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MANILA, Philippines – Reel-to-real life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre has been featured on Teen Vogue, a US-based magazine.
In the online article, "James Reid and Nadine Lustre are the Filipino Love Team You Need to Know" written by Isis Briones, the two shared details about how their love team began and how they fell in love.
The writer also discussed the topic of love teams in the Philippines, which she described as something that "completely elevates the portrayal of love in movies, TV, music, and books in a way that westerners don’t even think about."
Nadine narrated that they first met when they worked on one of James' music video.
"The first time we got paired together was for his music video," she said, as James added, "She was the girl I picked, it was just instinct."
“After that music video, nothing really happened… [until] our first movie," James referred to the hit movie Diary ng Panget.
"That’s when the JaDine love team started, the fans made the name."
Both also said that in the beginning, being paired as a tandem was just a job: "We never pretended to be together or lied to the fans. We were just friends, but they didn’t think so."
"When you’re in a love team, you have to work together,” James said, as Nadine explained: "People hated seeing you with someone else. When they did, fans started talking. There was a lot of drama.”
She later added: "If you’re in a love team, you get all of the projects together. You’re a package deal."
Last February, they finally confirmed they have become a real-life couple. James admitted to Teen Vogue that it "was a good decision and a weight off our shoulders."
After the success of their JaDine in Love World Tour, the two also launched a book called Team Real and are currently taping their latest soap Till I Met You, which is yet to have a definite air date. – Rappler.com