By Marron Joshua F. Mendoza and Lanzelle Cruz
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, stars of ABS-CBN’s hit drama series 2 Good 2 Be True, have debunked online rumors of their split. The power couple went together at the opening of Kathryn’s Isla Amara Boutique Resort in El Nido, Palawan, on Friday, October 28.
Daniel was present at the opening with fellow actor and Kathryn’s business partner Piolo Pascual, who helped her in the resort’s ribbon-cutting ceremony. The couple was seen together in a series of photos posted by showbiz reporter MJ Felipe on Twitter and by content creator Berwin Coroza on Instagram.
KathNiel fans were delighted that the rumors of their breakup were found untrue.
Rumors about Kathryn and Daniel splitting up popped up this week after a few netizens speculated that the two appeared “uncomfortable” in frames from the media conference for the series finale of 2 Good 2 Be True on Monday, October 24.
Fuelling the rumors were the couple’s answers to the media when asked about loyalty.
“Loyalty for me is being contented. Because if you’re contented you won’t look for any more person, right? So loyalty equals your contentment,” Kathryn said.
“Alam mo sinong pinaka-loyal? Yung aso ko, si Summer. Yan ang pinaka-loyal, dun ko makikita yung definition ng loyalty. Na kahit ano man ang pinagdadaanan ko ngayon, kung ano mang sitwasyon ng emosyon ko ngayon, sino ako ngayon, tatanggapin ako ng buong-buo nun. Yun ang loyalty. Walang judgment kung sino ka,” Daniel added.
After the speculations, Kathryn and Daniel posted photos of having a vacation in El Nido together, shutting down the rumors circulating in the media.
Their fans’ reactions also blasted on Twitter after spreading rumors of their break up.
KathNiel is one of the most well-known love teams in the Philippines today. They are well-loved for their roles in movies and shows such as She’s Dating the Gangster, Got to Believe, the 2015 remake of the 2000 series Pangako Sa ‘Yo, Crazy Beautiful You, Barcelona: A Love Untold, and The Hows of Us.
The love team is known for their teamwork and progress as a couple on and off the screen. For a long year, they showed development by maturing together concurrently. KathNiel has since set a good example and left a significant influence on their fans and audience as a strong couple, and no one can put them down.
Ending a good show
In 2 Good 2 Be True, the couple acts as Alisson “Ali” Fajardo and Elorde “Eloy” Borja, respectively, joining the likes of Ronaldo Valdez as Sebastian “Lolo Hugo” Agcaoili, also known as “Lolo Sir,” and Gloria Diaz as Helena Agcaoili.
“As much as we want to extend it kasi may ganito kami kagandang show, every story talaga kailangan mag-end. So itong run namin, nakita lahat ‘yung journey ng characters pati flashbacks at back story na tinahi sa present time,” according to Kathryn. “You just watch the finale, and you’ll see what I’m saying. It’s enough.”
Daniel, on the other hand, shared that he did not expect a good reception from the viewers for 2G2BT.
“Hindi ko inakala na tatanggapin ng ganito ang show namin na sobrang init kasi we have done many shows together,” he said.
For almost six months, 2 Good 2 Be True viewers saw how Ali and Eloy’s relationship has developed from being enemies to lovers and how their lives have been connected by their pasts. In the last few episodes, will they overcome the biggest obstacle to achieving their dreams?
The series has captured the hearts of viewers and netizens, securing and retaining its spot as the most-watched series on Netflix Philippines. It is also the most-watched series on iWantTFC for five consecutive weeks. Aside from topping the streaming charts, 2 Good 2 Be True has been praised for its well-researched episodes that showed viewers the F.A.S.T method and proper CPR. Various netizens even shared their experiences on how the series helped them through emergency situations.
2 Good 2 Be True airs weeknights at 8:40 p.m. on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z and at 8:45 p.m. on TV5 and Jeepney TV. It is also available for streaming on iWantTFC and Netflix.
The show’s finale will air on Netflix on Tuesday, November 8.