If you’re having trouble reeling your crushes into your reality, let Maris Racal, Certified Prophet and Queen of Manifesting, show you the way.
Recently, social media has been abuzz with kilig over the 23-year-old actress-singer’s birthday greeting to former Rivermaya frontman Rico Blanco. To greet Blanco for this 48th birthday, Racal posted a stolen photo of the musician in black and white, as well as a video of the two singing along to Aqualung’s “Brighter Than Sunshine” while lounging on a couch and staring deep into each other’s eyes.
While Maris’ caption simply read, “hi rico. happy birthday” followed by a cowboy emoji, Rico’s reply was not as nonchalant:
The exchange was so sweet, even Maris’ celebrity followers teased the two, including Awra Briguela, Markus Peterson, Bianca Gonzalez, and director Antoinette Jadaone, who thought the two would kiss towards the end. To stir the pot further, Ruffa Gutierrez even wrote that “the cat is out of the bag,” insinuating that there has been something brewing between the two since way before.
Whether there really is some romance budding between the two singers, one thing’s for sure: it won’t be an accident. That’s because Maris has been looking forward to jamming with Rico since as early as 2014.
A series of tweets dug up by smitten netizens reveals that Maris has been obsessed with Rico’s solo music since before she made it big, and has been wanting to hear Rico’s music live, even sung to her.
[I won’t ever get tired of hearing Rico Blanco’s “Your Universe” <3 I love you RICO!!]
And then, in 2019 the two finally hit the studio and worked together to record a song.
From swooning over Rico’s music to singing beside him while swapping sweet stares, it took Maris a grand total of seven years. At this rate, she might as well be “the lucky one” that Rico’s “Your Universe” is talking about.
So, take it from Maris: don’t ever stop manifesting your crushes and dream partners into reality even if it takes years!
Here’s the official music video to Abot Langit, a song sung by Maris and written and composed by Rico. Surprise, Rico makes a cameo in the video too!