After only three weeks on air, Martha Cecilia's Kristine has been consistently entering the top ten programs nationwide based on the overnight ratings of Kantar Media-TNS.
Credit can be given to its two love teams, Zanjoe Marudo and Cristine Reyes who play Jaime and Jewel, and Rafael Rosell and Denise Laurel who portray Marco and Emerald.
While Rafael and Denise or "Rafnise," as fans would call them, are known for their sizzling intimate scenes, Zanjoe and Cristine have created a following for their funny love-hate relationship as fake husband and wife.
Because of the success of both pairings, some people are insinuating that both love teams are competing with each other for exposure and fan support. But the stars themselves deny there is such an issue.
"We work hard for the bigger picture, pero in terms of inaaway namin ang isa't-isa, hindi ganon. One team lang naman kami," Rafael explained.
Denise added that each of them are given time to shine. "Walang damutan. Even Direk Rory says that every character will get a chance to shine with the twists and turns in the story."
Last week, viewers saw Emerald and Marco take the spotlight with their sensual show of love and affection that surely heated up the nights of viewers. Rafael said the scene, which showed only their silhouettes, was one of the most creative he has done in his career.
"It was more of a dance. It was just beautiful. It was very natural doing scenes with Denise," he said.
Denise, meanwhile, said she was quite nervous watching the scene after the take. She joked, "Inisip ko hindi na ako makakauwi sa amin."
While the most sensual on-screen sweethearts both maintained that they are keeping things professional between them, Prince of Passion Zanjoe and Jewel of Romance Cristine admitted to being in a deeper relationship than before.
After getting caught in a controversy in Twitter, the sexy loveteam partners have grown closer and more open with each other.
"Mas naging close kami. Kumbaga, may pinagdaanan na kami," Zanjoe revealed.
He added Cristine has promised to help him return to Twitter. "Babalik ako, 'yung mga nagfollow sa 'kin dati, follow niyo ako ulit," he said.
Aside from his Twitter comeback, fans of the show should watch for the major change in Zanjoe's character named Jaime.
Don't miss the exciting developments in the TV adaptation of Martha Cecilia's Kristine, from Monday to Friday, after Magkaribal on ABS-CBN.