- DonKiss, the onscreen love team of Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan was rumored to have been axed.
- Kisses finally confirmed disbandment of the said loveteam.
- Anthony Pangilinan, Donny’s dad shared a message for DonKiss.
DonKiss the loveteam that fans identified Kisses Delavin and Donny Pangilinan‘s tandem began right after Delavin’s 18th birthday party, where the latter was her first escort.
Kisses’s fans expressed their support for the said pairing during the Push Now segment of push.com.ph. Prior to the occasion, they met at a Star Cinema go-see sometime in 2017. Her Star Magic manager, Luz Bagalacsa was the one who made the pairing possible. Yet, on June 16, on Delavin’s Instagram post on June 16, she finally broke her silence and announced that her partnership with Myx VJDonny is now over.
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Flasback, the tandem’s popularity paved the way for its first movie, Walwal was born. The film was was released in June 2018. DonKiss was also part of the cast of the ABS-CBN TV drama series, Playhouse and then starred in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2018 entry, Fantastica.
But their fans got bothered when the tandem was never seen again on television after Playhouse‘s finale and it created such buzz online.
In the midst of rumors, the Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Lucky Season 7 Big Second Placer, made a post on Twitter with caption: “Heart strong. Fighting [with heart emoticon].”
Heart strong. Fighting. ❤ pic.twitter.com/4TSZM7VoAU
— Kisses Delavin (@KissesDelavin) April 27, 2019
Her post have made the DonKiss fans assumed that the loveteam was already in the verge of a split-up.
She posted a lengthy statement about the DonKiss disbandment and extended her apology for her fans who planned to assemble at ABS-CBN to make an appeal for the tandem.
“I apologize for my social media blackout. I believe that my supporters have the right to know that the ‘DonKiss’ partnership has long been over. There has been an ongoing plan from my DonKiss supporters to assemble at ABS-CBN today to appeal for this onscreen partnership. I was notified of this news because they my DonKiss supporters are encouraging my solid supporters to join their appeal,” she wrote.
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Dear all, Thank you for the time and effort you dedicate in supporting me and Donny. I hope you know that you are appreciated. In good times and bad times, just knowing that you are there makes this thing more worthwhile. God bless. 🍃💋 (Thanks Tita @lalaflores16 for my makeup! Kuya Ryuji for the styling! And ate Shai for the photo!)
She also addressed the fandom war between DonKiss and “the other ship of my former on-screen partner” presumably referring to SharDon or Sharlene San Pedro and Donny. Rumors surfaced that fans of Pangilinan and his co-MYX VJ San Pedro are pushing for the two stars collaboration on a project.
“However as much as I understand the bleeding hearts of my supporters, I am not in favor of this fandom war of my DonKiss supporters against the other ship of my former onscreen partner to go on any further. I shall not permit myself to be involved in the situation where two girls are being pitted against each other, a war they may not even want to be in, just to earn the ‘victory’ of being a guy’s love team,” she added.
Donny’s dad and co-manager, Anthony Pangilinan also expressed his support for DonKiss but he said that according to Donny, the disbandment was a “direction of Star Magic management and is due to different expectations of the two parties from the loveteam”. He wrote on Twitter:
Hi Marge. We’ve been 100% with DonKiss. As Donny shared in last meet, the current direction for both by SM mgmt is due to different expectations of the 2 parties from the LT. Not 1 being right or wrong, just different. If we choose to, we can hope and pray for our desired future. https://t.co/OLAC861TQx
— Anthony Pangilinan (@apangilinan) June 15, 2019
Before the DonKiss love team, Kisses was paired up with Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) Lucky Season 7 fellow housemate Marco Gallo, and was named KissMarc. Sadly,their relationship turned sour without any clear reason.
Later,she was supposed to do a project with Tony Labrusca, for their fanmade team-up known as KissTon, but it didn’t push through. Labrusca then revealed that KissTon was not management-approved.