This article from PEP made me sad. http://www.pep.ph/news/19720/Confirmed:-Dingdong-and-Karylle-breakup;-Denied:-Marian-as-third-party/1
I am a fan of Dingdong Dantes since his struggling years in showbiz. I was a teener when I hoped that he and Antoinette Taus would end up with each other. They were the hottest love team of their time with Polo Ravales and Sunshine Dizon and Kim Delos Santos and Dino Guevarra as contemporaries. Antoinette left the Philippines for her Holywood dream that never materialized that is why Dingdong was paired with Tanya Garcia who is now Mark Lapid’s common-law wife.
The Dingdong-Tanya loveteam did not sell well though they made a couple of teleserye for GMA. Dingdong was even paired with Judy Ann Santos in “Magkapatid.”
Newcomer Iza Calzado, who started as Sunshine Dizon’s villain in “Kung Mawawala Ka” was Dingdong’s next TV love team after Tanya though he was paired with Karylle in “Love to One.” Karylle was never identified to be Dingdong’s love team. It was during their Love to Love days when rumors spreaded about Antoinette and Dingdong’s break up. Antoinette chose to keep mum about it. From what I remember, Karylle wouldn’t even tell when she and Dingdong became an item. Could it be because she was the third party?
A Dingdong fan that I’ve always been, I accepted Karylle as Dingdong’s new love. I realized that she was a nice girl: pretty and educated. One thing that I’ve always noticed is Dingdong’s lack of sweetness towards her. It was like a one-sided relationship: Karylle was more in love with Dingdong than he was with her. Maybe he was not really showy of his emotions. He wasn’t sweet with love team Iza Calzado, too. He wouldn’t put on fake gestures just to win his fans’ heart.
But when Marian Rivera came to the picture as his newest love team, he was very sweet to her. Surely, the attraction was intense. Fans could see it. Who wouldn’t be attracted on Marian, anyway? She has an attitude, yes. But stars really have an attitude. She wasn’t loud when she was just starting, was she?
We couldn’t put the blame on Marian alone if it’s true that she’s the third party behind the break up. After all, even the prettiest of all women cannot break a relationship founded on TRUE love. Maybe what Dingdong and Karylle had was infatuation. Maybe Karylle was really more in love with Dingdong than he was with her.
The news saddened me. But who am I to get really involved? I am just Dingdong’s fan. No more and no less.