Why Kim Chiu, Paulo Avelino Don’t Want To Be Considered A Love Team

How do Kim and Paulo view the possibility of a real-life romance?

Paulo Avelino and Kim Chiu, collectively known as “KimPau,” are grateful to their fans who supported their partnership in “Linlang” and “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim?” 

However, the two actors admit they don’t want their partnership to be treated as a traditional love team.

They opened up about this in an interview with reporters at the ABS-CBN compound on May 24.

Paulo admits that he’s a little uncomfortable with the love team tag, saying that he prefers for KimPau to be called a tandem.

“To be honest, hindi. Kinuwento nga ng producers namin na hindi alam sa ibang bansa kung ano ang love team. I’d rather have it called a tandem or on-screen partner dahil ayoko yung stigma na nadidikit sa Pilipinas when it comes to love teams.”

Kim adds, “Kami naman, nasa tamang age na rin kung ano ang dapat namin gawin at kung ano ang magiging path namin sa showbiz.”

Kim and Paulo are currently promoting the free TV airing of “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim,” their series that first aired on Viu.

They are also starring in the primetime series “Linlang,” which is down to its last three weeks.

KimPau romance?

But just like any other on-screen partners, Kim and Paulo are not spared from fans who are wishing for a real-life romance between the two of them.

While Paulo understands the sentiment of their fans, he points out that Kim is just fresh from a heartbreak.

Paulo explains, “I get where they are coming from. Hinay-hinay lang. Kim just came from a relationship, so hayaan muna natin mag-enjoy yung mga tao and give them time to explore.”

He adds, “Let’s just allow people to enjoy their lives and give them time to explore a little more.”

Kim confirmed in December 2023 that she and her longtime partner Xian Lim had ended their relationship.

Echoing what Paulo said, Kim says about their fans, “Tama naman na enjoy na muna natin yung ngayon kung napapasaya naman namin sila. Thankful kami sa suporta nila, mag-trend sa mga episodes, so masaya kami na napapasaya namin sila.”

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Paulo then emphasizes that they appreciate all the love and support from fans.

 “Sila ang reason why we’re trending. We appreciate their tweets. They always discuss us on social media.”

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