McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson first got close after spending time together inside the Pinoy Big Brother house in 2016 and became known as the love team “McLisse” shortly after the season ended. Their reel-to-real life romance came to an end in mid-2018 when the couple decided to part ways.
Rumors of a rekindled romance started late last year when the couple posted photos of themselves on a date even though they kept mum on their current status. McCoy then confirmed their relationship with PUSH in an interview last June.
McCoy says of their rekindled romance, “Nagkita kami sa isang lugar na kami lang. Nag-catch-up kami. Masaya lang nung time na yon kasi nakwento namin yung mga achievements namin. Yung mga na-invest namin, 'Uy, eto meron kaming ganito.’ Ayun, kwentuhan lang. Tapos dire-diretso na.”
In her Instagram post last July 27, Elisse shared photo of a beach trip with the McCoy which also coincided with their anniversary as a couple. The photos show them enjoying quiet time at the beach. Elisse wrote a simple but sweet caption, “anywhere with you.”
Even during their time apart, McCoy has always been vocal about how his feelings for Elisse have not changed even after their breakup in 2018. He described their new relationship as more mature.
In a previous interview with PUSH he shared, “Hindi naman nagbago. Maganda pa rin si Elisse talaga noon. Lalong gumanda. Kaya, siguro nasasabi ko hindi sa ganda, nung ano nga, nag-mature rin siya. Nung nagkita kami, iba siya talaga.”
McCoy will be playing Metro Manila Mayor Isko Moreno during his teenage years for te upcoming film called Yorme.