MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) “We are stars that fell from glittering skies, to find each other here,” writes best-selling poet Lang Leav, granting Maine Mendoza’s long-standing wish, in a poem titled "Stars in Love." What better time to give this super special present than Valentine’s Day?
In the poem, Lang writes about the popular #AlDub tandem, as if they have been destined to be together "before light was measured in years."
Hello to my friends in the Philippines. Maine Mendoza asked me if I could write a poem for AlDub so I did. ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! xo Lang Posted by Lang Leav on Saturday, 13 February 2016
A long-time fan of Lang, Maine Mendoza, known by her role as Yaya Dub in Eat Bulaga’s popular kalyeserye, was elated to find a poem dedicated to #AlDub among her Valentine’s Day gifts.
Omg this means a lot to me, thank you very much! Happy Valentines to you and @MichaelFaudet! ❤️ https://t.co/1GZg5OqN1x — Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) February 14, 2016
Lang Leav is a writer based in Australia who has amassed a following for her poetry – with bestselling books such as Love & Misadventure and Lullabies and Memories.
Hope you like it @mainedcm ❤️ Happy Valentine’s Day! #ALDUBisLove #ALDUBHappyValentines pic.twitter.com/Fx7AzkVPiZ — Lang Leav (@langleav) February 14, 2016
Maine posted a photo of Lang Leav’s bestselling book Love & Misadventure given to her as a present more than two years ago.
Finally!!!! Thank you so much, @paragaspat!! A photo posted by Maine Mendoza (@mainedcm) on Nov 14, 2013 at 9:39pm PST
Earlier, Lang hinted about the poem on Twitter:
I might write a piece for #ALDUBisLove if @mainedcm asked me ☺️ I think they are so cute together! https://t.co/E1KmUxmfi7 — Lang Leav (@langleav) February 12, 2016
Aldub is a portmanteau coined after Yaya Dub's (Maine Mendoza) tandem with Alden Richards on the long-running noontime show Eat Bulaga. The so-called kalyeserye, which airs on the program segment Juan for All, All for Juan, has broken the Internet – even pulling in a record of 41 million tweets in a sold-out live event, #AlDubEBTamangPanahon. – Rappler.com