The “aldenrichards02” Instagram handle of Alden Richards, the Kapuso star who scaled even greater heights when he paired with Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernado, now has over 3 million followers.
The big rise in Alden’s IG followers is credited to his highly successful flick with Kathryn, “Hello, Love, Goodbye”,which is poised to become the highest grossing Filipino movie ever before it ends its worldwide cinema run.
Alden’s Twitter account @aldenrichards02, meanwhile, still has more social media trackers with over 5.4 million followers.
Still, Alden was so grateful with the new milestone reached by his IG handle, that he quipped “3M na tayo…I don’t love you.”
This is the iconic line of Alden’s character (Ethan) in the movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye.” The context of this line in the movie, of course, was the opposite. One of Ethan’s actual lines was: “Kaso gusto kita eh, so sorry, I don’t love you.” Before saying this, Ethan told Joy (Kathryn’s character) that when he doesn’t like a girl, he would already tell her “I love you”, to make her leave instantly.
Alden and Kathryn’s movie already exceeded the P800-million revenue mark before the August 24-26 long weekend in the Philippines (counting the August 26 holiday).
It now only trails “The Hows of Us” starring Kathryn and real-life boyfriend Daniel Padilla, which earned P915 million for its entire run, as the highest-grossing Philippine movie of all time.
With “Hello, Love, Goodbye” still being shown locally and internationally up to next month, it is now seen to become the first Filipino movie to hit the P1-billion mark in gross revenues.
Alden remains a contract star of GMA7, where he became a hit opposite Maine Mendoza for the “Eat Bulaga” pairing AlDub, which still has a cult following up to now. Alden’s next project with GMA7 is the primetime series “The Gift”, which is set to air in September.