If you ever wonder why the Kathniel love team and their fandom continues to be at the top of the ball game, we only have one guaranteed answer – that is their genuine and sincere love and care for each other. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla have just recently confirmed their real-life relationship, which surprisingly, has been going on for seven years now. But it seems that the two are still at what they call the honeymoon stage, because they still cannot stand being away from each other.
Of all the love teams that currently headline the local showbiz scene, it can be said that Kathniel is the most senior. The two had been paired since 2010. Their first project was the Sunday teen-oriented show Growing up. Although it was considered an unlikely pairing because Kathryn was first paired with Albie Casino who got involved in a big mess and was let go, the two proved that there is no such thing as coincidence, when they had the full support of the people. In a short span of time, Kathniel fandom has been formed and solidified.
Before Kathniel, Daniel was a no-name. Despite his celebrity ancestry, he was far from the limelight. On the other hand, Kathryn has already been in show business since she was a little child. She was part of the first batch of Goin Bulilit and she always had been one of ABS CBN’s favorite child stars, however, prior to the loveteam, she was a stand-alone and also got majority of supporting roles.
Their love team has been and continues to be monumental in the local showbiz scene. Projects after projects continue to hit the heartstrings of their fans and the general populace. We saw them evolve from teeny bopper roles in Must Be Love to a more serious and mature ones, such as in Barcelona: A Love Untold, where they first had their onscreen kiss. A testament to their staying power is the box office gross of their latest film, The Hows Of Us, which garnered 800 million pesos. It is now considered the highest grossing film in the history of Philippine cinema. It also catapulted the love team into being tagged as phenomenal superstars.
Despite the glamor and all the issues that comes with being in showbiz, they still don’t forget to take care of each other. As a matter of fact, Daniel surprised Kathryn who was shooting in Ormoc since October 18. He visited her on the set of her latest project, Kathryn can’t hide her happiness and shock. She embraced Daniel steadfastly and closely, it was evident that she really missed him.
Kathryn’s latest project is a movie titled Three Words to Forever, top billed by Sharon Cuneta and Richard Gomez. It is also the last film that will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina as she nears her retirement.