Kim Chiu speaks up about love team culture in PH showbiz

Kim Chiu bares honest thoughts on love team culture in PH showbiz

/ 08:19 PM April 01, 2024

Kim Chiu bares honest thoughts on love team culture in PH showbiz. Images: Instagram/@chinitaprincess, Screengrab from YouTube/Barbie Forteza

Kim Chiu. Images: Instagram/@chinitaprincess, Screengrab from YouTube/Barbie Forteza

Kim Chiu admitted that being in a love team is an easier way to be famous in Philippine showbiz. However, she’s relieved that the public is more aware of what’s reel and real when it comes to an actor’s personal life.

Taking note of her experiences, Chiu bared her thoughts on love team culture in the entertainment industry in a “Coffee Talk” vlog with Barbie Forteza on Sunday, March 31, where she noted how Filipinos have a knack for anything about love.


“Nagsimula ako sa isang loveteam as KimErald sa ‘PBB’ and formula talaga siya sa Philippine series and movies. Tayo kasing mga Pinoy, gustong mainlove,” she said. “Ang opinion ko is nagbago talaga ang love team ngayon kasi dati, kayo’t kayo lang. Kayo ang magka-love team, kayo na sa lahat. [Ngayon], pwede nang umikot.”


(I started my career as part of the KimErald love team in “PBB” and it’s a formula in Philippine series and movies. Filipinos enjoy being in love. My opinion is that love teams are different now because they used to be stuck together. If you’re in a love team, you’ll be together at all times. They are free to explore now.)

READ: Liza Soberano says ‘only way’ to be a ‘big star’ in PH showbiz is to be in a love team

Chiu then noted how actors involved in a love team have the liberty to choose projects either as a solo act or be paired with someone else, but noted that it’s an easier way to be more popular.

“Maluwag na siya kasi natatanggap na natin na pwede silang mag-pair sa ibang tao. But [from my point of view], kapag nasa love team ka, mas sisikat ka. Mas mabilis kasi magtutulungan kayo paano umangat kaysa as an individual,” she said.

(It also became more open because the public is more accepting of them being paired up with someone else. But from my point of view, if you’re in a love team, you’ll be more famous. It’s easier because you’re helping each other to rise in fame.)

During the interview, the actress pointed out that being in a love team is a matter of luck since being with the “right partner” is also key.

“Kapag nahanap mo na ang perfect love team, mabilis ang pag-angat mo kasi iba ang suporta. Masaya maging isang parte ng love team,” she said. The actress said that the rise of social media and other digital platforms might’ve played a role in the faster rise of love teams as well.

(If you found the perfect love team partner, you’ll be famous quicker because the support is different. It’s nice to be part of a love team.)

Chiu, however, said she’s relieved that many are learning to accept that not all love teams would end up together compared to before.

“Mas lumawak na ngayon ang [career reach] at mas understanding ang mga tao. Marunong na silang ihiwalay ang reel at real. Hindi naman ibig sabihin kapag love team, kayo na talaga for life. Magpakasal na kayo, ‘yun na ‘yun,” she said.

(But actors have a wider career reach now because people are more understanding. They know how to separate the reel from the real. It doesn’t mean if you’re in a love team, you will be together for life. You will get married, that’s it.)

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Chiu was part of the KimErald and KimXi love teams with Gerald Anderson and Xian Lim, whom she eventually ended up dating. Both relationships, however, resulted in breakups.

The actress’ team-up with Paulo Avelino has been making waves after working together in the series “Linlang” and “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.”

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