- Alden Richards renewed contract with GMA Network.
- Alden found phenomenal success with Hello, Love, Goodbye.
GMA Network Executive were all praises for Alden Richards during his contract renewal last Tuesday, September 3.
Present at the contract signing were GMA Chairman and CEO Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, President and COO Gilberto Duavit Jr., EVP and CFO Felipe Yalong, SVP for Entertainment Group Lilybeth Rasonable at SAVP for Alternative Productions Gigi Santiago-Lara.
Duavit Jr shared their happiness with Alden’s choice to renew his contract with the network and commended his loyalty and dedication.
“Si Alden he’s always been a very dedicated, loyal, and committed individual kung kaya naman tayong lahat ay nasisiyahan na patuloy siyang Kapuso.” he said.
Gozon, on the other hand, praised Richards’ humility despite his numerous success and achievements.
“Alam mo yang si Alden kahit sikat na sikat na ay humble pa rin. So, sa tingin natin malayo pa rin ang mararating niyan,” said Gozon.
Alden has been with the Kapuso network for 9 years.
He started his showbiz career in 2010 and was given his first lead role via GMA afternoon soap Alakdana where he was paired with Louise Delos Reyes in 2011.
He was then cast in different Kapuso shows but it was his stint on Eat Bulaga in 2015 that gave him his first phenomenal success when he was paired with Yaya Dub Maine Mendoza which gave life to the phenomenal love team AlDub.
During the heydays of AlDub, Alden and Maine were all over different media platforms. Their popularity was enough to send Eat Bulaga’s rival It’s Showtime into a dire situation.
The phenomenon eventually died down and although AlDub remains on Eat Bulaga, Alden’s popularity started to dwindle again especially when he did projects away from the love team like the widely criticized telefantasya Victor Magtanggol which bowed down early to FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
It was not until his latest movie project Hello, Love, Goodbye did his career got a much-needed boost.
As of this writing, Star Cinema’s Hello, Love, Goodbye has already earned 880 million in worldwide box office receipts, surpassing another Star Cinema movie The Hows of Us.