April 14, 2024

Sweet moves: 5 love-filled athlete couples we stan

Sweet moves: 5 love-filled athlete couples we stan
Art by Royce Nicdao

If all seems lost, if nothing in this world makes sense anymore, if everything you see is in black and white, we totally get it. The heart-wrenching demise of KathNiel will do that to you. But hey, life goes on, as they say.

As painful as it is, the only way to move on is to start moving on.

With that in mind, we listed down five inspiring sports couples that you could definitely turn to if you want to smile, live life with a positive outlook, and reinforce the idea that true love prevails no matter what.

Caveat: Yeng Guiao and Beau Belga of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters did not make the list.

KKDwight FTW!

Kim Kianna Dy, who’s got supermodel potential, is one of Philippine volleyball’s brightest stars. His beau Dwight Ramos, who’s got movie star looks, is one of Philippine basketball’s finest ballers right now. All signs say they’re a match made in heaven.

They’re in a long-distance relationship right now as KKD plays for the F2 Logistics Cargo Movers in the PVL, while St. Dwight is an Asian import for Levanga Hokkaido in Japan. The miles separating them, however, are clearly not enough to slow KKDwight down.

Boss D ?? Ibyang

The fanfare surrounding Deanna Wong of the Choco Mucho Flying Titans and F2 Logistics spiker Ivy Lacsina is right up there with the most adored love teams in showbiz. It’s easy to understand why once you see how cute they look together, and how funny they are on TikTok. 


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More importantly, Boss D and Ibyang are playing their best volleyball this season. The feisty setter has been integral to Choco Mucho’s semifinal berth in the PVL Second All-Filipino Conference, while Lacsina is emerging to be one of the best scorers in the league. Clearly, they’re good for each other’s hearts and games as well.

Romarold: Harold Alarcon & Roma Mae Doromal

UP and Ateneo, whether they admit it or not, have always been rivals. Academics, sports, isaw-eating contests, you name it, these neighboring schools will turn it into the proverbial Battle of Katipunan. Despite this, UP Fighting Maroons standout Harold Alarcon and Ateneo Blue Eagles libero Roma Mae Doromal found their way into each other’s arms.

Call them the Romeo and Juliet of Katipunan, if you will.

They’re a handsome couple who are doing pretty well in their respective careers. Alarcon is already a UAAP champ and Doromal has already represented the Philippines in the AVC Challenge Cup. Aside from being jocks, another thing they share is that they both came from Nazareth School-National University and it perhaps helped them find the perfect blend between maroon and blue.

Couple goals: Sara Eggesvik and Simen Lyngbo

When you see these two together, one word comes to mind. It’s the same word you use to describe perfect pairings such as beer and sisig, wine and cheese, or gin and lychee. That word is none other than “bagay.”

Filipinas’ gorgeous midfielder Sara Eggesvik has been an impactful player for the national team, showing out in huge international events like the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China. Her fellow Filipino-Norweigan booter in Simen Lyngbo, aside from being equally gorgeous, is starting to make a name for himself as a member of the Azkals. So, altogether now, boys and girls, “bagay!”

Seeing them side by side, you’ll understand why their relationship is Filipinas-approved.

VeeWise conquers all

Vee and Wise are superstar gamers who made it to the pinnacle of Esports by notching a ton of wins for Blacklist International. Conquering various big-time Mobile Legend tournaments together, this couple also earned the respect and admiration of fans and their peers. As for being boyfriends, any couple can look up to them, seeing how they continue to enjoy each other’s company.

It helps that they share the same passion. Even better, they help each other win. Perhaps that’s why their relationship is more intact than a Shopee item covered in 83 layers of bubble wrap.

See? There is hope after KathNiel!