The ABS-CBN Ball is like a real-life fairytale: Everyone gets dressed in glitzy gowns and dapper suits, while fans get to freak out over their favorite love teams and actual couples.
Back when it was still known as the Star Magic Ball, we’ve already seen constants in the bunch like KathNiel, LizQuen, and JoshLia, among many others. At the same time, we also get surprised by new couples—either romantic or platonic—walking the red carpet. This year is no different.
So let’s see the couples that have been around for a while, the new ones, and the ones we didn’t expect to see again due to, ahem, breakup rumors.
As mentioned, these couples have been attending the ball together ever since their love teams flourished into actual relationships.
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, who have been each other’s dates for more than five years now, went for white and gold motifs for their looks. Fans also can’t get over Kathryn’s “wifey” moments.
Last year, the tandems of Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, and Maris Racal and Iñigo Pascual were fairly new on the red carpet. But this year might be proof that we’ll be seeing more of these couples in the following balls.
Yassi Pressman and Arjo Atayde were photographed together, and they were both wearing red. There are no news if they’re dating so they’re probably just together because they star in Ang Probinsyano. Also, Yassi’s Lauren Design gown is EVERYTHING.
Now we have couples like JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre), Sarah Geronimo and Matteo Guidicelli, and Anne Curtis and Erwan Heussaff. All of them are under Viva Artists, so this is the first time for some of them to attend the ball.
As for rumored couples, we only have one: Barbie Imperial and JM De Guzman. The two star in the show Araw Gabi and have been rumored to be together for a while now. Last night, JM settled the score about their relationship and said, “Medyo totoo na.” (It’s kinda real.)
The most notable exes of them all were Angelica Panganiban and Carlo Aquino, who won couple of the night. The Exes Baggage stars still haven’t confirmed if they’re dating again but the CarGel hype is definitely strong!
Although it was never confirmed that Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger broke up, rumors still popped up after a certain “No boyfriend? No problem” post. Plus the fact that Pia went solo during last year’s ball. But at the ABS-CBN Ball, the two arrived together, squashing al speculations. (Also, when did Pia get a Jennifer Lopez tan?)