AlDub may have big things in the future, with a viral wedding video possibly revealing a big spoiler for the wildly popular love story of Alden and Yaya Dub.
Fans in the Philippines — and across the world — have watched as the two unlikely lovers met and faced countless obstacles. The drama played out on the noontime show Eat Bulaga, with fans following the characters played by Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza.
Now a new video showing an AlDub wedding has sent fans into a frenzy and possibly predicts what comes next for Alden and Yaya Dub. The video was posted by TNT this week, the last in a series of endorsements that showed each of them separately. The final one showed Alden and Yaya Dub together preparing for a wedding, which the Standard noted turned out to be their own.
The video showed Alden and Yaya Dub uploading real-time photos and updates on social media, which are free on top TNT promos. The updates continue to build anticipation until finally Alden and Yaya Dub are together at the wedding venue.
But the viral video also teased fans a bit. Throughout the AlDub drama, there has been plenty of tension around when Alden and Yaya Dub can actually come into contact. They have met in person only briefly, rarely embraced and have kissed even more rarely.
At the end of the wedding video, it appears that the two are going in for a kiss again but Yaya playfully rebuffs Alden by shoving a bouquet of flowers in his face.
The AlDub wedding video has been a huge hit, reaching close to 1 million views.
Naturally, TNT milked the popular moment to do a bit of marketing.
“Like Alden and Maine, TNT subscribers can now make their interactions a lot more fun and creative through Facebook, Twitter and Viber – which now come FREE with select TNT promos,” said Evelyn Jimenez, Prepaid Category Marketing head.”Aside from this treat, TNT subscribers can also conveniently extend their favorite TNT promos for up to 365x for only P5 per day. These are among the many ways TNT is able to bring panalo moments to subscribers, who now have more ways to keep in touch with their ka-tropas especially this season.”
The AlDub wedding video may be more than just a clever marketing ploy. With the series drawing out the love story between Alden and Yaya as much as possible, it could represent a bit of foreshadowing as to where the two will eventually end up.
Even since the early days of AlDub this summer, critics wondered just how long Eat Bulaga would be able to keep the attention of fans with the near-misses and obstacles for the two. But the show’s huge ratings and very dedicated fans, it seems that the two have become a permanent fixture of the noontime television world.
So clips like the TNT video may play an important role for fans, giving a glimpse of where the two will eventually be headed.
Eat Bulaga director Joey Reyes said the incredible chemistry between Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza also gives AlDub staying power.
“They’re very good friends. The thing is, they have chemistry, which some other love teams—regardless of marketing—cannot achieve,” Reyes told Inquirer.
While it’s never clear where AlDub will head next, the wedding video shows that fans are willing to do whatever it takes to see Alden and Yaya Dub together in the end — even if means watching a three-minute-long telephone commercial to see it.
[Image via Facebook/TNT]