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A Family Affair Behind-The-Scenes: Ivana and Aya are giving us BFFs vibes!

Ivana Alawi and Aya Fernandez are giving us good entertainment as rivals in the trending Kapamilya series “A Family Affair.” The former plays Cherry Red, a close friend of the Estrella brothers, also Dave (Sam Milby)’s first love, and Paco (Gerald Anderson)’s wife. Meanwhile, Aya is Becca, Dave’s girlfriend, who struggles to win his complete affection because he obviously still can’t get over Cherry.

Don’t be fooled by their fierce confrontations on the show because, behind the scenes, their friendship is blooming.

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In a past episode of Kapamilya Chat, Aya admitted they had wrong impressions about each other, “Sa kanya, ‘yung first impression ko, akala ko parang medyo masungit.” But, as the first two girls in the bubble, they found each other akin to classmates making friends on the first school day, and their ‘sisterhood’ came off naturally from there.

“I love Ivana so much. I feel like iba rin talaga ‘yung connection kasi ‘pag babae sa babae. Merong girl talks, ganyan,” gushed Aya, who praises Ivana for her generosity and sparky energy on the set.

As we dive deep into their newfound friendship, we’re also amazed to know how similar they are in real life. Let’s see more of their sister-like chemistry in these behind-the-scenes photos!

Ivana projects herself as a sexy actress while Aya, a former beauty queen, is expected to act prim and proper at all times. Off-cam, though, they are equally bubbly. Who says only Ivana is the prankster of the group? Aya also knows how to poke fun at their co-stars. And the shared penchant for playful fun is one thing that connects them.

Exhibit A: This wacky photo with their co-star Jameson Blake.

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Revenge time! Aya shared a candid photo of them with Jake, but the latter couldn’t care less.

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We bet he loves to rib the girls on set!

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In the next photo, they share a wacky moment with Sam.

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Ivana and Aya have the same amount of love for their craft. They show up and deliver their best – rain or shine.

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They’re game for any adventure. Prior to filming, they went hiking with the Estrella brothers, sans Jake. Although a first-timer and she didn’t expect it to be that difficult, Ivana enjoyed her co-stars’ company.

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Both blessed with gorgeous faces, Ivana and Aya look really good together in photos. They’re like two living dolls smiling at us.

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The duo is also known for their golden hearts. Ivana conducts philanthropic content for her vlogs such as distributing relief packs for typhoon survivors and giving gifts to the homeless among many others. Meanwhile, Aya advocates sustainable development, livelihood, and youth and women empowerment. She is the founder of Project Lily, a social enterprise which grants the marginalized sector, especially PWDs, livelihood through making charcoal out of lilies and coconut wastes.

Wow. We wish Aya and Ivana’s friendship lasts a long, long time because we believe they can do so much as a tandem!

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Together, they bring us deliciously entertaining rivalry in A Family Affair,” shown weeknights, on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.