The hashtag #ALDUBBetterHalf has been trending since Monday, and it’s not because Maine Mendoza, also known as Yaya Dub, and Alden Richards are getting married. As usual, the couple made the crowd shiver in sweetness when Alden introduced Maine during the premiere of “My Bebe Love” as his “better half.”
Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza’s tandem called #AlDub has another trending hashtag that dominated Twitter posts since Monday, reported GMA Network. The hashtag #AlDubBetterHalf was in relation to how Alden allegedly introduced his love team partner, Yaya Dub, during the premiere of their movie “My Bebe Love.” Alden was asked to introduce his partner during the said event and he announced, “Ito na ang aking better half – Maine.” In English, he meant, “Here comes my better half, Maine.” As usual, the crowd went wild as the tandem, yet again, didn’t fail to sprinkle romance everywhere they go.
Although “Kalye Serye” featured the couple as strangers to each other and only met personally during the unforgettable “eye ball” special of “Kalye Serye,” a controversial photo had been circulating showing Alden and Maine together in a photo five years ago. Was the first meet-up a hoax? Did the on-cam lovers already know each other beforehand?
When asked about this incident, Maine admitted that, indeed, she was the woman in the photo with Alden. However, she did indicate that she had no personal knowledge as to who Alden was during that time and that such photo was taken during an event called Candy Fair way back in 2010. According to her, she attended the said event to have an opportunity to have a photo-op with one of her celebrity crushes, who she refused to indicate during the show “24 Oras” on GMA Network. Furthermore, she claimed that her celebrity crush was not present during such time so she decided to have a photo-op with Richard Faulkerson, Jr. (Alden Richards) who attended the event as one of the Candy cuties. She also clarified that she had no personal knowledge about Alden then.
Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza have dominated Twitter and the rest of social media as the most tweeted hashtag topic to date. The two are personalities in a hit variety show called “Eat Bulaga” with a segment entitled “Kalye Serye.” Since then, the people of the Philippines watche GMA Network to witness the #Aldub Tandem. Because of the number of viewers fond with their TV love story, the hashtag #AlDub even reached international headlines.