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‘AlDub’ tie the knot

AlDub magic does it again.

The on-screen romance of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza culminated Saturday, October 22 in a noontime nuptial on Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye, sending fans abuzz online.

The couple, who started out exchanging sweet “dubsmashes” via split screen, exchanged I Dos and had their vows sealed with a kiss in a star-studded ceremony at the Christ the King Church in Quezon City.

AlDub ties the knot (Photo: Raffy Tima / GMA)

AlDub ties the knot
(Photo: Raffy Tima / GMA)

Fans of the phenomenal love team trended the hashtag #AldubWedding to celebrate the reel life couple’s milestone.

The hashtag was tweeted more then five million times as of posting.

The AlDub nation was emotional and overjoyed seeing their favorite pair get “married” on national TV.

The wedding was attended by EB dabarkads led by Vic and Pauleen Luna-Sotto, Pia Guanio and Ryan Agoncillo. Vic portrayed Maine’s dad, Dodong.

Maine’s sister and maid-of-honor Coleen and brother Dean were also present.

Rodjun Cruz served as Alden’s best man.

Of course, the terrific trio of Lola Nidora (Wally Bayola), Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) and Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) provided doses of laughter for the big day of their Yaya Dub.

Principal sponsors of the wedding include Helen Gamboa-Sotto, Joey de L­eon, Mike Enriquez and Irma Adlawan.

Credit: Aicelle Reyes

Credit: Aicelle Reyes / Twitter / MB.COM.PH

Joining AlDub fans in their online revelry, international best-selling authors Lang Leav and Michael Faudet dedicated poems to Alden and Maine.

 

AlDub ties the knot (Photo: Raffy Tima / GMA)

AlDub ties the knot
(Photo: Raffy Tima / GMA)

LOOK: AlDub stuns in pre-nup photos

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, who comprise the phenomenal AlDub love team, will finally “tie the knot” in their Kalyeserye mini-series in Eat Bulaga.

 

AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

AlDub’s pre-nup photos
(Manny & April Photography)

 

AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

AlDub’s pre-nup photos
(Manny & April Photography)

To make the event even more exciting for the fans of the reel couple and followers of Kalyeserye, Alden and Maine had a pre-nuptial shoot with Manny and April Photography.

Mendoza and Richards both looked stunning and happily in love in their “pre-wedding” photos.

Whether you’re a fan of the pair up or not, you’ll certainly fall in love the pair’s pre-nup shots.

 

AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

AlDub’s pre-nup photos
(Manny & April Photography)

*Caution: If you’re a huge fan of the love team, breathing problems may occur while you scroll through the photos*

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

  • AlDub's pre-nup photos (Manny & April Photography)

    AlDub's pre-nup photos
    (Manny & April Photography)

The two took the country by storm since last year when they got paired up in Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye, where Mendoza played as Yaya Dub, and Richards played himself.

P30-M opening day gross for ‘Imagine You & Me’?

Mike Tuviera

Mike Tuviera

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza’s “Imagine You & Me” reportedly earned P30-million on its opening day alone.

According to its producers they had to add 35 theaters in order to accommodate all the avid supporters of the love team. There were also block screenings.

Happiest about this this is film director Mike Tuviera.

“Of course, kasi I was pressured to please the film’s producers, APT Entertainment, GMA Films and M-Zet. Sumugal sila sa project na ito from the very beginning. They approved of everything I asked, including my idea of shooting it in Northern Italy. But my intention was not really to make it a box-office hit. I just want to make the film’s producers happy in terms of the film’s quality. I hope I made Aldub fans proud too. Pinaghirapan talaga namin ang pelikulang ito,” he related.

He is happy of Alden and Maine’s performance in the film. “Ang dali at ang gaan nila katrabaho. They came to the set with their own challenges. The first challenge working with the Aldub tandem was the security and confidentiality. Akala namin, ang bumiyahe kami sa napakalayong lugar, we won’t encounter any problem sa security or keeping things confidential. But sa araw-araw na pagtatrabaho namin, lagi may sumusunod sa amin mga fans,” he said.

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in 'Imagine You and Me.'

Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza in ‘Imagine You and Me.’

“‘Yung second challenge for me was, magkaiba ang experience nila Alden at Maine. Kay Alden, sabi ko, sa’yo ‘yung mas mataas na degree of difficulty, because he has been acting longer than Maine. And Maine was always nervous, she was very hard on herself, and taas ng standard
niya, perfectionist siya in a way, and honestly there was only one person who can relax her, Alden,” he added.

In promoting the movie, Mike said, “With this movie, it’s twice the fun for Aldub fans. Nakikita nila mga idols nila on a daily basis sa ‘Kalyeserye’ na usual na. Dito sa movie, fans can see them in a completely different world. It’s really double the fun, double the value.”

