The year 2020 brought us so much feels! As we ring in the new year, here’s a quick refresher of the most trending and most loved I Feel U 2020 episodes that served us all kinds of vibes – from inspiring and shocking to happy, ‘kilig,’ and tear-jerking!
Showbiz icons graced the show to impart lessons about life and love. Regine Velasquez-Alcasid talked about the impact of ‘new normal’ trend on her parenting style, singing career, and married life with Ogie Alcasid. The Asia’s Songbird radiated positivity, saying she’s loving the time spent at home with the family.
Charo Santos-Concio filled the Mother’s Day episode with beautiful stories about work-life balance. The lady boss also got a sweet, surprise serenade from her grandkids, and wished every mother’s heart will be full of gratitude and hope during these trying times.
Adding more delight to the Mother’s Day episode was Vilma Santos-Recto, who said that being a mom is the fulfilment of womanhood. Her sons Luis Manzano and Ryan Recto made her smile with their loving messages.
Just like most artists, Lea Salonga remained busy with work produced from home. The world-class performer also shared her thoughts about acting on the theatre stage and in the big screen.
Richard Gomez was the epitome of a devoted husband as he revealed the secrets to a lasting marriage. Richard and wife Lucy Torres-Gomez marked their 22nd wedding anniversary last year. The doting family man emphasized that open communication and just having fun will make a huge difference in any kind of relationship.
Hearts deprived of ‘kilig’ finally came back to life with the guestings of Kapamilya love teams. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla shared exclusive details about their relationship – from courtship stage to coping with the new normal. No amount of distance can break the King and Queen of Hearts!
We can always rely on The Gold Squad to give us warm, fuzzy feelings. The popular quartet composed of Andrea Brillantes and Seth Fedelin, and Francine Diaz and Kyle Echarri were too honest about their “feelings” for each other that we almost gasped for air. SethDrea revealed the meaning behind their pet name Ali, which apparently means “Akin Lang Ikaw” while KyCine didn’t shy away from saying that they dearly miss each other.
The timeless tandem of Jodi Sta. Maria and Richard Yap brought us back to their nostalgic days as Maya and Sir Chief from the feel-good daytime series Be Careful with my Heart. The two talked about their friendship, journey to showbiz, takeaways from their iconic characters, and personal lives as parents. Jodi and Richard also took on a fun ‘bukingan’ challenge.
Pokwang and husband Lee O’Brien proved that love is limitless. It conquers distance, race, and even social stigma. The couple reacted to the netizens’ negative comments about their relationship and at the same time shared their happiness now that they have Baby Malia in their lives. For Pokwang and Lee, trust and respect are vital in making a relationship thrive.
Fresh from saying ‘yes’ to Mikee Morada’s wedding proposal, Alex Gonzaga appeared on the show to share all the details we’ve been dying to know about their relationship. We discovered that Piolo Pascual played Cupid and the first meeting happened at the backstage of ASAP Natin ‘To. Before the episode ended, Alex was joined by Mikee and they both hinted at how romantic their future wedding vows will sound like.
The refreshing pair of Joshua Garcia and Janella Salvador made hearts flutter as they got real about their friendship. Joshua bared his heart’s content, saying he had a crush on Janella since the beginning, way before they were paired for The Killer Bride. He even called himself her biggest fan. Proof? He knows her songs by heart! In return, Janella said he’s the best love team partner she’s ever had.
Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte advised fellow young couples to “relax” and avoid rushing into things. They also talked about the challenges of being a real and reel couple like separating their personal issues from work. In that episode, LoiNie denied rumors of living together after eagle-eyed netizens tried to probe on their photos taken during the early days of community quarantine.
Love is in the air when Jake Cuenca and Kylie Versoza brought us back to their first meeting. We learned that they started out as friends, although he had a huge crush on her since the first time he saw her on the set of “Ang Panday” in 2017. The lovebirds answered questions about their future wedding plans.
Celebrity moms served us the ‘feels’ of unconditional love. Anne Curtis, who we all miss since taking a leave from It’s Showtime in December 2019, made a special appearance on the show. The Dyosa got emotional talking about her newborn, Dahlia, and the fondest memories she’s collected with her so far. In that episode, the Kapamilya actress also had a fun ‘chicka’ time with her childhood buddies and gamely answered fan questions.
