We've loved their reel-to-real romance since 1999.
Exes Carlo Aquino and Angel Panganiban have been a staple in our real-life "'pag naging sila ulit, maniniwala na talaga ako sa forever" conversations with our fellow 90's babies ever since the world began. We've watched them grow, mostly apart, become showbiz legends, and fall in love with different people. And now, as they reunite in the Dan Villegas-helmed "Exes Baggage" which serves as the debut offering of Black Sheep, a new production outfit under ABS-CBN Films, we're watching in rapt attention as they (perhaps) begin to fall back in love with each other.
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All the talk of whether CarGel will once again be a real-life couple has been reignited to a fever pitch-like obsession for most of us. So why not trace their romantic relationship from when it first began to where they stand now? Kasi 'di ba? Parang kailangan na natin 'to, so here it is:
THE FIRST TRY:
CarGel was first formed in 1999 when the teen series "G-mik" went live on television. Their mala-Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla love team was a hit on-screen, and somewhere between acting it out for their roles, they fell in love. Mind you, sobrang babata pa nila when they first started. Perhaps, that was the reason why they broke up that first try.
“Naging kami tapos naghiwalay kami, taon din ‘yun," Angelica recently revealed at the "Exes Baggage" Digital Media Launch last September 4.
THE SECOND TRY:
It is still unclear whether the duration of their years-long first breakup is included in the six years they dated each other. But yes, apparently, they broke up in the middle of their relationship before getting back together.
Angelica explained, "Ganyan ‘yung ginawa niya sa akin, 'yung nagpa-cute ulit, tapos ito na naman ako, tuwang-tuwa ako. Ayun na-fall ako, naging kami ulit."
Their second try was perhaps more heartbreaking than their first because when the inevitable split came, it was because Carlo wasn't quite "sure" about Angelica anymore. The actress told members of the press, "Dalawang beses naging kami. 'Yung pangalawang beses, hindi na siya sure. Hindi na niya alam kung 'yun 'yung gusto niya."
However, Angelica's reputation for being a fighter didn't just come from nowhere, after all. She tried hard to keep their relationship going.
She reveaeld, "Laging ako ['yung lumalaban]. Pero siyempre hindi naman laging siya ‘yung mali. Ano kaya ‘yun, hindi ako nagkamali? Ano ako, Mama Mary? Perfect? Siyempre, may mga nagawa rin ako, may mga pinagselosan din siya. Siyempre, bata kami noon! Nakaka-excite 'pag may nanligaw sa'yo, 'pag may nagandahan sa’yong iba. Ganoon lang siguro ‘yun, bata pa kami noon.”
THE (SANA MANGYARI, SANA LORD) THIRD TRY:
Carlo has denied that he's once again "courting" his ex-girlfriend, but he has given her the label of "the best ex-girlfriend ever". He told MJ Felipe for "TV Patrol" aired last September 7, "Para alagaan niya ako ng ganito bilang kaibigan niya, siya talaga [ang best ex ko]."
But in spite of their "hindi pa ata mangyayari 'to soon" status, our CarGel hearts can delight on quotes like this from Carlo: "Dinadalaw-dalaw ko siya sa taping, pinupuntahan ko siya sa [set]. Ewan ko kung [bakit ko ginagawa], gusto ko lang siyang alagaan siguro. Ang sarap [niya] kayang alagaan!"
So what do you think, guys? Magiging sila kaya ulit? We're betting on yes. Tell us in the comments section down below!
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