Zanjoe Marudo and Cristine Reyes of Martha Cecilia's Kristine recently graced a get together organized by their fans last October 24 in a restaurant in Quezon City.
Zantine Nation president, Joyce Ann Solario, said the party was made complete by the stars dubbed as the Prince of Passion and Jewel of Romance, the titles given to Zanjoe and Cristine.
She added fans of Zanjoe and Cristine outside the country and from different regions also helped in making the first grand eyeball of the Zantine fans possible. "Lumaki yung event as each fan group sent or volunteered a representative. Tulong-tulong. Meron kaming help from abroad and from the other regions," Joyce explained.
The fans believe Zantine has undeniable chemistry on-screen and even off-screen. "Ang cute kasi nila sa set. Nanood kami once ng taping and I think hindi lang sa teleserye lumalabas yung sweetness nila. Hindi put-on," said Vanessa Galera of Caloocan.
"Ang sarap nilang panoorin kasi parang hindi sila umaarte, e," Christian Delos Angeles added.
Zanjoe said he did not expect the overwhelming support that their fans showed. "Na-sorpresa talaga kami sa laki ng event na ginawa ng Zantine para sa amin ni AA [Cristine's nickname]. Matagal na yung huli kong ganong event, 'yung huli, e, noong pagkatapos pa ng PBB [Pinoy Big Brother]," said the hunk actor.
He said the best thing about their supporters is that they really follow Kristine every night.
"Sinuportahan nila kami hindi dahil may issue, sinuportahan nila kami dahil sa napapanood nila kami sa TV," he said. This could explain why their primetime program is still leading in the nationwide ratings game according to Kantar Media, even if it was moved to a later timeslot and even after a new show was launched against it.
This week on Martha Cecilia's Kristine, Don Leon Fortalejo (Lito Legaspi) will discover that Jaime (Zanjoe Marudo) is his son with Alicia De Silva (portrayed by Wendy Valdez in the past). How will the Fortalejo patriarch explain this to his granddaughter Jewel (Cristine Reyes)? Would she believe him after all his attempts to ruin Jewel's relationship with Jaime?
Viewers can also watch for a great event in Paso de Blas that will affect all of the characters' lives.
Martha Cecilia's Kristine airs Monday to Friday on ABS-CBN's Primetime Bida.