In an episode that paid tribute to single mothers from different walks of life, Karla Estrada talked about the struggles and victories of raising her kids. She honestly owned up to being a stubborn teenager then. But, far what others assume, she didn’t regret being a mother at 19, during the peak of her career. Karla also thanked her own mom for guiding her as she navigates motherhood. As a bonus, the Magandang Buhay host opened up about her relationship with Jam Ignacio.
COVID-19 survivor Sylvia Sanchez was an epitome of strength and selflessness as she recalled the journey of battling the disease. However scary the situation was, Slyvia found her hope in her children.
It-girls turned “IT Moms” Liz Uy and Isabelle Daza raised awareness on mom-shaming. They giddily talked about their transformation and how motherhood kept their group bonded instead of pulling them apart. The A-list squad now has more ‘momshie’ things to talk about as both Liz and Isabelle take on their second pregnancies.
Coleen Garcia, who delivered her son Amari via medication-less water birth at home, reflects on the strength of a woman’s body. We got to know how Coleen juggles her responsibilities as a new mom while looking after her own recovery. She contemplated on what ‘new normal’ would be like for their little family.
Self-love was the trending topic during Aubrey Miles, Geneva Cruz, and Ina Raymundo’s guesting. The hot mommas shared their ultimate self-care habits and they also took on the “Totropahin o Jojowain” Challenge.
Empowered woman Korina Sanchez spent time with us in a fruitful conversation about love and career. She looked back on her journey from working as a production assistant to climbing the career ladder. We also got to meet her cute twins Pilar and Pepe, and discovered shocking revelations about her romantic life. Korina revealed that she was meant to be married to another guy before she met now-husband Mar Roxas.
Beauty Gonzales and Dimples Romana muse on the changes motherhood brought in their lives. The tandem carried the torch of working mothers and underscored that we are entitled to our own choices.
Andi Eigenman looked every inch happy and glowing as she chronicled her simple island life just a few weeks after she announced her third pregnancy. To make the interview more exciting, Andi answered three questions from now-fiancé Philmar Alipayo.
After her explosive motherhood announcement, Sofia Andres boldly bared the truth to the public especially how happy she felt when she had Baby Zoe. The young actress turned emotional when reminded of her parents’ love.
Bianca Gonzales-Intal shared her strategies to keep her kids well during the stay-at-home phase such as taking social media detox once in a while to veer them away from negativities but, at the same time, making sure they’re aware of the situation.
It’s always fun when Ruffa Gutierrez brings her candidness with her. The Love Thy Woman actress became the torchbearer of women empowerment, pointing out that a woman can thrive on her own.
Millennial and Gen-Z feels
Fearless and outspoken young stars made an impact on 2020. On top of the list is Elha Nympha who surprised everyone with her quarantine glow-up after losing pounds. The young songstress inspired many to work on their goals as a form of self-love.
For Janine Berdin, 2020 was the year of embracing change. She couldn’t be any prouder and happier after finally taking on a bold move that marked a fresh beginning for her. The Tawag ng Tanghalan champion’s stunning glow-up trended online. For Janine, the change in her wasn’t about pleasing others but making herself feel more loved and happier.
Xyriel Manabat slammed the bashers and netizens who left lewd comments on her photos. The public was surprised to see her all-grown up to the point of objectifying the minor. Xyriel boldly stood up for herself and by her opinion that a girl can dress up any way she wants to because respect isn’t just measured by someone’s clothing.
Another child star who amazed us all is Makisig Morales, now happily married at 23. The former Super Inggo lead star believes maturity, especially when it comes to love, isn’t gauged by numbers. Even if they’re young, they’re learning how to handle things.
Bugoy Carino set the online world abuzz when he introduced his little family to the public. He and girlfriend, volleyball superstar, EJ Laure were bashed for their relationship. But none of those hate comments matter to them now. For the new parents, nothing is more important than their child’s happiness.
From playing the iconic saint boy Santino in May Bukas Pa, Zaijian Jaranilla took on a bigger challenge by portraying a gay role. The young actors’ versatility shined bright, apart from his humility and heart of gold.
Pinoy Big Brother alumna Maymay Entrata likewise talked about the joys and challenges of being a breadwinner. Maymay said it was an opportunity of a lifetime, so she embraced the responsibilities. But just like any other provider, she has already sacrificed a lot such as her schooling. Yet, even if it gets draining at times, Maymay believes every drop of sweat and every second of sacrifice will be worth it.
