Show business bares witness to new pairings every year and 2016 was no different.
Before the year closes, PUSH lists down the couples that gave us kilig and those who are keeping us guessing.
1. James Reid and Nadine Lustre
Better known now as Team Real, James shocked the crowd during their February concert at the Araneta Coliseum when he said onstage that he loves Nadine. In an interview with the press a few moments after that event, James and Nadine confirmed that they were already in a relationship.
READ: James Reid and Nadine Lustre admit that they are a couple
2. KC Concepcion and Aly Borromeo
After being spotted watching a football game together, KC Concepcion took the initiative to end rumors by admitting that she and former Azkals team captain Aly Borromeo are dating.
READ: KC Concepcion admits dating Azkal player Aly Borromeo
3. Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson
Many hoped for a second chance for Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson especially after seeing their onscreen chemistry on How To Be Yours. The two didn’t disappoint their BeaRald fans as they’ve continued their closeness even after the film and are now seeing each other.
READ: Bea Alonzo on Gerald Anderson: 'Oo lagi kaming nagkikita'
4. Alex Gonzaga and Mikee Morada
Alex is currently seeing businessman Mikee Morada. It was only last month when Alex unofficially announced about her suitor via her own Instagram account.
READ: Alex Gonzaga single no more
5. Andi Eigenmann and Emilio Arambulo
Although rumors of her new flame started making rounds late last year, it was only the middle of this year when Andi formally confirmed to the press that she was in a relationship. But Andi decided to keep her relationship under wraps. It was the netizens who put a name to his mysterious love interest in the person of surfer Emilio Arambulo.
READ: Andi Eigenmann on her lovelife: 'Its peaceful and quiet'
6. Sam Milby and Mari Jasmine
Everything started on Twitter for Sam and Jasmine. The Rockoustic Heartthrob took the initiative of following the blogger on Twitter and that marked the beginning of a now blooming romance that’s been characterized by myriads of travels and food trips.
READ: Sam Milby on falling in love with Mari Jasmine: ‘It just felt right’
7. Sunshine Cruz and Macky Mathay
It was a photo uploaded by a netizen that put Sunshine and Macky’s then rumored relationship into the spotlight in October. But before that said month ended, Macky confirmed that he and the former Dolce Amore star were already a couple.
READ: Confirmed! Sunshine Cruz and Macky Mathay is officially an item
8. Pia Wurtzbach and Marlon Stockinger
While the Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach’s camp earlier denied that they are dating despite posting a seemingly cozy photo of them together, Swiss racer Marlon himself confirmed that they were indeed dating.
READ: Marlon Stockinger admits he's dating Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach
9. Geoff Eigenmann and Maya
Although they’ve been staples of each other’s Instagram accounts, it was only during Geoff’s transfer to the Kapamilya network and Maya’s launch as one half of the singing duo Migz and Maya, when they finally confirmed that they were indeed in a relationship.
10. Jasmine Curtis-Smith and Jeff Ortega
Even if she also ended a relationship this year, Jasmine Curtis was fortunate enough to find another man who would love her in the person of La Union-bred Jeff Ortega. The best part is that his sister Anne Curtis even approves of her sister’s new beau.
READ:Jasmine Curtis-Smith enjoys La Union with new boyfriend and their friends
11. Ejay Falcon and Jana Roxas
Although he has yet to extensively talk about his new love, Ejay Falcon has made his romance with former reality show contestant Jana Roxas evident by posting about it on his Instagram account.
READ: Are Ejay Falcon and Jana Roxas dating?
12. Mark Herras and Wynn Marquez
Mark’s relationship with Wynn is a clear proof that patience gets you places as the former earlier admitted that he was rejected by the latter three times before she officially became her “pangga.”
READ:Mark Herras admits Wynwyn Marquez rejected him three times
13. Jerome Ponce and Mika Reyes
Like the others, rumors on Jerome and Mika’s blooming romance began after they were spotted hanging out together on a number of events. But Jerome underscored that they are still in the getting-to-know-each-other stage.
READ:Are Jerome Ponce and Mika Reyes an item?
14. Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla
More than two years since they’ve called it quits, Aljur Abrenica and Kylie Padilla have decided to give love a second chance just this September. The couple even recently flew to Japan for some good ol’ quality time.
15. Lovi Poe and Chris Johnson
It seems like Lovi has really found new love after being single for almost a year now. Although she calls what she has with French national as “more than friends,” the two are often seen hanging out abroad or by the beach.
READ:InstaStalker: Lovi Poe enjoys Thailand with rumored boyfriend
16. Paulo Avelino and Natasha Villaroman
While he has not specifically named her as his new flame, photos of Paulo Avelino hanging out with non-showbiz entrepreneur Natasha Villaroman have gotten the public speculating that he was pertaining to her when he confessed that he was finally dating again.
READ: Paulo Avelino speaks up on viral photos with rumored girlfriend
17. Jane Oineza and Kyle Secades
Apart from being seen hanging out together and on each other’s Instagram accounts, rumors that Jane and Edward are seeing each other were further strengthened by the fact that they came together to the annual Star Magic Ball.
READ: Are Jane Oineza and ex-PBB housemate Kyle Secades an item?
18. Benjamin Alves and Julie Anne San Jose
Many are getting the kilig vibes with Benjamin and Julie Anne’s sweet gestures on and offcam.
READ: Julie Anne San Jose defends boyfriend Benjamin Alves
19. Ellen Adarna and Baste Duterte
Although nothing is certain between them as of the moment, speculations about Ellen’s rumored romance with the presidential son began when a photo of them kissing each other went viral. The star remained non-committal but she stresses that Baste is an “important” person in her life.
READ: Ellen Adarna says Baste Duterte is ‘important’ to her
20. Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano
Controversies have only made Jessy and Luis stronger as they’ve been battling them together for months now ever since photos of them hanging out together first made rounds. But the two maintain that they are still yet to become a couple.
READ: Luis Manzano on dating Jessy Mendiola: ‘Mukha naman akong tanga pag dineny ko pa yun’