One of the newest love teams that has certainly made everyone kilig with their overflowing chemistry despite being paired for the first time is DonBelle -- Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano.
And after merely seeing them together on social media through the photos and videos they and their avid shippers share on social media, we’re finally seeing them on our television screens via the much-awaited series He’s Into Her that just premiered last Sunday, May 30. It was unsurprisingly given much support by their growing fandom.
Directed by Chad Vidanes, He’s Into Her is an adaptation of one of the bestselling Wattpad novels written by Maxine Lat Calibuso (Maxinejiji). It will not only show the journey of young adults, but will also tackle love, family, and friendship. But specifically, it will revolve around Maxpein (Belle), a transferee student in the private school where Deib (Donny) and his gang dominate. At first, their characters would clash because of the differences in their personalities, until they get closer and eventually see something special about each other in the latter part of the story.
In DonBelle’s exclusive interview with TV Patrol, the 23-year-old actor divulged that the whole cast treat each other like family. Moreover, in the virtual media conference of He’s Into Her, both Donny and Belle were straightforward in saying that they are really a match.
They also did not deny that at first, the situation was awkward since it was their first time to be onscreen partners. But as they did more shoots in their lock-in tapings, they felt more comfortable with each other. “Una shy siya. Sa una siyempre ‘di naman close bilang magkatrabaho. Through time I saw that very energetic rin siya. May ibang side si Belle na outgoing,” Donny said. Belle, on the other hand, finds him an ideal guy because he’s gentleman and very caring. “Ideal guy si Donny and si Deib kasi ‘pag mas nakilala mo siya, you know na he is a gentleman and caring and supportive of what we do,” Belle said.
And they’re able to prove that the awkwardness between them has already died down through their appearance on ASAP Natin ‘To last May 16, wherein they made everyone kilig with their production number. The hearts of DonBelle fans continue to flutter when host Robi Domingo asked them how they make each other feel better, to which they responded that it’s the support and trust they have towards one another.
While they aren’t an item yet, it seemed that the kilig between them is already real as Belle wasn’t able to help herself from blushing when asked if she’s comfortable with Donny.
“Okay naman po kami, comfortable naman po. Mas lalo na po no’ng nag-shoot na kami, mas bumaba ‘yong walls namin, mas naging open po kami to each other. Buong cast po naging close sa isa’t isa,” she related. When asked if her loveteam partner is already courting her, she laughingly replied, “’Wag muna, bawal pa”.
Whatever the status of their relationship is at present, we couldn’t help but be excited about what the future holds for the DonBelle tandem. Based on their sweet moments captured in the photos in this gallery, we know that they are indeed the newest loveteam to watch out for!
The He’s Into Her barkada also includes Vivoree Esclito, Kaori Oinuma, Rhys Miguel, Criza Ta-a, Jeremiah Lisbo, Limer Veloso, Sophie Reyes, Gello Marquez, Ashley del Mundo, and Joao Constancia. Don’t miss the kilig and exciting happenings in the series every Sunday at 8:45pm via Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, A2Z Channel 11, and iWantTFC.