Singing champ Lyca Gairanod reacted to the bashing she inevitably gets as a Gen-Z showbiz personality. Instead of letting the hate break her spirits, she used the negative comments as motivation to improve herself.
For young artists Ken San Jose and AC Bonifacio, dancing is life, the passion that fuels them with inspiration and courage to keep going. AC finds it therapeutic. Ken used it as a weapon to win the challenges he went though and as a ticket to get closer to his fellow Filipinos.
In another episode, Robi Domingo, Inigo Pascual, Donny Pangilinan, and Ricci Rivero dissected the anatomy of a real heartthrob. For them, a handsome face can easily command attention but there’s so much more to being a true idol than physical looks. Sense of humor, the ability to love and respect others, and humility make up the essence of being a heartthrob.
For the Father’s Day episode, Darren Espanto and Edward Barber paid tribute to their pops and shared the greatest life lessons they got from them.
Tony Labrusca and JC Alcantara reminded us that love always wins as they talked about starring in their record-breaking BL series, Hello, Stranger. The actors said falling in love with the same gender isn’t entire impossible and it might happen without a warning.
With everyone stuck at home during the early days of quarantine, social media boomed even more, which is why internet sensations also made a big impact last year.
Ivana Alawi, the hottest internet sensation of 2020, showed us the art of ‘dedma’ as she confidently faced all the hate comments about her trending sexy photos. Stone her all you want but Ivana doesn’t really care, knowing she isn’t hurting anyone.
It can’t be denied that 2020 was DJ Loonyo’s year, trending on social media for both the good and bad reasons. Apart from his TikTok videos, DJ Loonyo also became controversial after commenting on the issues about mass testing. In an episode, he talked about responsible use of social media and showcased his well-loved dance moves.
KaladKaren shared the struggles of keeping a long-distance relationship. He also talked about his journey from being a viral star to an impersonator and now an artist with his own identity.
There is really no way to go but up for SB19. In an episode, the five-piece P-pop group related the ‘feels’ of finally reaping the fruit of their hard work and seeing their dreams come true in the international music scene.
The Beks Batallion composed of comedians MC Muah, Lassy, and Chad Kinis make other people laugh for a living and as a passion. But, in one episode, the trio shared tear-jerking stories of love and acceptance. They looked back on their bittersweet younger days when coming out was difficult.
JM De Guzman and Arci Munoz wowed the netizens when they signed up for Basic Citizen Military Training to exercise their passion for community service. Wearing their fatigue uniforms, the buddies also talked about their friendship and why they never became an item.
The friendship of Fumiya Sankai and Yamyam Gucong can never be weakened by cultural and language barrier – this is what viewers saw during their guesting. The PBB alum looked back on how their friendship started and expressed how much they mean to each other.
They say it’s difficult to find true friendship in showbiz. Angelica Panganiban and John Prats continue to defy this assumption with their rare but genuine friendship. The ‘pets’ shared their inspiring story in an episode.
Luis Manzano combined laughter and public service in his online show, LuckyNg Tulong. The celebrated host traced back the beginnings of his showbiz journey and entertained questions from his fans. He was also joined by favorite sidekick, Long Mejia.
Julia Barretto moving in to her own house received likes and heart reactions from the netizens. The Kapamilya beauty shared more of her stories about embracing independence and how she remains tough amid challenges.
Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach revealed her greatest realizations during the stay-at-home phase. She thought the quarantine was the break she needed until she realized she’s been too focused on things that didn’t really matter.
The netizens lauded Iza Calzado for her bravery as she battled COVID-19. In an episode, the actress opened up about her experience and she also talked about her current teleserye Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin.
Maja Salvador bared her inspiring story of dreaming her family and making them happen. She was also more open about her relationship with Rambo Nunez and gamely answered intriguing questions about future wedding plans.
Angel Locsin was one of the most trending showbiz personalities last year because of her humanitarian efforts. The actress made a stand and gathered help for her ‘kababayans’ especially for the frontline workers. Her initiative gained her more admiration but more importantly, it solidified the Filipino sense of ‘bayanihan.’
Have fun traveling down memory lane in this special year-end episode of I Feel U!