Reel to real friendships

It is said that finding true and lasting friendships in the ever-evolving and hectic world of showbiz is impossible. Throughout their careers, actors work with different people, yet only a few genuine bonds last even after the filming is over.

And in this gallery, let’s meet the Kapamilya celebrities who have not only remained “taping friends”, but went on to establish strong and true friendships in real life!

 

Kathryn Bernardo and Maymay Entrata

Being the “Pambansang Fangirl”, it was indeed a dream come true for Maymay when she met one of her idols while she was still inside the Pinoy Big Brother house as one of the housemates of the Lucky Season 7 edition – the one and only Queen of Hearts Kathryn Bernardo.

As soon as she went back to the outside world, Maymay didn’t only hit the jackpot by becoming the Big Winner, but by also having the opportunity to work with Kathryn in the 2017 fantasy-action series La Luna Sangre. Their friendship further solidified when they worked again together in the blockbuster movie “Hello, Love, Goodbye” in 2019, which was shot in Hong Kong.

 

Dimples Romana and Angel Locsin

As their characters both in Lobo (2008) and Only You (2009) were best friends, Dimples and Angel also turned out to become one in real life.

They’ve been on each other’s sides through the ups and downs of life, such as when Dimples’ husband got hospitalized while she was busy filming Kadenang Ginto. Angel helped by looking after her children and even accompanied them sometimes to the hospital.

Besides, who would forget the rare instance when Angel, who was working for The General’s Daughter, made a cameo appearance in Kadenang Ginto that went viral online. 

 

Dimples Romana, Julia Montes, and Kathryn Bernardo

Another beautiful friendship that Dimples has is with Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo, to whom she had worked with in the 2010 remake of the classic soap opera Mara Clara. Although unlikely since she played as their mom Elvira on-screen, but these three are actually close friends off-cam.

 

Kathryn Bernardo and Sofia Andres

Some fans might not remember that Sofia was part of the 2012 teen drama series Princess and I. She portrayed the adoptive sister of Kathryn’s character. The two ladies shared the screen again in the 2014 KathNiel hit movie She’s Dating the Gangster.

Since these two projects, Sofia and Kathryn have continued down their separate paths in showbiz. But it turns out, their friendship continued behind the scenes. In fact, Kathryn is one of the godparents of Sofia’s daughter Zoe. They also often go on double dates with their boyfriends Daniel Padilla and Daniel Miranda.

 

Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee

As we all know, Erich and Enchong are among the celebrities with the most admirable friendship in the local entertainment scene. Thus, their avid shippers couldn’t help but hope that they become a couple as well.

The EnRich loveteam began in 2009 when they first starred together in the hit drama Katorse, which was succeeded by their remarkable stints in Tanging Yaman (2010), Maria La Del Barrio (2011), and The Blood Sisters (2018).

And in 2020, they put their partnership to a higher level by launching their YouTube channel EnRich Originals, wherein they upload video blogs of them together, as well as their 10-part digital series “You. Me. Maybe,” which was also directed by Erich and produced by Enchong.

 

Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano

From sharing the screen way back in 2005 for the TV adaptation of the comic book series Kampanerang Kuba, Anne and Luis went on to become the best of friends through the years. In fact, Anne tapped Luis to become her “man of honor” when she got married to husband Erwan Heusaff in 2017.

 

Angelica Panganiban and John Prats

Being both child stars in the 90s, John and Angelica have been present in each other’s lives throughout their whole lives. They both starred in youth-oriented programs Ang TV (1992), G-Mik (1999), and Berks (2002). But they truly became best friends through the gag show Banana Sundae (2008).

Aside from their work in front of the camera, the two went on to become business partners along with actor Sam Milby and started Bright Bulb Productions. They have seen each other grow and achieve countless milestones, such as when John tapped her to become his “best woman” when he tied the knot with wife Isabel Oli in 2015.

 

Julia Montes and Shaina Magdayao

From playing the role of long-lost sisters in the afternoon series Asintado (2018), Julia and Shaina went on to consider one another as real-life sisters off-cam. They’ve remained close friends after the teleserye as they have shared plenty of bonding moments, such as from watching a movie to travelling to Scotland.

 

Sofia Andres and Bianca King

They may have portrayed mother and daughter in the teleserye Pusong Ligaw, but Sofia and Bianca are able to build a strong friendship despite coming from different generations. In fact, when Sofia got pregnant, Bianca was among the first people to know it before the big announcement to the public.

