We have seen our Kapamilya celebrities build friendships with their colleagues in the entertainment industry and many of them have sealed lasting bonds. Working together for a project also serves as an opportunity for these artists to see the best qualities in each other, in which they base their solid connection. And after having that loyal BFF through thick and thin, why not have one whole barkada as well to extend this friendship further?
Certainly, we can expect more fun, unforgettable zany moments together on- and off-screen. Here are some of the most prominent, popular Kapamilya barkadas we all find delight in witnessing their strong, special, family-like closeness.
It’s Showtime family
In the 10 years that It’s Showtime has been on air, hosts Vice Ganda, Vhong Navarro, Anne Curtis, Jhong Hilario, Ryan Bang, Karylle, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, and Tyang Amy Perez have never left each other’s side.
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They have been together in their respective life journeys, and have since started and maintained a friendship that seems beyond family. It has withstood the test of time, showing the Madlang People the fun and happiness one feels when you really got each other close, even at the worst of times. The jokes, wisecracks, banters, wild chases, and “physical hosting” are just indicative of the utter joy they feel in each other’s company.
Recently, their family has only gotten bigger with the permanent additions of Kim Chiu, Ogie Alcasid, Ion Perez and Jackie Gonzaga.
Hello, Love Goodbye cast
“Hello, Love, Goodbye” was shot in Hong Kong, and this allowed the cast to bond together and form a solid friendship.
Kathryn Bernardo shared in a guesting in Magandang Buhay that it’s really not hard to get along with the cast, especially with Lovely Abella, Maymay Entrata, and Kakai Bautista, because every time they’re together, it’s just plain fun. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Tam, Joross Gamboa, and Alden Richards also created a special bond in their tapings, and even formed a barkada name ‘JeJoDen.’
Pinoy Big Brother hosts
Even when a season is over, Pinoy Big Brother hosts Robi Domingo, Bianca Gonzalez, Melai Cantiveros, Kim Chiu, and Enchong Dee keep in touch.
Bianca actually expressed on Instagram that she was thinking about the rapport she has built with Melai, and Kim since it was her first time working with them. “Mas bata kayo lahat, may chemistry na kayo, at maliban kay Robi, hindi ko pa nakakatrabaho ng malapitan kayong girls. Hindi ko alam kung makakasabay pa ba ako sa mga hiritan ninyo...” But she later on shared happily that she learned so much from them and promised them that she will be their ‘ate’ forever.
The Nguya Squad
Showbiz is a small world. A celebrity couple have separate circles of friends, and when they spend their time together, you can’t avoid having both “legions” of friends merge and become one happy barkada.
Such is Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, whose Nguya Squad that is composed also of Ria Atayde, Khalil Ramos, Dominic Roque, Patrick Sugui, and Joe Vargas have since shared treasured moments they won’t forget for the rest of their lives."
They named themselves the "Nguya Squad" because their favorite bonding activity is eating. That means that their best bonding moments take place when they are all having food trips. And even though there are times that the squad is incomplete, they make sure to document the day spent over good food. For instance, Dominic once shared on Instagram their “Kare-Kare night”.
Recently, Joshua Garcia has been spotted hanging out with the group. Aside from being part of their out-of-town trips, he has also been spotted multiple times playing golf with Daniel.
Kyle Echarri, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Jayda Avanzado, and Jeremy Glinoga
It’s not easy spending most of your youth working in the spotlight. That’s why young celebrity friends Kyle Echarri, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Jayda Avanzado, and Jeremy Glinoga have one another. They make sure that they are present on special occasions and celebrations like Jayda’s surprise 16th birthday party which was led by Darren.
AngBeKi is arguably one of the strongest and most popular celebrity friendships in town nowadays.
20 photos of Kim Chiu with ‘AngBeKi’
In fact, Bela Padilla, Angelica Panganiban, and Kim Chiu have been on an out-of-town trip to celebrate the third anniversary of their sisterhood. Kim shared that one of the factors which contributed to their unexpected friendship was their sense of humor as they find even the littlest of things really funny. Moreover, they also enjoy doing the same hobbies, like jogging, that really made them connected to each other deeper.
Check out more of the happy, beguiling, and inspiring friendships in showbiz in this Kapamilya gallery!