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TIMELINE: Maris Racal and Rico Blanco’s ‘very obvious’ relationship

By SAAB LARIOSA Published Jun 01, 2021 3:15 pm

Two months after rumors circulated around showbiz pairing Maris Racal and Rico Blanco, the pair has finally announced that they are indeed in a relationship. But did you know that their ties have actually been years in the making?

23-year old Maris first broke the news during a press conference promoting her upcoming episodes for ABS-CBN's longtime show Maalaala Mo Kaya.

"Masaya naman po,” Maris shared. "Kami po ni Rico. I think basing po sa post na ginawa ko po, I think it's very obvious.”

With a 25-year age gap between them, we take a look into the timeline of the industry's newest couple.

2018

Maris hasn't been one to shy away from her admiration for the Rivermaya singer, as she's been a longtime fan with so-called “manifestation” tweets going as far back as 2018 after her Pinoy Big Brother run.

Maris' tweets finally came into fruition when the two met up and first worked together on Maris' 2019 single Abot Langit. 

Contrary to popular belief, this was actually the first time that Rico himself appeared on Maris' social media, as they both posted teasers to the song.

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2021

Fast forward two years later and the pair sparked rumors when Maris posted a message for Rico on his 48th birthday. The first photo showed a black & white photo of Rico in an undisclosed location, while a second video featured the two singing along to the 2003 Aqualung song Brighter than Sunshine.

“hi rico. happy birthday,” Maris had captioned along with a cowboy emoji.

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The two have since been coy about their status, though numerous netizens noted that Rico commented a very telling “Hahaha love you!!!" on Maris' birthday post.

For their future plans, Maris shared that the two singers are busy making music and enjoying their time together.

“Right now, we are very excited and busy din. We are preparing such beautiful music together. Kaya abangan nila 'yon soon,” she said.

Photos from Maris Racal's Instagram account