AlDub fans celebrate the loveteam’s 1st anniversary

From the success of the AlDub’s first movie “Imagine You & Me”,  fans of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza have another reason to celebrate, as the pair up marks their 1st anniversary.

The fans of the phenomenal love team trended #AlDub1stanniversary on Twitter. As of 02:40 pm, the hashtag was tweeted more than 4.58 million times, topping the nationwide trends and placing second at the worldwide trends.

The “reel” couple also performed in the noontime show “Eat Bulaga” as part of their anniversary celebration.

(Noreen Jazul)

AlDub fans seen to flock theaters for idols’ new movie

AlDub fans are set to hit the theaters starting today to watch AlDub’s (Aldren Richards and Maine Mendoza) long-awaited movie – Imagine You and Me.

Leading stars Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards are more than excited for the premiere of their new movie.

Imagine You and Me is the duo’s second movie, after the 2015 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry, My Bebe Love.

(Adrianne Diaz)

What Alden wants next

Alden Richards (Facebook)

Alden Richards (Facebook)

It has been almost a year since the phenomenal love team of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza was formed and both are still in awe with how far they have gone.

From their split-screen encounters in the “Kalyeserye” segment of “Eat Bulaga,” AlDub has conquered various platforms of media.

Now, Alden and Maine star in their second movie together, “Imagine You and Me.”

When asked what he wants next, Alden said, “Kahit ano basta ang gusto ko po maging masaya kami pareho. Kung saan man kami dalhin, kung saan ma dalhin ang AdlDub, as long as masaya kaming dalawa.”

Does he see them sticking together forever?

“Anything is possible. Lahat naman po kasi hindi pina-plano. We’ll just go with the flow. If we’re bound to last for 30, 50, 60 years, then it will happen,” he said.

Main echoed Alden, saying she will let nature takes its course when it comes to their partnership.

“What’s meant to be will always find its way, nangyayari. Marami man po kaming pagdaanan ngayon, kung kami po talaga, kami,” she said.

Alden and Maine are aware of the possible changes that may happen in their career in the future, including them being paired with other talents.

“If that will happen, siyempre kami, lagi pa rin naman naming susuportahan ang isa’t isa. Pero as of now, we’re not really looking forward to be paired with anyone else,” Alden said.

Alden feels grateful relating to how his career has turned. He has since invested his hard-earned money on different necessities, including a house and a car.

“Naiba na po lahat from doon sa dating Alden Richards. Ang laki po nang nagbago,” he said.

Alden joined showbiz in 2010, starring in the GMA afternoon soap “Alakdana.” Since then, Alden has appeared in various shows, including “Tween Hearts,” “One True Love” and “Illustrado.”

Asked how long he intends to stay in showbiz, he said, “Ayaw ko po magbigay ng taon. Sobrang daming blessing ang dumadating sa akin ngayon. In terms of longevity, siguro po kung gusto niyo pa ako dito lang ako.”

While their fanbase is getting bigger, Alden and Maine also have their share of bashers. Alden admits that he feels affected when negative criticisms involve his family.

“Unfair po kasi hindi naman sila nakikita and kami naman wala naman kaming ginagawang masama. So, kami lang, masaya kami sa ginagawa naming ngayon. Doon sa mga nag-babash, God bless na lang po,” he said.

For their movie, Maine composed the song “Imagine You and Me.” The movie which was shot in Italy also stars Jasmine Curtis, Cai Cortez and Kakai Bautista.

“Masaya po ako na kahit papaano nakapagsulat si Maine ng isang song na kahit paaano may kinalaman ako. Siyempre po kinikilig din and nakaka-inspire po na magtrabaho kapag may ganyang mga konswelo,” he said.

Alden Richards’ road to success

Alden Richards with Maine Mendoza and director Mike Tuviera

Alden Richards with Maine Mendoza and director Mike Tuviera

When he was young, Alden Richards (Richard Reyes Faulkerson, Jr. in real life) wanted to become a pilot. This he revealed in early interviews. It was his mom (Rosario Reyes) who dissuaded him from pursuing the plan, urging him instead to forge a career in showbiz.

With his success, we’re pretty sure Alden has no regrets at all.

Enjoying fame and popularity as part of the phenomenal tandem Aldub (together with Dubsmash Queen Maine Mendoza), Alden is thankful to GMA Network for giving him the opportunity to shine as actor and singer.

He has a new movie out titled “Imagine You & Me” directed by Mike Tuviera, is a collaboration among APR Entertainment, GMA Films, and M-Zet Television, Inc. It opens in nationwide theaters on July 13.