 

Daniel Padilla and Ian Veneracion

Despite their age gap, Daniel and Ian have a lot in common. Their friendship started when they portrayed father and son in the television series Got to Believe (2013). This was followed by Pangako Sa ‘Yo (2015).

In a previous interview on Magandang Buhay, the two actors talked about how similar their personalities are. They also have a lot of deep and personal conversations. Of course, Karla supports this relationship. Apparently, she allowed Daniel to ride motorcycles because of Ian.

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Actors work with different people in every project. But as filming ended, these celebrities continued to form a special friendship off set!

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Dimples Romana and Angel Locsin portrayed best friends in the 2008 fantasy series Lobo. (Photo credit to owner)

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Dimples Romana and Angel Locsin portrayed best friends in the 2008 fantasy series Lobo. (Photo credit to owner)

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Dimples and Angel have a true friendship that now spans over a decade. (Photo credit to owner)

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Dimples and Angel have a true friendship that now spans over a decade. (Photo credit to owner)

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Dimples Romana, Julia Montes, and Kathryn Bernardo worked together in the 2010 remake of Mara Clara. (Photo credit to owner)

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Dimples Romana, Julia Montes, and Kathryn Bernardo worked together in the 2010 remake of Mara Clara. (Photo credit to owner)

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They had a mother-daughter relationship on-screen. But off camera, they are just three close friends. (Photo credit to owner)

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They had a mother-daughter relationship on-screen. But off camera, they are just three close friends. (Photo credit to owner)

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Kathryn Bernardo and Sofia Andres were sisters in the 2012 teen series Princess and I.

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Kathryn Bernardo and Sofia Andres were sisters in the 2012 teen series Princess and I.

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Kathryn is a godmother to Sofia's daughter Zoe.

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Kathryn is a godmother to Sofia's daughter Zoe.

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Kathryn Bernardo and Maymay Entrata first worked together in the 2017 primetime fantaserye La Luna Sangre.

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Kathryn Bernardo and Maymay Entrata first worked together in the 2017 primetime fantaserye La Luna Sangre.

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Kathryn and Maymay also starred together in the blockbuster movie Hello, Love, Goodbye.

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Kathryn and Maymay also starred together in the blockbuster movie Hello, Love, Goodbye.

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Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee became a love team in 2009 through the teleserye Katorse.

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Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee became a love team in 2009 through the teleserye Katorse.

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Erich and Enchong continue to work together in different projects but remain to be the closest friends.

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Erich and Enchong continue to work together in different projects but remain to be the closest friends.

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Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano worked together in the 2005 television adaptation of Kampanerang Kuba.

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Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano worked together in the 2005 television adaptation of Kampanerang Kuba.

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Luis was Anne's "Man of Honor" when she got married in 2017. (Photo credit to owner)

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Luis was Anne's "Man of Honor" when she got married in 2017. (Photo credit to owner)

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Angelica Panganiban and John Prats both starred in 90s youth-oriented shows like Ang TV and G-mik. (Photo credit iamangelicap Instagram)

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Angelica Panganiban and John Prats both starred in 90s youth-oriented shows like Ang TV and G-mik. (Photo credit iamangelicap Instagram)

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Angelica and John started to become close friends later in 2008 through the gag show Banana Sundae.

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Angelica and John started to become close friends later in 2008 through the gag show Banana Sundae.

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Julia Montes and Shaina Magdayao were sisters in the 2018 drama Asintado.

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Julia Montes and Shaina Magdayao were sisters in the 2018 drama Asintado.

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Julia and Shaina could pass as real-life sisters with their closeness.

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Julia and Shaina could pass as real-life sisters with their closeness.

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Daniel Padilla and Ian Veneracion were father and son in the 2013 teleserye Got to Believe. (Photo credit to owner)

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Daniel Padilla and Ian Veneracion were father and son in the 2013 teleserye Got to Believe. (Photo credit to owner)

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Daniel and Ian formed a close bond despite their age difference.

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Daniel and Ian formed a close bond despite their age difference.

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Sofia Andres and Bianca King played a mother and daughter in the 2017 television show Pusong Ligaw.

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Sofia Andres and Bianca King played a mother and daughter in the 2017 television show Pusong Ligaw.

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Bianca was one of the first people to know about Sofia's pregnancy.

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Bianca was one of the first people to know about Sofia's pregnancy.

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