It’s that time of the year again when Kapamilya fans can look forward to seeing their favorite stars all glammed up at the annual Star Magic Ball. From fashion forward celebrities to new couples, everyone looks forward to seeing a lot of exciting things on the red carpet. In anticipation of this year's event, PUSH puts together some standout (and sometimes controversial) moments from the past events.
Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo's not-so-private exit
At the height of Kimerald's popularity, Gerald Anderson walked down the red carpet with his love team partner and erstwhile girlfriend Kim Chiu. The two were one of the most anticipated couples that night because of their rumored rocky relationship at that point. Little did the public know that by the end of the night, the PBB Teen edition tandem would be no more as Gerald would be seen exiting the Shangri-la hotel with Bea Alonzo. There was nothing telltale about two stars leaving a Kapamilya event together except that onlookers noted how unusually caring Gerald was when escorting Bea to the exit. Two months later, the two admitted to parting ways after their short-lived romance while doing a concert abroad.
Coco Martin and Matteo Guidicelli's after party encounter
What started out as a fun night turned a bit serious at the informal after party at the Salon de Ning bar of the Manila Peninsula hotel where Matteo Guidicelli and Coco Martin reportedly had an altercation after attending the Star Magic Ball. In a later interview, Matteo admitted he was jealous of his then girlfriend Maja Salvador's leading man Coco in the teleserye Minsan Lang Kita Iibigin. Matteo reportedly approached Coco to clarify things but things got physical and although it was unclear who provoked whom, Matteo reportedly went home with a bloody mouth. The two showed they had finally made up by shaking hands when Matteo presented Coco with the Standout Star award the following year.
Kathniel makes a grand entrance
Although the pair started working together in the Kapamilya network in the show Growing Up in 2011, it was this year when Kathniel truly reigned at ABS-CBN's glitziest event. Daniel Padilla, who looked so dapper in a black and white suit, was more than happy to escort his reel and real ladylove Kathryn Bernardo on the red carpet. The Princess and I stars were virtually inseparable all night and observers already noticed the growing closeness between the two. Kathryn told PUSH how she felt, “Of course it’s very different from his usual attire so since minsan ko lang to makita so titingnan ko lang siya tonight (laughs). I like it naman on him,” she admitted. The teen couple eventually ended up taking home the Breakout Style Award and DJ was seen carrying both their awards for them when they left.
Yeng Constantino and her surprise guest
Although the Pop Rock Princess has always been in attendance in previous years, last year's Star Magic Ball was made more memorable by the appearance of Yeng's boyfriend Yan Asuncion who dropped by to surprise her with flowers which he gave to her while kneeling on one knee. Although many took this to mean a proposal, it was not until seven months later when the 25-year-old singer proclaimed they were officially engaged. Yeng admitted that she is very much happy with her relationship with the lead worship vocalist who is also her very first boyfriend as well. Last July, the couple also flew to Singapore for their pre-nuptial photo shoot.