For Teen Vogue, Jadine is the epitome of a perfect love team.
Teen Vogue released its feature story about the popular reel-turned-real love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre on August 1. In their article, they described how love teams work and how the idea of love is being portrayed in the Philippine entertainment scene.
“In the Philippines, fans aren’t squealing over boy bands or just any celebrity; they’re obsessed with this concept in entertainment that is unique to the country’s outlook on romance,” Teen Vogue said.
In short, love teams do everything together and it emphasizes the importance of monogamy.
They used James and Nadine’s story as an example. It took them two years of working together before they fell in love with each other.
“The first time we got paired together was for his music video,” Nadine shared.
"She was the girl I picked, it was just instinct,” James added.
“After that music video, nothing really happened…[until] our first movie,” Nadine said. Their first movie was Diary ng Panget and fans started calling them “Jadine.”
They’ve always been vocal with the public that they were just friends and what separated them from other love teams was they were transparent. They were honest that there was nothing going on until they admitted last February that they are officially an item.
“We never pretended to be together or lied to the fans. We were just friends, but they didn’t think so… When you’re in a love team, you have to work together,” James said.
“People hated seeing you with someone else. When they did, fans started talking. There was a lot of drama,” Nadine added.
In the end, Filipinos are real shippers of the usual romanticism. They never turn off their imagination when it comes to love.
"[Filipinos] are some of the most romantic people. They can take cheesy all day and no one says anything bad about it,” James said.