Angelu de Leon and Bobby Andrews became a love team in the '90s beginning in the youth-oriented series TGIS in 1995.
Their pairing was such a huge success that it led their fans to assume they were romantically involved with each other.
However, in a PEPTalk episode in 2015 where Angelu and Bobby recalled to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) their TGIS days, both said they never became an item outside of their love team.
And during their guest appearance in the "Bawal Judgmental" segment of Eat Bulaga! last February, they reiterated there never was anything romantic that existed between them.
However, both Angelu and Bobby did say they had gone out on a date once.
During her solo PEP Live session on June 9, 2020, Angelu revealed, "Hindi ko alam kung nasabi ko na ito, pero nag-date kami one time ni Bob sa Alanis Morissette na concert."
This was her answer when PEP.ph asked Angelu if she had ever dated a co-star.
Actually, she first revealed her date with Andrew during their PEP Live session in 2015.
The question back then was: "Kung niligawan ka ba ni Bobby, sasagutin mo siya?"
Angelu exclaimed, "Oo naman! Siguro naman."
She then explained, "Kasi nanood nga kami ng concert, hulaan mo anong concert, Alanis Morissette!
"Parang kami talaga, 'Ah, talagang Alanis Morissette ang papanoorin natin?'
"'Tapos siya talagang, 'I have no clue who this girl is,' habang ako naman, party-party!"
Back then, Angelu had said it was a good thing their friendship did not progress to the next level and a formal courtship never happened.
She told PEP.ph, "I guess nga, kung ipinilit namin, we would have destroyed what we have now.
"Kasi, at that time, talagang we saw each other as a confidante, wala lang talagang label."
Angelu added a caution to the young people today, "Kasi nga it ruins everything, which I guess kids nowadays have to realize.
"Na hindi porke't masaya kayo bilang mag-friend, i-next level niyo na."
WHY IT MIGHT BE THEM NEVER HAPPENED
In TGIS, Angelu played Peachy while Bobby played Wacks, the two characters who started as friends until they fell in love with each other.
Their fans wished would that it were true in real life of their favorite love team, but it was never meant to be.
During her PEP Live interview last June, Angelu remarked, "Nakakatuwa na may mga kinikilig pa rin.
"Kinikilig pa rin sila and I guess we left a good mark and it's good to know."
She was also asked why she got emotional when she and Bobby performed a duet of "It Might Be You" as guests in the "Bawal Judgmental" episode of Eat Bulaga! last February.
Note that the Stephen Bishop song "It Might Be You" was the theme song of Angelu and Bobby's love team in TGIS.
Responding, Angelu seemed at a loss for word at first, "Hindi siguro kasi.. I guess you know kasi..."
Recovering her composure, she finally said, "I mean, hands down, kapag naririnig ko iyong kanta na iyon, siya talaga iyong pumapasok sa isip ko, it's a Bobby-Angelu song.
"I don't know if I can claim it like that. Pero parang iyon talaga iyong... I guess nakakatuwa lang isipin na after all these years, we're still friends, we're still okay.
"Siyempre, siguro, may flashback, pero wala namang what ifs, it's just more that we're grateful that we sustained our friendship in spite of everything we've gone through.
Angelu is married to Wowie Rivera, while Bobby is married to Bienne Co.
ANGELU-BOBBY ASARAN DAYS
The other revelation that Angelu shared during her PEP Live guest appearance was quite a confession, "Bully ho ako. Nagbabago ho ako, tina-try ko hong magbago."
And during their TGIS days, the victim of her bullying was often Bobby.
Angelu told PEP.ph it would happen every time she got annoyed with Bobby for whatever reason.
She said, "Kapag naiinis ako sa kanya, kapag naiinis ako nang, sometimes, it's personal, sometimes, it's wala lang, work ganyan... ako lang naman ang gumagawa.
"Kasi naman Bob talaga is really a gentleman, and hindi naman talaga siya mapagpatol sa batang katulad ko. Hindi.
"He's very professional naman so... most of the time, it's personal! Haha!"
Angelu went on to cite a specific instance when she and Bobby got on each other's nerves.
She continued, "Kasi ang alam ko, ayaw niya ng gulay, okay... may mga scenes, tulad ng date scenes, ganyan, 'tapos inis ako sa kanya.
"Ang gagawin ko, susubuan ko siya ng salad habang nagro-roll yung camera!
"Bilang professional nga siya, kakainin niya at talagang pilit niyang lulunukin or talagang tinatagalan niya para lang ma-i-cut ni Direk at mailuwa niya siguro!
"Talagang, siguro, in his head na lang, minumura niya na lang ako!"
Angelu also recalled an incident on the set of their 1997 movie Wala Na Bang Pag-Ibig when she got too "creative" with her bullying antics against Bobby.
Laughing, she said, "Dahil creative din ako at kung walang gulay involved sa set, iyong picnic scene... sa Caliraya [Quezon].
"Hindi ko alam kung bakit ako nabuwisit sa kanya, 'tapos iyon pa iyong kukunan, parang montage na talagang dapat getting to know, in love na in love, sweet na sweet.
"Siyempre, ang nasa picnic basket di ba, prutas? Corny, kumakain siya niyan! Prutas, popcorn, juice.
"Ang ginawa ko, kumuha ako ng damo. Wala namang, promise, wala namang lupa-lupa!
"Pinipilit kong ipakain sa kanya. I think talagang parang iyong itsura niya, talagang pinanlalakihan niya ako ng mata!
"Siguro pag mga slow mo, puwede niyong makita, pag pinanlalakihan niya ako ng mata sa shooting!"
ANGELU AND BOBBY, UNSCRIPTED
A PEPster, however, remarked during the PEP Live session that the real-life "asaran" between Angelu and Bobby was not obvious in their sweet scenes in TGIS and in their movies.
Angelu responded, "Talaga ba? Uy, hindi alam niyo feeling niyo lang siguro kasi ganun lang talaga yung relationship ni Peachy at ni Wacks.
"That's the thing with me and Bob, there are moments that what we do on set are not scripted.
"Wala lang, parang because nga we have so much respect for each other, we know each other.
"Talaga namang alam ko kung hanggang saan iyong sagad niya at hindi ko rin iyon gagawin, not to the point of disrespecting him bilang tao at bilang actor or colleague.
"Kaya siguro hindi siya halata kasi nga wala, it was spur of the moment.
"Hindi naman ho ako masamang tao na pinaplano ko today anong gagawin ko sa kanya, hindi siya ganun.
"Parang kunyari, may eksena, 'tapos meron akong bigla lang siguro akong tinopak o mainit ang ulo ko, at saka ko gagawin.
"Pero sa kanya, he really takes it because iyon nga, hindi ko naman sinasagad."