In the movie (also starring Kakai Bautista, Cai Cortez, Irma Adlawan and Jasmine Curtis-Smith), Alden plays Andrew, a heart-broken guy based in Italy. His partner Maine, on the other hand, plays Ara, a hopeless romantic OFW (overseas Filipino worker) in search for Mr. Right.

As a bonus to Aldub fans, Maine herself wrote the theme song and sang it too (a duet with Alden). The movie is Alden’s and Maine’s gift to followers and supporters in celebration of their first year anniversary as a love team.

Alden started out by joining male pageants in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. He earned two titles – Ginoong Sta. Rosa (2009) and Ginoong Laguna (2010) before getting into GMA Network’s artista search “StarStruck.”

When he became a Kapuso actor, he changed his name to Alden Richards. He first appeared in “Alakdana,” then “Party Pilipinas” and “Sunday All Stars.”

His life story was also featured in the award winning drama anthology “Magpakailanman” where he played himself.

While critics praised his performance as a psychopath in “The Road,” it was for his role as Jose Rizal in the GMA News & Public Affairs production of “Ilustrado” that brought Alden his first Best Actor Award from the 29th PMPC Star Awards for Television.

Alden became Ambassador for Habitat for Humanity in 2014. In 2015, Alden became part of “Eat Bulaga” and the rest, as they say, is history.

AlDub nabs cover of Yes! Magazine’s 100 Most Beautiful Stars

Eat Bulaga’s sensational tandem Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards topped Yes! Magazine’s annual 100 Most Beautiful Stars, gracing the cover of the magazine’s 2016 issue.

Magazine cover photo courtesy of GMANetwork.com

Magazine cover photo courtesy of GMANetwork.com

The magazine unveiled earlier today this year’s cover of their most beautiful stars, including the top 100 who made the cut.

Among the stars who made it were the likes of Marian Rivera-Dantes, Jake Cuenca, Sofia Andres, Nash Aguas, JC Devera, Inigo Pascual, and more.

Fans were greatly ecstatic seeing their idols grabbing the cover of YES!’ top 100 issue despite having expected the power couple would do so.

Mendoza and Richards have also just recently shot their movie, Imagine You and Me, which is set to show on the big screen on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

(Adrianne Diaz)

The accidental phenomenon named Maine Mendoza

Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards

Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards

Maine Mendoza, one half of the popular Aldub loveteam, has become a showbiz phenomenon just a year after appearing on “Eat Bulaga.”

While others reached such status after years of striving, Maine made it in one. She actually marked her first anniversary in showbiz last July 4.

Now a household name along with reel partner Alden Richards, Maine is among the reasons viewers look forward to watching “Eat Bulaga.” Fans are likewise looking forward to her and Alden’s launching movie, “Imagine You & Me,” which was filmed in Italy no less.

Maine has already won some awards including the 2015 MMFF Best Supporting Actress plum for her performance in “My Bebe Love #KiligPaMore.”

She was also named Best Promising Female and Breakthrough Female Star in Philippine Movies and Television at the 47th GMMSFI Box-office Entertainment Awards.

She also received the Gintong Kabataan Award sa Larangan Ng Sining at Kultura; Best New Female Personality at the 29th PMPC Awards for Television; and the Favorite Pinoy Personality at the Nicklelodeon Kids Choice Awards.

Maine’s other awards are: Favorite Young Actress at the 5th OFW Gawad Parangal and Makabatang Alagad Ng Telebisyon (Child-Friendly Artist on Television) Seal by Anak TV.

In 2015, Maine became the Philippines’ Most Googled Female Personality. She also got a star at the Philippine Walk of Fame in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City.

Born Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza on March 3, 1995 in Sta. Maria, Bulacan, she studied at St. Paul – Sta. Maria and then at St. Paul – Bocaue. She want to college at De La Salle-St. Benilde taking up Hotel and Restaurant Management major in Culinary Arts. She took her internship in New York, USA.

Hacker takes over Maine Mendoza’s Facebook account

Another celebrity has fallen into the hands of an online hacker. Eat Bulaga’s mainstay Maine Mendoza’s Facebook account was hacked last Saturday (May 21, 2016).

Fans took notice of the changes in her account that was later confirmed when the hacker posted a message dedicated to the friends and followers of the actress. In this post, a ‘Sam Tutor’ is tagged

A couple of minutes after the post, the hacker changed her account’s profile picture using the same message as its caption.

This is not the first hacking incident for Maine Mendoza. Last year, her Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked in two different occasions but was later on retrieved and returned by the hackers.

As of now, Maine Mendoza has not yet released any statement regarding the hacking incident. She is currently working on a project outside the country with on-screen partner, Alden Richards.