This famous showbiz rivalry once had a bit of romance, too

Spoiler: One of them had a crush on the other.

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(SPOT.ph) Everyone loves a little rivalry-turned-romance story. It turns out one of the most famous and heated showbiz rivalries of our time had a bit of romance behind the scenes, too.

 

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Yes, Nora Aunor and Vilma Santos (sort of) went from reel to real, a la T-Bird at Ako. In an interview with Winnie Monsod on the show Bawal ang Pasaway, the Batangas Governor revealed that Nora had a little crush on her—even sending her flowers!

 

Vilma took it in stride, saying, "...Those were the days. Natural lang naman ‘yon. Ako rin noong bata, noong estudyante, nagkaka-crush din ako sa babae. Part of growing up."

 

 

Nora, meanwhile, was pretty open about her crush on her good friend. In an earlier interview with Boy Abunda, she candidly said, "Hindi ko naman ikinahihiya 'yon. Totoo 'yon. Mula kasi nung bata ako, idol ko talaga si mare. Talagang fan ako noon. Limang beses ko kung panoorin ang pelikula niya, 'yong Ging, Trudis Liit. Talagang tumatakas ako sa bahay noon. Crush ko [si Vilma]."

 

She confirmed sending flowers, saying, "Nakatira siya sa Hilton noong araw, lukaret ako eh. Bumili ako ng rosas tapos 7 o’clock nandoon ako sa lobby ng Hilton. Wala pa si mare. Dumating siya 4 o’clock. From seven hanggang four naghintay ako talaga para lang maibigay 'yung rosas. Pinaakyat naman ako, pero walang nangyari. Umuwi lang ako."

 

That's what we call dedication. 

 

Also read: 10 Unforgettable Pinoy Showbiz Rivalries

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