7 Pinoy sports power couples we adore
ABS-CBN Sports on Feb 14, 2019 07:19 AM
(L to R) Jan-Jan Jaboneta and Isa Molde, Kib Montalbo and Desiree Cheng, L.A. Revilla and Denden Lazaro are among Pinoy sports power couples we adore. (Photos from Molde, Montalbo, and Lazaro's Instagrams)
It's that special day of the year when love fills the air and gives people a chance to show their love for their special someone.
That rings especially true for your favorite sports stars who've somehow found love among their peers to forge a special bond with a fellow athlete.
Maintaining a relationship is hard enough, but these athletes manage to juggle their professional, personal, and romantic lives with grace.
In this list, we're celebrating hearts day by showing love to seven Pinoy sports power couples.
Alyssa Valdez & Kiefer Ravena
Arguably, the most popular sports couple of their generation, former Ateneo de Manila University King Eagle Kiefer Ravena and ex-Queen Eagle Alyssa Valdez are the equivalent of the country’s best teleserye loveteams.
Aside from their status as sports icons, what stands out for KiefLy is their undying support for one another.
Kim Kianna Dy & Marck Espejo
Kim Kianna Dy and Marck Espejo are living proof that the La Salle-Ateneo rivalry knows some boundaries.
KKD, a former DLSU Lady Spiker and once King Blue Eagle Espejo already developed a relationship during their UAAP days, and they're still going strong.
Both are UAAP champs. They're also both MVPs. What's not to love?
Desiree Cheng & Kib Montalbo
Des Cheng and Kib Montalbo both serve as the emotional backbone of their La Salle squads.
Cheng is playing her final year for the Lady Spikers, while Montalbo has already moved on from the men's basketball team.
Their passion on the court is perhaps second only to the way they got each other's backs.
Home is wherever I’m with you ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xpCe9Lf6Vg— Kib Montalbo (@kibmontalbo) December 8, 2018
Isa Molde & Jan-Jan Jaboneta
Here's a romance between an Iska and Isko.
Playing for UP and studying for the country has Isa Molde and Jan-Jan Jaboneta leaning on each other through thick and thin.
Molde was a common sight during Jaboneta and the Fighting Maroons' epic road to the UAAP season 81 men's basketball Finals last December, and Jan-Jan is sure to do the same for the Lady Maroons in the upcoming volleyball wars.
Denden Lazaro & LA Revilla
Another Ateneo-La Salle crossover, this time with former Lady Eagle Denden Lazaro and former Green Archer LA Revilla.
These two love birds are already engaged, and, well, it's been a sweet ride. Just peep our 2015 profile of these two as they talk about how they met, what they like (and dislike) about each other, and more.
Aby Marano & Robert Bolick
Aby Marano and Robert Bolick are both known for their intensity and competitive nature on the court, so it's no surprise they found their way to each other.
Their partnership is the literal defition of a power couple. Aby is a three-time UAAP champion, and Robert is also a three-time titlist in the NCAA.
Marano said it best in this Instagram post:
Aerieal Patnongon & June Mar Fajardo
Talk about a tall order.
San Miguel center June Mar Fajardo stands at 6'10", while his beau, volleybelle Aerieal Patnongon is at a shade over six feet.
What makes these two larger-than-life personas perfect for each other is their small, mundane interactions that's indicative of their close relationship.
Parang nakikita na din ni June Mar future anak namin. Bwahahaha char 😂 https://t.co/bhm0CdzZgr— Aerieal Patnongon (@iamaeriealituh) January 29, 2018