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Alden Richards, Yaya Dub an ‘accidental’ love team – director

/ 05:05 PM August 09, 2015

Nicomaine Dei “Maine” Mendoza and Alden Richards. EBDABARKADS FACEBOOK/ INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

THE trending love team of Alden Richards and Nicomaine Dei “Maine” Mendoza or “Yaya Dub” started as a “happy accident,” according to the director of noontime show “Eat Bulaga!”

In a report by, Mike Tuviera, said that the love team was hatched after they found out that “Yaya Dub” has a real-life crush on Richards.


“It was born from the moment that the staff found out that in real life, Yaya Dub had a crush on Alden. No one knew that,” he said.

They then orchestrated a “reel life” meeting of Richards and Mendoza.


“Alden was already having lunch and he was done for the day kasi, nasa ‘Juan For All/ All for One’ na. Noong nalaman nila yun, nilabas nila si Alden na kumakain, sabi niya, ‘Sige po, sige po.’ Nilagay nila si Alden sa front row, sabi nila, ‘Diyan ka lang Alden, pa-guwapo ka, tingnan nga natin’,” he recalled.

“Si Alden, yun na, nag-wave na siya. Nung in-insert na, tingnan nga natin ang reaksiyon, so that’s all. It was all an accident,” Tuviera added.

He said that the love team, now called AlDub, has a massive fan base.

“On our side, in-terms of APT, Eat Bulaga, and TAPE, it was all an accident, really. We are really, really very thankful.”

The story of AlDub is featured in a “kalyeserye” in the “Juan For All/ All for One” segment of the show.

Last Saturday’s episode would have been the first time that Mendoza and Richards will meet in real life. However, Yaya Dub fainted while their segment was on air and she was then rushed to the hospital. AJH



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