The names Maris Racal and Rico Blanco may be trending separately, but the reason they are is that people seem to think they’re… together.

No kidding. The former PBB alumna and the Rivermaya frontman have become the talk of the town after the former posted on Instagram a sweet birthday greeting that immediately sent fans into a frenzy.

The said IG post is a black-and-white photo of Rico Blanco and a short clip of the two singing sweetly together. In the caption, Maris wrote, “hi rico. happy birthday.” The celebrant, in turn, replied with, “hahaha love youu!!!” that ends with 3 flamingo emojis.

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Kicking off with a stare from one another that would end in a smile, the duet video sees Rico Blanco playing the guitar while the two of them sing, their voices blending in perfect harmony. With apparent chemistry between the two singers in the video, fans have begun assuming that something is going on.

Kinilig ako dun sa maris at rico blanco. Parang bagay <3 Bigla akong napapakanta ng You’ll Be Safe Here,” said one Twitter user. Another one couldn’t contain his/her excitement and posted, “WOIIII MY PINOY CRUSHIE SINGER RICO BLANCO AND MY GIRL CELEBRITY CRUSH MARIS RACAAALLL?!!! OMGGGGGGGG THE CHEMISTRYYYYYY. ONE BIG SANA ALL

Even their friends in the industry joined the commotion. Director Antoinette Jadaone said she expected a kiss at the end, while Jane Oineza, Marco Gumabao, and Maja Salvador all commented with the heart emoji.

The two worked together in 2019 for a song called “Abot Langit.”

As of this writing, neither of the two has responded to the rumors.

Related: Here are all the songs included in ‘Rico Blanco Songbook’ album

Do you think Maris and Rico are together? Or they’re just about to launch new music, like some unconvinced fans would say? Tell us in the comments below!

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