While we are all enamored with how onscreen tandems make us feel the love in a fictional sense, the more we are charmed and smitten with the spark of true love that made celebrities see in each other the promise of forever. Here are the celebrity couples who have since confirmed their real-life romance and have been exclusively dating for years.
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla
Marriage is the only one thing that KathNiel fans have been waiting for because they have already witnessed the beautiful romantic journey of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Amid all the challenges and controversies that have come their way, they remained strong and devoted to one another.
Kathryn and Daniel actually first became a loveteam in the 2011 teen-oriented series Growing Up and in 2018, they officially confirmed their relationship and have since been exclusively dating. They would appear in numerous top-rating teleseryes and blockbuster films, including their current smash, “The House Arrest of Us” still showing on streaming platforms.
Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil
Real-life couple Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil are always a beautiful sight to see on and off the screen.
LizQuen started working together in 2013 in the romantic drama film “She’s The One.” Their most recent appearance was in the 2020 teleserye Make It With You. They admitted their off-screen romance on Gandang Gabi Vice in early 2019, confessing that they have been dating for years.
Since then, Liza and Enrique would show heartwarming gestures of love that have surely left their fans smitten. Enrique for one loves to pull off surprises for Liza—including a vacation in Paris and a recent surprise cruise trip to celebrate her birthday.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim’s relationship seems stronger than ever. After all these years, they’ve always been inseparable and solid as a couple from being a kilig love team to a devoted real-life pair.
Kim and Xian first met on the set of My Girl in 2008, wherein the actor made a cameo appearance in the final episode. Three years later, they topbilled My Binondo Girl, and it started their real-life love story and would soon become a couple. We were last thrilled by their onscreen presence as a pair in the 2020 teleserye Love Thy Woman.
Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte
Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, who now appear on iWantTFC digital series “Unloving U,” are definitely the next big reel-to-real life couple in the industry due to the endearing genuineness of their romance. Add to that how true they are individually to themselves.
Even though they came from different journeys, with Loisa having her first stint on television via Pinoy Big Brother and Ronnie as a member of It’s Showtime’s all-male group, the Hashtags, destiny brought them together. While they may faced terrible ordeals, it made them stronger as a couple.
Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca
Kylie Verzosa and Jake Cuenca first crossed paths on the set of Metro Manila Film Festival 2017 entry “Ang Panday,” while Kylie was in a relationship with another guy.
But it was ultimately their casting on the 2018 afternoon drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos that drew them closer to one another, eventually dated and became a real-life couple.
Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles
Kim Molina and Jerald Napoles first got the chance to meet in 2014 when they were both part of the stage musical “Rak of Aegis.” Jerald was first attracted to Kim due to her singing skills, which blew him away.
Since then, their ties blossomed, became best friends, and eventually a couple. Their closeness started when they became friends and that friendship grew into a romantic relationship. Despite all the challenges they faced as a couple, they remained stronger than ever.
Dawn Chang and Justin Cuyugan
Actress-dancer and former PBB housemate Dawn Chang and actor Justin Cuyugan first met while taping for FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano. But as they parted ways since the end of their appearances on the action-drama, Justin initiated fun-filled, sweet conversations via text with Dawn. They would soon hit it off, become close friends, and then lovers.
In a Magandang Buhay appearance, Dawn thanked Justin’s three kids for welcoming her into their family.
Janine Gutierrez and Rayver Cruz
While rumors had been rife about their relationship since 2017, Janine Gutierrez and Rayver Cruz would not divulge their romance publicly despite being seen on social media and on live events together.
After having met on the Metro Manila Film Festival 2015 Parade of Stars float for the film “Buy Now, Die Later,” Rayver had since been by Janine’s side ever since. He would accompany Janine to the opening of a restaurant owned by her mom Lotlot de Leon, and the 2017 Star Magic Ball.
Eventually, they confirmed their relationship and have since been on memorable trips abroad, including those to Tokyo and Paris. But what’s really remarkable about the two is the amount of support they give to each other’s showbiz careers.
Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza
Arjo Atayde and Maine Mendoza proved that love knows no boundaries, even if they are talents from rival networks. They first met as co-stars in the Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry “Jack Em Popoy: The Puliscredibles.” Since then, netizens and fans already noticed their intimacy and sweetness together in chance sightings captured on social media. They would soon announce they were exclusively dating.
Arjo and Maine’s relationship has since been talk of the town, and despite all the controversies surrounding their romance, they kept on fighting for their love. Currently, they remain stronger than ever as a couple.
Nash Aguas and Mika dela Cruz
Childhood best friends turned lovers Nash Aguas and Mika dela Cruz first worked together in the kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit and the 2007 film “Tiyanaks.” At that time, Mika saw Nash as a good friend and co-worker, but the young actor admitted that he already had a secret crush on her.
They would still work together in such drama outings as Dahil May Isang Ikaw, Guns and Roses, and the teen comedy Luv U. After years of not seeing each other, Nash’s kept emotions for Mika resurfaced when they met at a reunion of former Goin’ Bulilit cast members. He would soon court her and become lovers. They announced their relationship in 2018.
Watch this thrilling Kapamilya Snaps episode to know more about the endearing reel-to-real celebrity couples who continue to inspire and captivate our fancies of true love.