for a film or television series where they share an interest or an interest, “someone get’s attacked”.[2]

Notable examples

Pairing Notes
Gregorio Fernandez and Mary Walter
Rogelio Rosa and Carmen Rosales
Tirso Cruz III and Nora Aunor
Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta The two first starred in a film together in 1981 in Dear Heart which marked Cuneta’s debut as a main movie actress. The two who were dubbed as a “super couple” starred in several other movies. Cuneta and Concepcion got married in 1984 and they had a daughter. Their short-lived marriage was later annulled but they got married again. [3]
Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto
John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza
( AlDub )
Main article: AlDub

The pairing of Richards and Mendoza was popularized in 2015 for their role in Kalyeserye , a segment of the noon-time series Eat Bulaga! where they portrayed a fictionalized version of themselves. In late-2017, Mendoza clarified to AlDub fans that she and Richards are just friends in real life.[4]

James Reid and Nadine Luster
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil


  1. ^ Jump up to:d “Filipino ‘love teams’: What’s the big deal?” . Gulf News . Al Nisr Publishing LLC. April 29, 2017 . Retrieved 3 December 2017 .
  2. Jump up^ “Solenn Heussaff speaks the truth about love teams” . GMA News . November 30, 2017 . Retrieved 3 December 2017 .
  3. Jump up^ “Love teams in the ’80s” . ABS-CBN News . February 25, 2016 . Retrieved 3 December 2017 .
  4. Jump up^ “Mendoza Maine asks fans for ‘freedom’ in open letter . Rappel . 27 November 2017 . Retrieved 3 December 2017 .