Kapamilya loveteams first teleserye kisses

While we are already enamored by the sweet and amusing scenes between our favorite loveteams, it's undeniable that seeing them kiss adds more thrill and magic to the intimate scenes that they share on screen. But what more if it's their first-ever kiss in a teleserye?

Since Valentine’s season is still in the air, let’s look back on some of the first teleserye kissing scenes of some of our favorite pairs that we had witnessed through the years in this episode of Kapamilya Timelist!

Let us start with the onscreen pairs who were adored by those who grew up in the ‘90s or who have been fond of watching Pinoy series and movies ever since. They weren’t just the brightest stars of their generation, but were also among the biggest tandems in Philippine TV history.

In 1997, Claudine Barretto and late matinee idol Rico Yan headlined the melodrama romance “Mula Sa Puso,” wherein they played star-crossed lovers Via Pereira and Gabriel Maglayon, who fought for their love despite the objection of the former’s family.

The characters of Jericho Rosales and Kristine Hermosa also went through the same fate in “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” wherein the family of Angelo Buenavista, particularly his mom, was highly against his romantic ties with Yna Macaspac. But in the end, it was their strong love for each other that also prevailed.

Of course, who would forget the team-up of Judy Ann Santos and Piolo Pascual, whose first teleserye together was the 2001 soap opera “Sa Puso Ko Iingatan Ka.” Their characters Patricia and Jordan made us believe that even though things get complicated, everything would turn out okay in the end as long as you’re there for each other.

John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo also immediately won our hearts on the very first time that they got paired in the 2002 primetime series “Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay.” Both of them might be young and new then, but their chemistry and performances as Yuri Orbida and Katrina Argos were too impressive not to be admired.

From four iconic loveteams of the late ’90s to the early 2000s, let’s proceed to the millennial pairs that made us believe in love and, at the same time, wish for us to also experience those whimsical first kisses.

It might not be their first time to headline a teleserye, but Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 alumni Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson had their first onscreen kiss in their second series “My Girl” in 2008. Here, they endeared us with their portrayal of cute couple Jasmine and Julian, who, just like them, have extremely opposite personalities.

The following year, it was Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee’s turn to make us kilig as they starred in the coming-of-age drama “Katorse” as best friends-turned-lovers Nene and Jojo. They only had their first onscreen kiss during their wedding in the finale.

Similarly, Coco Martin and Julia Montes also had their first onscreen smooch during the nuptials of their characters Daniel Guidotti and Katerina Alcantara in the finale of the 2012 soap opera “Walang Hanggan,” which also served as their first project together.

In 2015, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla finally ended the anticipation of their fans for them to level up the kilig they offer as the former reel-and-real-life sweethearts had their first TV kiss in the remake of “Pangako Sa ‘Yo,” wherein they took on the iconic characters of Yna Macaspac and Angelo Buenavista. While it sparked mixed reactions among viewers since the sweet moment wasn’t exactly shown to the camera, ardent KathNiel fans believed that it really happened.

That same year, Nadine Lustre and James Reid also had their first onscreen kiss through their first-ever teleserye “On The Wings Of Love.”Playing Leah and Clark, we witnessed how their romance evolved from having to pretend that they were in love so that she could secure a green card to becoming really in love with one another.

And in the latter part of the 2010s, Kapamilya Gen Z stars started surprising viewers with their onscreen kisses that we really didn’t see coming and only proved that they had already grown up.

After starring in their first movie together, then real-life couple Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto went on to offer kilig to Kapamilya teleserye fans through the 2018 primetime series “Ngayon At Kailanman.” And just like what happened in the first onscreen kiss of KathNiel, theirs wasn’t completely seen as well because of the blinding bright light that struck their characters Inno and Eva as they kissed in the afterlife.

Joshua then shared an onscreen kiss with Janella Salvador on the very first time that they were teamed up with each other in the thriller drama “The Killer Bride,” which ran from 2019 to 2020. It also happened in the finale as their characters Elias and Emma had a picnic on a hill. But this time, we’re able to completely see that golden moment in all its glory.

We might not have seen how their characters Gabo and Billie ended up, but Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano didn’t fall short in providing us with kilig in the 2020 series “Make It With You.” From simply tingling us with their sweet and cute moments, viewers were indeed surprised when LizQuen finally did their first teleserye kiss. But not just a simple and short smooch, but a passionate one. 

The same with Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte who, after appearing in a number of TV and movie projects together, finally had their first onscreen kiss in the 2022 series “Love In 40 Days.” It might only be his character Edward’s dream or fantasy to spend an intimate moment with her character Jane, but it’s probably a dream come true for LoiNie fans.

And for his third entry in this list, Joshua’s first-ever kissing scene with Jane de Leon in “Mars Ravelo’s Darna was also among the most anticipated teleserye moments of 2022. Unlike the previous ones, his character Brian shared a long, passionate kiss with the titular character’s alter ego Narda as he sent her home.

We then couldn’t imagine how real-life besties Andrea Brillantes and Kyle Echarri were able to pull off their first-ever onscreen smooch either as individual artists or a tandem in the well-loved series “Senior High.” As viewers were looking forward to finally finding out the truth in the finale week, we really didn’t expect the romantic kiss that their characters Sky and Obet had during their prom.

Last, but definitely not the least, are Kim Chiu and Paulo Avelino, who may not be Gen Zs but are among the newest tandems on TV as they headline “Linlang: The Teleserye Version.” Since both of them had already experienced doing kissing scenes in the respective previous projects they’d done through the years, we really felt the sparks between them when their characters Juliana and Victor kissed during their civil wedding – which was a first for KimPau.

Indeed, these tandems were able to prove that nothing really beats the magical feels brought by first kiss.