Anthony Jennings speaks up on ‘sapawan’ issue with Can’t Buy Me Love co-stars DonBelle


“Wala kaming ganun na mabigat ang pakiramdam sa isa’t isa. Wala kaming ganun na mabigat na feelings.”

This was actor Anthony Jennings’ response to his trending love team with Maris Racal being rivaled to Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano’s pairing in Can’t Buy Me Love.

The Kapamilya romantic series recently made headlines after collectively garnering 500 million views on social media platforms including, TikTok, Facebook, and X, according to a report by Pilipino Star Ngayon.

This was made possible by the performances and chemistry of its hottest love teams, Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano’s “DonBelle”, and the newest trending pairing formed by Anthony Jennings and Maris Racal, fondly known as “SnoRene”.

On the other hand, the success was also met with negative reactions as some fans and netizens noted the “excessive” screentime of Snorene affecting DonBelle’s, who is known as the main couple in the show.

In an exclusive mediacon on Wednesday, February 7, and other entertainment press were able to interview Anthony about the issue.

“Hindi ko naman binabasa lahat [ng comments]. Para sa akin kasi, focus ka sa craft at ginagawa mo,” Anthony addressed social media reactions.

He continued, “May mga naririnig ako at nagsabi sa akin ng ganun nga, [pero] para sa akin, sinasabi ko rin kina [Donny at Belle] na, ‘Huwag niyong pansinin yun. Magkakaibigan lang tayo dito.’ At wala namang sapawan sa amin.”

“Kami, mahal namin ang isa’t isa. Wala kaming ganun na mabigat ang pakiramdam sa isa’t isa. Wala kaming ganun na mabigat na feelings,” Jennings shared on his relationship with his co-stars.

He also noted that he and the other cast members maintain a good working relationship to be able to pull off each scenes in Can’t Buy Me Love.

“Ganu’n naman dapat talaga eh, kailangan magtulungan kayo doon e. Alam mo, sa isang project hindi puwedeng isa lang ang gumagawa, kailangan nagtutulungan kayo,” explained Anthony.

“Paano mo mabubuo ang istorya kung kayo lang, kailangan may mga connections. Ganun naman talaga eh, hindi mo naman talaga ma-please ang maraming tao,”

Anthony also shared his insights on his well-liked chemistry with Maris, saying, “Sa amin kasi, nagpi-fit kasi yung character namin sa amin sa personality naming dalawa.”

“Siguro mas nag-work ‘yung totoo ka, ‘yung hindi ka nagpapakita ng wall, parang ang saya sa amin, may freedom kami kung ano gagawin namin and nagwo-work siya e, hindi mabigat sa amin,” he added.

Meanwhile, Anthony and Maris recently starred in their first-ever music video together for their co-star Darren Espanto’s latest song, Iyo.

Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca
Patricia Dela Roca is a content producer with nerdy tendencies. She tends to lose herself in writing, films, fictional novels, video games, and in her Kpop bias' eyes.