Reel and real-life couple Ronnie Alonte and Loisa Andalio admitted that sharing their relationship status with the public was their way of making things clear for their fans. They wanted their love team to be known as a “genuine pair.”
At the recent press screening of Love in 40 Days, which was also attended by their fans and supporters, the couple, otherwise known as LoiNie, said that they can’t act sweet and romantic in public and tell people that they’re just friends.
“It’s hard to explain our sweetness if we’re not really in a relationship. So, we decided to tell people that we’re a couple in real life,” LoiNie explained, alluding to their decision in December 2018 to put an end to speculations about their relationship status.
Such sweetness will be seen in the hauntingly cute series Love in 40 Days, which premieres on May 28 on iWantTFC and on May 30 at 10:00 p.m. on Kapamilya Channel, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live, and TV5.
The real-life couple shared that they felt pressured in doing the project, which is their first series together as the lead stars.
In the story, Loisa plays the role of Jane, a hardworking and competitive insurance agent who makes up for her father’s (William Lorenzo) shortcomings by providing for her family while taking care of her younger brother Monmon (Josh De Guzman).
Everything seems to be going well in Jane’s life, when a sudden twist of fate occurs – a fatal car accident that ends her life. Jane becomes a ghost and ends up in the Evergreen Mansion, a transitory place in the afterlife where souls can settle their grudges and unfinished business within 40 days before they can cross over to heaven.
This is where Jane meets Edward (Ronnie), whose third eye was opened due to an accident. Edward is a charming band member and son of a business tycoon who owns and operates the biggest funeral homes in the country.
As Jane begins to accept her fate, her plans are ruined by Edward, who makes it his goal to expel all the ghosts in the mansion in order to open his dream resto-bar, which goes against the wishes of his parents Robert and Andrea (Bart Guingona and Mylene Dizon).
However, Jane refuses to let Edward succeed as she does everything in her power to befriend and convince him not to demolish the mansion. In her pursuit, Jane and Edward begin to develop feelings for each other, which will only further complicate their situation when he finds out that Jane is a ghost all along.
Directed by Manny Palo and Jojo Saguin, Love in 40 Days also stars Leo Martinez, Lotlot de Leon, Janice de Belen, Ana Abad Santos, Ahron Villena, Maria Isabel Lopez, Renshi De Guzman, Trina Legaspi, Raven Molina, Chie Filomeno, Benedix Ramos, Vaughn Piczon, Kobie Brown, Andi Abaya, and Zabel Lamberth.