The Dingdong and Karylle Break-Up

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.

25 thoughts on “The Dingdong and Karylle Break-Up

  1. I am also a Dingdong Dantes fan. I agree with you that it’s just a one-sided relationship. I am saddened in one of the episodes of the show of Allan K and Jaya (K! The One Million Peso Videoke Challenge)
    when I saw Dingdong in tears while singing his part on some of the chosen songs. Dingdong and Antoinette is still a couple during that time and he is still shooting the Regal Films Movie ‘Bahay ni Lola 2’ opposite Karylle, it was either last quarter of 2004 or first quarter of 2005. Weeks and months after that Karylle’s mom, Zsa Zsa was very visible in GMA shows like SIS (with Karylle) and Idol ko si Kap (with Dong and Karylle) as a guest and she is telling everybody that Dong and Karylle look good together. Dingdong was just pressured by Karylle’s parents most especially Zsa Zsa to court Karylle even if they knew that Dong and Toni is still a couple. Karylle wrote her song “Hiling” which she said is dedicated to Dong. Her album is a flop because this song only proves that she (together with parents and friends) did everything to make Dong fall for her. Obviously Dong, as a true gentleman, granted her ‘hiling’. Karylle took advantage of Dong’s sadness due to his long-distance relationship with Toni. I like Toni more than Karylle because Toni supported Dong’s career all the way especially during Dong’s team up with Tanya Garcia and Toni did not force Dong to tell on national TV that they are a real couple and not just bestfriends. Even Gabby Eigenmann, Dong’s bestfriend, is in favor of Toni than Karylle. The news that Dong and Karylle broke-up is a proof that karma is true and it is a big relief to Dingdong. That’s why I am happy for Dong because finally he can rest his heart for a while and just concentrate on his career. I am grateful to GMA 7 for pairing Dingdong with Marian Rivera who has proven herself to be a very good actress and a true person. Marian is a good match to Dingdong and I hope they will continue to bring out the best in each other.

    Like

  2. I really like Karylle’s down to earth personality eversince she started in showbizness. I was even thinking, too bad this girl has entered showbiz when in fact, someone as sophisticated and educated as she is, she could have opt not to enter the business where she’s not supposed to belong. As far as we can remember, she has a nonshowbiz-boy friend from Ateneo, a football player and even more macho and goodlooking than dingdong dantes, well maybe because its the business’ way of making her known that’s why she was paired to him..but thank god, its finally over at least she could really find someone else much better than this struggling actor, a user guy who had pursued her even to Macau and Hongkong just to use her to boast his struggling career. Anyway, when people use other people on their way up, in time they will end up nothing. God Bless you Karylle, More Power, and don’t listen to some small mind people who are trying to malign your precious name.

    Like

  3. Its not everyday that you can find a girl like karylle, a girl with a very warm and sweet personality, very conservative, well mannered and every mother’s dream for their son indeed to marry. If my son one day would introduce Karylle as his fiancee, i would be very delighted and be proud of my son’s choice, well done “anak”, you know exactly whom to chose as a partner in life. More power to your career Karylle, don’t let showbiz ruin your dreams, YOU still have along way to go!!

    Like

  4. To Karylle: you are such a beautiful young woman inside and out. I know a lot of people are praying for you and thank god you’re moving to abs-cbn, i know you have a bright future there. When God closes the door of one opportunity, He will definitely open up a window where you can clearly see the beauty of His plans for you. Sometimes He washes our eyes our tears so that we could see more of His provision in our lives. A lot of people loves you so much. Brave Girl!!

    Like

  5. When DD and K got together they were both in relationships. They were both third parties. DD has always been like that. What happened to K was… karma. The guy she left for DD was DD’s HS kabarkada from Ateneo, supposed best friend.

    Like

  6. He wasn’t a football player. He was a regular guy, looks like Craig David. This guy didn’t want K to enter showbiz for good reasons. Unfortunately K left the guy for DD. DD has always been proud of his love for Toni in front of his college friends. But he never boasted his love for K in the same manner. BTW K’s attitude changed when she was with DD, her head got really big. Imagine how insecure Ryan Philippe was because of Reese Witherspoon. Definitely inferiority complex.

    Like

  7. K was with a nice decent non-showbiz guy, but she left him to be with DD, from the start she was warned that DD enjoys chicks. Toni knows that as well. K knew that she was the third party to Toni, she also was aware that she was going to leave her then-existing relationship to be with an actor. She only stuck with DD coz he was “gwapo” like she always says.

    Like

  8. i hope k will learn her lessons now.. that showbiz is a very tricky world and i hope she won’t fall for any guy like dingdong dantes, the “not so handsome, egoistic and user friendly” dingdong dantes.

