It is not uncommon for Pinoy Big Brother housemates to get along well and develop good relationships during their stay inside the famous Bahay ni Kuya. Some of these friendships even blossom into romance. Take McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson, for instance. Their undeniable chemistry has given birth to the McLisse team up – a loveteam that made audiences happy on and off cam.
Sadly, not all beautiful beginnings turn into the kind of forever that people rave about. After keeping mum about their true status, McCoy and Elisse put an end to their fans’ guessing games in 2019. The once a sweet couple branded themselves as ex-lovers in their TWBA interview. McCoy and Elisse remained workmates – civil and professional – they even had to film their recent movie, “Sakaling Maging Tayo,” in the midst of their personal dilemma. Elisse described that time as a roller-coaster ride as they tried to iron things out for the sake of the project but misunderstandings still got in the way.
Nonetheless, both were not closing their doors that one day, they will regain the once colorful friendship that eventually turned gray. In their interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Elisse gets emotional as she talks about her regrets and the heartache she has gone through. Getting the movie done has been difficult for her but known to be a strong woman, Elisse never thought of quitting and decided to look at it as a blessing instead. “Everything happens for a reason”, Elisse says.
Looking back on their bittersweet past, Elisse asks McCoy’s forgiveness for being too demanding. According to Elisse, this attitude of hers has made McCoy felt that he was not doing and giving enough.
McCoy, on the other hand, wants to say sorry that he is no longer the guy that Elisse once needed. “Binigay ko sa lahat sa’yo. Siguro ‘yung timing lang. ‘Di pa talaga puwede”, McCoy tells his ex-girlfriend.
Despite the pain, McCoy and Elisse were grateful for all the happy moments and lessons they shared and learned from each other. When asked by Tito Boy about the possibility of getting back together, both decided to just give their hearts enough time to heal first. “Sa ngayon, hindi”, McCoy stated to which Elisse agreed on.
But fast forward to 2020, McCoy and Elisse have been posting each other's photos again on Instagram. And this year, McCoy officially confirmed his rekindled romance with Elisse. They gave their relationship another chance even before the pandemic started.