They’re indeed one the hottest and biggest tandems in the early 2000s. From two simple teenagers who once dreamed of providing a better life to their respective families by joining the first-ever Teen Edition of Pinoy Big Brother with the hope of making it to the local entertainment scene.
But fate has been good to them as they didn’t only finish triumphantly in the reality show, with Gerald Anderson as the third placer and Kim Chiu as the Big Winner. Their adorable team-up formed inside the house garnered a huge following among the masses, which continued to grow as they went back to the outside world and began their colorful journey in show business.
Together, they starred in six films and appeared in numerous Kapamilya programs, in which four are notable teleseryes they topbilled. From being solid on-screen partners, the two eventually became a real-life couple after around a year of being together. Just when we thought that KimErald was going to be forever, our hearts broke when it was announced in 2010 that they already called it quits.
However, since the industry is just small and they were still a top favorite among the viewers, it was definitely inevitable for them to completely part ways in the coming years as they used to have dance numbers together on ASAP. And six years after their last on-screen team-up, the KimErald ship sailed again when they were tapped to headline the daytime series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin in 2017.
That truly revived our kilig for their pairing, as our hearts never fail to flutter every time we see them together in one show, such as in the May 4, 2019 episode of It’s Showtime, wherein Kim was a guest host while Gerald was among the three judges of the “BidaMan” segment. The hosts, along with judges Direk Bobet Vidanes and Ruffa Gutierrez, relentlessly teased the Chinita Princess about her peculiar behavior in front of her ex-flame, which apparently piqued her.
But unbeknownst to us, the “Between Maybes” star revealed to the King of Talk during his recent interview in Tonight With Boy Abunda that he went to the dressing room of Kim after the awkward incident to greet her a belated “Happy Birthday” and had a small talk about what just happened.
TWBA: Gerald, pinuntahan si Kim sa dressing room matapos silang asarin sa It’s Showtime kamakaila
When asked about his reaction on being chaffed with his perennial loveteam partner, he said, “Nakakatuwa lang kasi wala ako rito ngayon if not for her. To have that dynamics again, that’s nice.”
Looking forward to your upcoming projects, Kim and Gerald!