After admitting that they are indeed “exclusively dating,” Maine Mendoza and Arjo Atayde were recently spotted together in Rockwell. The two were captured by AlDub fan @shngrrng, who shared a photo of them during their “mall date” and her thoughts on ArMaine’s dating news.
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She wrote on Instagram, “To MaiChard fans: I used to be a silent fan since 2015. With everything that has been happening right now, I know some of you [are] really having a hard time whether to give up or stay [in the fandom.]”
She added, “I was just watching MaiChard videos last night, and funny how fate happens to play with me. I saw M[aine] and the guy, [Arjo Atayde.] Nothing too sweet and everything was casual. But you would sense that there is really something between them. I know it is really really hard for the fandom to accept but this is reality, and sometimes life doesn’t work the way we want it to be… (and it’s sucks, I know.) Sometimes there are things in life that we can’t control from happening. But in career, love, and personal choices are the things that ONLY THEM [Alden and Maine] can control. I am not posting this to hurt anyone nor to give satisfaction to those fans of M[aine] and the guy, [Arjo.] I am here to stand as an example to everyone that even in the midst of hurting, we could still find the courage to give RESPECT to someone’s life. Like what Alden always says, RESPECT. RESPECT. RESPECT.”
Other AlDub fans also posted their own opinions regarding the recent dating news on Twitter. Some hope for Maine’s happiness.
Dear Arjo Atayde, please read my letter to you. Please be careful with Maine Mendoza’s heart. I can feel you have her heart now. Also, pls dont challenge the fans. There are fans who have mental problems & might hurt you & Maine. Guard yourselves! God bless u & Maine! Chill lang! pic.twitter.com/9szQ2m3U8d
— showbiz_news (@entertain29) January 22, 2019
Arjo Atayde admitted that he and Maine Mendoza are “exclusively dating”.
Goodbye Aldub, Hello ArDub!
— R (@rearevalo27) January 22, 2019
Respect their right to live as they want & love who their hearts choose. Audiences must mature w/ their idols & learn to separate screen from real life.Celebrate true love! #aldub #arjolovesmaine
Maine Mendoza, Arjo Atayde spotted https://t.co/e2PTg32LlF via @Pepalerts
— Frankly Brutal (@candidandhonest) January 30, 2019
— Soc Jimenez (@socbjimenez) January 29, 2019
However this budding romance goes in the future, whether you end up together or not, at least today, I am grateful you stood up for @mainedcm and made it clear to the world what she means to you right now. @AtaydeArjo
— chill grandi (@grandiana1) January 22, 2019
While others still can’t believe that Maine is dating her current beau. As written by Instagram user @gladys_travel_fun via @shngrrng Instagram post, “Funny how a picture that shows a girl so uninterested and a guy who is looking sadly at a girl can be interpreted as a romantic date. Your interpretation is not objective but subjective. This is not an ADN [AlDub Nation] reaction. Show this picture to anyone who do not know them and they will say the same thing. Now, show me a picture of them gazing at each other and smiling with their eyes then I will believe everything this person says. Until then that is my opinion.”
What do you guys think? Is it time to welcome ArMaine, or is AlDub still your main fandom?