The phenomenal love team AlDub (also known as MaiDen and MaiChard) was accidentally paired on the July 16, 2015 episode of the longest running noontime variety show in the Philippines, Eat Bulaga!. The on-screen couple consisting of Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza a.k.a. Yaya Dub was able to set a global record for the most number of tweets within 24 hours when the hashtag #AlDubEBTamangPanahon reached over 41 million tweets on October 24, 2015. Aside from their appearances in the Kalyeserye portion of the “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment of Eat Bulaga!, the couple also starred in several movies and in a romantic teleserye.
Recently, in an interview during an event at Solaire Resort and Casino, Alden was asked about his reaction to Maine’s jaw-dropping beach photos uploaded on the comedienne’s Instagram account. Maine spent the weekend in Batangas and her photos set the rainy weather on fire.
“Kasi si Maine, doon niya na-e-express ‘yung sarili niya ‘pag nasa beach siya,” said the Pambansang Dimples. Alden proved his close relationship to Maine when he added that the young actress’ comfort zone is the beach and that she is happy whenever she’s in it. “Whenever she posts pictures like that, I’m sure talagang she really wanted people to see na she’s at ease,” he shared. Before her trip to Batangas, it can be remembered that Maine also stunned the crowed when she flaunted her beach body during their family trip to Maldives.
The couple was also asked if they are already in good terms with Baste after the incident during the noontime show where the child star was seen mad at the on-screen couple. AlDub said that they were badly ignored by Baste backstage and asked for the child’s forgiveness. “Bash, bati na tayo,” the comedienne said in the interview as a message to Baste.
AlDub’s interview was held on July 20, 2017 during the Night of Champions with Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards as Platinum Karaoke pays tribute to its dealers nationwide.