Maine Mendoza’s recent interview with showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz elicited mixed reactions on social media from AlDub fans, with some adamantly claiming that Mendoza and Alden Richards were married and had a child.
Despite the trending reactions to Mendoza’s interview, many of their fans praised her for bravely sharing her encounters with some AlDub fans.
With the resurgence of the issue, some netizens questioned Richards and his ‘lack’ of reaction to the interview, as well as the fans’ reaction to Mendoza’s statements.
How I wish that some of my fellow Alden Richards fans get to admit the fact that Alden and Maine are NOT a real life couple. If they truly respect their idol, they all should allow A & M to live their own respective lives. Cherish the love team of the past, but do not live in it.
— Ralph Calinisan (@ralph_calinisan) November 14, 2022
— Ralph Calinisan (@ralph_calinisan)
Paisa lang ako ah. May nabasa Kasi ako. Hihi
His fans love him because he loves his fans too. Never nya ipaparamdam sa'yo na fan Ka lang. He will always make you feel his love, that YOU ARE WORTH IT. And his fans knows how a good man he is. #ALDENRichards pic.twitter.com/PyPqEUxPbz
— Clar (@Clarcedes) November 14, 2022
To address the comments from netizens, Richards messaged and called talk show host Cristy Fermin, citing that he had already refuted the rumors years earlier.
“Yun pong pinag-usapan ninyo na content sa SNN, matagal ko na pong ipinaliwanag ‘yan. Matagal ko na pong sinabi na walang katotohanan ang isyu. Kaya lamang po, baka hindi nakarating sa iba, or natabunan ng ibang interviews ko ‘yung paliwanag ko. In fact, pati nga po ang Daddy ko ay tumulong na sa akin para ideretso na walang katotohanan ito.“
Sir @ogiediaz eto na ang sagot sa tanong mo at ng sambayanan. Sana malinaw na.
Next time before you sensationalize a story, know the facts & from both parties involved. After all that's responsible journalism.#ALDENRichards https://t.co/Jar2X0q6Pe
— YammyBite (@Curls_yammy) November 14, 2022
Lagay ko lang dito para sa mga patuloy na hinahanapan ng sagot si Alden. 2017 pa lang sumagot na si Alden, may article pa nga nung 2020. Kahapon sumagot na rin sya kay Ms. Cristy Fermin. #ALDENRichards
— whenzymallow ˢᵗᵃʳᵗᵘᵖ ᵖʰ (@whenzymallow) November 15, 2022
Mendoza stressed that she wanted to remain true to Aldub fans; it is not in her nature to deceive people for fame and fortune.
Moreover, she admitted that she called out some fans who made unsubstantiated claims about Richards and her.
In 2015, their fans in and outside the Philippines made them the most popular love team on GMA Network. It was Eat Bulaga’s Kalyeserye that brought them together.