For Polo Ravales, Alessandra de Rossi is a Starbucks Coffee Frappucino; while to Alessandra, Polo is a refreshing glass of Coke. It's no surprise that when it comes to describing each other as drinks, both have chosen caffeine-loaded beverages. They both seem to be supplying each other with an incredible amount of energy and enthusiasm, which both don't seem to run out of.
They met in 2001 on the set of GMA 7's Biglang Sibol, Bayang Impasibol where Polo and Alessandra were put together as a love team. The rest, as they say, is history. No, it wasn't a love-at-first-sight, all-about-chemistry kind of thing, but rather, theirs is a story of friendship blossoming into romance. "Di kami nagpapansinan niyan, eh," Polo relates. "Minsan. .. konti lang. Nag-aasaran kami, ganun. "
Asked why, Alex was quick to answer, "Di ko siya type!" Polo counters, "Eh 'di ko rin siya type! Pero ewan, basta bigla na lang naging close kami. We go out, pinupuntahan niya ako sa taping. Tapos parang nadevelop. "A bet during a pool game allowed Polo to tell her how he eventually felt. "Niloko ko siya," said Polo. "Sabi kong ganun, O sige, pag nanalo ako sa bilyar, magiging tayo. Kapag hindi, kapag talo, hindi na. Ganun nagstart. " "Confident ako na mananalo ako," explains Alessandra. "Eh, natalo siya," continues Polo.
Wondering how they exactly ended up together? Apparently, just like any other guy in love, Polo took all chances and bared his soul to Alessandra or Alex. "Sabi niya, kung 'di man maging kami, sana makahanap siya ng katulad ko," shares Alex. "Pero wala siyang magagawa kasi nag-iisa lang ako. Dun ako parang, ang sweet naman nito!" So on December 14, 2001, both bid single life good bye and welcomed coupledom into their lives.
Alex's what-you-see-is what-you-get attitude has, just as always, stirred mixed reactions from people, and included in this list are people's reactions toward her and Polo at the onset their relationship. Apparently, in the beginning, a lot didn't exactly react positively towards their relationship. According to Polo, "Actually nung start, 'yung mga ibang tao, parang, 'di silang ganong sang-ayon sa relationship naming. I don't know. Parang akala nila bad girl siya kasi maingay, magulo, makulit, at mataray. "
But, fate, as they say, is not without its sense of irony, and while it initially appeared that Polo and Alex didn't exactly seem right for each other in the beginning, anyone who sees them together at present wouldn't picture either of them with anyone else.
High from the mere presence of each other, it's seeing couples like Alex and Polo that make people want to get into, if not appreciate, relationships. So if you think reel-life love teams give you the tingles, think again, and try real-life love for a change.