    Like

  9. No matter how they say that dingdong dantes really was so proud of his past relationship with toni taus, still the relationship failed. Even the entire family members and the family dogs (per the latest issue of yes mag) of the dantes household didn’t like her and I guess, no need to compare her to Karylle, the ever lovable Karylle.

    Like

  10. I really admire karylle’s strength in handling her failed relationship with dingdong dantes. Good move Karylle, such a nice young lady and very intelligent. Based on your interview with Ricky Lo you are such a woman of substance and beauty as well. I hope and pray that you’ll get over the pain soon and will find someone, match with your beauty, talent and class. Go Girl!!

    Like

  11. WHEN IT COMES TO BEAUTY AND BRAIN WERE TALKING ABOUT THE MOST PRECIOUS GIRL IN THE WORLD NO OTHER THAN KARYLLE,,NO WORRIES GIRL NO ONE CAN MATCH YOUR BEAUTY,TALENT AND CLASS.I HOPE AND PRAY THAT EVERYTHINGS GONNA BE OKEY AND WISH YOU GOOD LUCK GOOD HEALTH AND KEEP SMILING,,LOVE U GIRL,,,

    Like

  12. DONG, PLEASE TAKE GOOD CARE OF KARYLLE,,SHES VERY SWEET ,,I FEEL BAD CUZ YOU MADE HER CRY,,,I ALWAYS WATCH KARYLLE ON SOP,,

    Like

  13. Dong sna magkabalikan pa kayu.. bagay kasi kayu..at karylle makes you smile swerte mo sa kanya.. hoping n sana kayu pa rin.. kasi kayu ang bagay

    Like

  14. saw karylle’s episode in “kakasa ka ba sa grade-5” and she’s amazing, she has proven once again that she’s got brains aside from her angelic face. she’s the new bench body model and signed up a contract recently and heard a lot of good words from bench office. aside from her angelic face she’s got beautiful body..go karylle, more power to you Girl!!

    Like

  15. My sister didn’t like K til she met her in West Side Story. Her whole perception of K changed. She said K is different –very sophisticated, witty yet down-to-earth. (my sis ended up taking her pic with K).

    A woman, like K, who has a fear of the Lord will always find good favor coming her way. There should be more thespians like her who is prayerful, non-assuming and wouldn’t succumb to the pressures of showbiz just to have few minutes of fame.

    Don’t worry, K! The Lord is good! If your relationship with DD failed, remember that He’s preparing you to someone more special, the best is yet to come! Just be yourself and keep up the faith. There’s lot of ppl who are praying for you.

    God bless!

    Like

  16. If its karma that karylle & dingdong dantes broke up, then be it and we believe its a good karma. Karylle is a good girl, a person with a big heart, so God just saved her further pain. She doesn’t deserve to be cheated. God bless you Kaye.

    Like

  17. From what I’ve heard in her THE BUZZ interview, this girl really has class. And you can see her being God-fearing, her wisdom is evident in everything she says. I’m not a Karylle fan before, but now I’m proud to say I am.

    Like

  18. the past will make u better person in the future, so hindi dapat binubura ang past kasi madami kang matututunan sa past mo. kung di ka naging masaya sa past mo, un ang magiging batayan mo para maging maganda ang future mo.

    Like

    • “kung di ka naging masaya sa past mo, un ang magiging batayan mo para maging maganda ang future mo.”

      napakagandang komento—tama ka, gaya ko, hindi masaya ang past ko pero sa present naman bumawi. =)

      Like

  19. Hi to all! first and for most we don’t have the right to judge Marian, Karylle and Dingdong. It is just that Dingdong at that time fall in love with Marian. We cannot say that Marian is “mang-aagaw” its because Karylle and Dingdong are not married at all. As long as they are not married the possibilities that they can search for a new one. With regards to Karylle, Dingdong is not her true love. Karylle has good qualities and Marian is also good. Let us not judge Marian as “bobita” or doesn’t know how to English. Think first of yourself if you accomplished everything such as happy life, success and love life before you criticize others. If you are a God fearing person don’t throw any blasphemy and cruel word to Marian. We are all the same human and imperfect. To those who said cruel words to Marian think of yourself if you are not like her attitude. As I said we are all humans are we’re not perfect at all. I hope you all think fairly.

    Like

    • Hi Mimi,

      Thanks for visiting my site! In fairness to both sides’ camp, I think everybody has moved on. Marian is still happy with Dingdong and Karylle is said to be happily dating Yael Yuzon.
      Marian is still a hot property and she’s doing well in Amaya while Karylle is one of the casts in Kitchen Musical. Dingdong is still leading man material. We should all be happy because their lives and loves turned out to be just fine. =)

      -Iris

      Like

      • A lot has happen since the karylle dingdong marian issue.bashing or calling marian names will not change the statusquo dingdong and karylle are not meant to be, as can be seen dongyan‘s love is growing stronger as each year passes and so is their career. leave them aione to be happy. They love each

        Like

Comments are closed.