Alden Richards admits he’s responsible for the non-romantic relationship with Maine Mendoza; discloses a potential project with the latter.
At a press conference on November 20, Richards admitted full responsibility if AlDub (Alden and Yaya Dub) did not end up romantically.
The actor said, “We’re grateful, but I make a stand to not let people control my life. Ito ang prinsipyo ko sa buhay. Hindi ako property ng kahit sino. I have my own choices, I have my own decisions so I stick to that.”
He expressed, “Minsan very unfair sa industry natin because of the team up that has happened. It puts a pressure on both of the individuals. Syempre, hindi naman natin mapi-please ang decisions ng mga taong gusto natin i-please.”
Richards revealed that there’s a pitch for him to be paired with Mendoza. He was asked how a love team works.
He shared, “From the very word itself: love team. You should be a team, you should work together. It’s not always the side of the other half na masusunod. Hindi man maging kayo, hindi man kayo maging involved romantically, at the end of the day, kailangan maging magkaibigan kayong dalawa.”
In 2015, the AlDub tandem first appeared in the Kalyeserye portion of the ‘Juan for All, All for Juan’ segment of the noontime show Eat Bulaga!
In 2018, the two chose to separate ways to pursue solo projects.