The most awaited first date of Yaya Dub and Alden Richards finally happened with Lalo Nidora’s approval.
The split-screen loveteam Yaya Dub and Alden Richards finally got their much awaited first date last Saturday, 19 September 2015. After two months of split-screen love story, they finally faced each other with the approval of Lola Nidora. Their first date was seen by millions of AlDub followers and thus reached the highest tweets in Twitter with 12 Million Tweets in just a day, twice their first record, which is 6.37 million for the Sep. 12 kidnapping episode.
The super couple is undeniably the phenomenal love team today both television and social media, from the longest running Philippine noontime variety show Eat Bulaga! They became top trending topics in both the Philippine and Worldwide trends in social media site Twitter. The two appeared on a 30-minute short soap opera parody, pegged as KalyeSerye created within the “Juan for All, All for Juan”‘s segment. The segment just proved to be a success resulting in a significant increase of viewership and popularity of the show and contributed to the careers of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub.
Th most awaited date was not that easy then. Yaya Dub and Alden Richards had to give the same answer on a set of two-word choices given by Lola Nidora, together with sisters, Lola Tinidora (Jose Manalo) and Lola Tidora (Paolo Ballesteros) in order to move on to the next phase. The last questions shaken AlDub fans when they were asked to choose now or forever and they both answered ‘forever’. After thrilling moment, they finally had their first date, however, Yaya Dub left her date early due to Lola Nidora’s medication and suddenly a sound of a car crash was heard. Speculations came up, as fans feared Yaya Dub involved in an accident.
The scene really captured everyone’s attention, the old one’s, teenagers and even the young one’s felt the ‘kilig’ moment. In statement of Malou Choa-Fagar, senior vice president and chief operations officer of Tape Inc., producer of “Eat Bulaga”, “The secret [of our success] is the love of the fans for AlDub. After all, Alden and Yaya Dub impart a positive message to their fans. It was just accidental that turned into something magical: a long-distance love affair, a fairy tale come true. It’s all about love.”
Eat Bulaga’s host Joey de Leon also expressed surprised as to segment reached millions of tweets. He said that he would be content if kalyeserye scored 8 million tweets, never expected at the end of the three-hour show tweets had reached 9 million and was expected to climb higher. The Filipinos based abroad also joined the online conversation, this resulted to highest tweets.
Alden Richards and Yaya Dub’s first date was actually not their first meet, though it was the first time Lola Nidora approved them to finally faced each other. On 5 September 2015, they saw each other for the first time at the Broadway Centrum after their performance in the Bulaga Pa More!, Dabarkads edition of Wildcard round. But by the time they are about to get closer, Lola Nidora played by Bayola blocked their paths by dropping a wall between them. The second time was on 12 September, they saw each other for the second time after DuhRizz portrayed by Bayola ordered the kidnappers to bring both of them in the parking lot of Broadway Centrum. They got even closer when Duhrizz let them drink coffee by sipping the same straw, blindfolded, and ended their happy moments short by ordering the Rogelios to take Alden away. IMAGE/INSTAGRAM