Who would have thought that a record-breaking love team will emerge on a noontime show? It was an accident that the longest running show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga, discovered the tandem of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza aka Yaya Dub.
Dubbed as Aldub, the two starred in a segment called “Kalyeserye” where the viewers followed their love story from split screen to finally meeting face to face. Alden and Yaya Dub was once tested by Lola Nidora who gave the two several tasks to see if they can wait for that “Tamang Panahon” (right moment).
When Lola Nidora was convinced about the sincerity of the two, she finally allowed them to meet in person which happened in Philippine Arena. The show also made a record-breaking 41 million tweets in 24 hours.
Because of the popularity of Aldub, they are featured in numerous advertisements. Since the Aldub fever hit the Philippine TV, it brought problem to the rival station.
They even banned airing Aldub TV commercials where they can be seen together. However, after a couple of years, ABS-CBN welcomed Alden and Maine in their network and allowed to make some projects under their movie outfits.
The two still host Eat Bulaga, however, they are not a love team anymore after Maine announced her relationship with another actor, Arjo Atayde.