Karylle, Dingdong and Marian

Whoa! More and more people are getting interested in the most controversial break up in 2008: the Karylle and Dingdong split up. But who is really telling the truth? Who is still hurting? Who initiated the split up? Who caused the split up? What caused the split up? What is reel and what is real?

Is it just coincidental when Karylle and Dingdong’s break up rumor spreaded at least three weeks before the playdate of “One True Love?” Could this be gimmick? Does the sensational love team need gimmick, by the way? No doubt, Marian and Dingdong’s love team is selling like hotcakes so there’s no need for an additional spice. My analysis: the break up is NO gimmick!

At the height of the Marimar fever, a reporter asked Dingdong if he knows where Karylle is at the moment. The actor simply said “I don’t know!” Of course, Marimar fans were delighted at the response! The actor seemed not to care about his real love in favor of his reel love! What a reply, isn’t it? My analysis: Karylle and Dingdong’s relationship was never been so good. It was just our perception. We were just taken for a ride.

I was one of the many showbiz kibitzers who rejoiced when Marian was chosen to play the role of Marimar. The girl got the talent, the body and the face to boot! Fans didn’t care whether she really had a secret boyfriend. (Now we knew she broke up with longtime boyfriend, Ervic.) Her chemistry with Dingdong is physically intense; both of them have Spanish features and it just gave them the advantage. Undoubtedly, Marian’s time has come. She’s now GMA-7’s “it girl” and I think the girl deserves it. But news of her becoming a swellhead disillusioned some of her fans (to the delight of pro-Angel fans!) Her verbal confrontation with a Zambales local during the taping of Dyesebel hurt her sweet image. After that, she was repackaged as a Caviteña fighter: walang makaaapi. The question is, is she really api? Prior to the break up rumor, Marian was quoted as saying “Hindi mahirap mahalin si Dong.” Pampakilig lang ba yan sa fans nyo, Marian? My analysis: yes, it was just a pampakilig to the fans. At that time, Marian probably was not yet aware of the seriousness and gravity of Karylle and Dingdong’s break up. Nakisawsaw para pakiligin ang fans, kumbaga. Little did she knew that that statement could put her in trouble. Notice that Marian was defensive now than when the rumor (break up) was just starting to spread. Nadamay lang itong babaeng ito. Nagpakilig pa kasi!

Karylle finds it hard to move on, instead, she calls it “moving forward.” The lady is still in pain. The lady is crying in silence. My analysis: it was Dingdong who initiated the break up. Notice how relaxed Dingdong is as compared to Karylle. It’s difficult to move on after the break up if it wasn’t you who initiated it. Karylle’s transfer to ABS-CBN could make or break her career. But does a bleeding heart care about the consequences of her decision? She could be ABS-CBN’s next big asset. The first thing that she should do once she starts reporting to ABS-CBN is to keep her silence about the break up. Talking about her ex who’s on the rival network is a big no-no. It could boomerang on her. So please, keep your silence, dear!

Dingdong’s sudden change of heart is not really sudden. As he said, their break up is a result of a long process. He didn’t elaborate more about the “long process.” Long process of what? My analysis: his sudden rise to fame shifted his priorities from settling down to maximizing his career. He’s now 27 or 28 and Karylle is probably asking him about their future plans. Yeah, there could be some slight professional rivalry or relationship insecurity on Karylle’s part and maybe, she’s not really bent on asking Dingdong to marry her next year but a change in either or both of a partner’s lifestyle and focus is REALLY a big factor in any committed relationship.


The Dingdong and Karylle Break-Up

This article from PEP made me sad. http://www.pep.ph/news/19720/Confirmed:-Dingdong-and-Karylle-breakup;-Denied:-Marian-as-third-party/1

I am a fan of Dingdong Dantes since his struggling years in showbiz. I was a teener when I hoped that he and Antoinette Taus would end up with each other. They were the hottest love team of their time with Polo Ravales and Sunshine Dizon and Kim Delos Santos and Dino Guevarra as contemporaries. Antoinette left the Philippines for her Holywood dream that never materialized that is why Dingdong was paired with Tanya Garcia who is now Mark Lapid’s common-law wife.

The Dingdong-Tanya loveteam did not sell well though they made a couple of teleserye for GMA. Dingdong was even paired with Judy Ann Santos in “Magkapatid.”

Newcomer Iza Calzado, who started as Sunshine Dizon’s villain in “Kung Mawawala Ka” was Dingdong’s next TV love team after Tanya though he was paired with Karylle in “Love to One.” Karylle was never identified to be Dingdong’s love team. It was during their Love to Love days when rumors spreaded about Antoinette and Dingdong’s break up. Antoinette chose to keep mum about it. From what I remember, Karylle wouldn’t even tell when she and Dingdong became an item. Could it be because she was the third party?

A Dingdong fan that I’ve always been, I accepted Karylle as Dingdong’s new love. I realized that she was a nice girl: pretty and educated. One thing that I’ve always noticed is Dingdong’s lack of sweetness towards her. It was like a one-sided relationship: Karylle was more in love with Dingdong than he was with her. Maybe he was not really showy of his emotions. He wasn’t sweet with love team Iza Calzado, too. He wouldn’t put on fake gestures just to win his fans’ heart.

But when Marian Rivera came to the picture as his newest love team, he was very sweet to her. Surely, the attraction was intense. Fans could see it. Who wouldn’t be attracted on Marian, anyway? She has an attitude, yes. But stars really have an attitude. She wasn’t loud when she was just starting, was she?

We couldn’t put the blame on Marian alone if it’s true that she’s the third party behind the break up. After all, even the prettiest of all women cannot break a relationship founded on TRUE love. Maybe what Dingdong and Karylle had was infatuation. Maybe Karylle was really more in love with Dingdong than he was with her.

The news saddened me. But who am I to get really involved? I am just Dingdong’s fan. No more and no less.