Despite the presumption that it’s truly impossible to find genuine and lasting friendships in the exciting yet complicated world of showbiz, not to mention that it’s easy for some people to just come and go in every relationship, these celebrities prove that their friendships are indeed forever!
And in this episode of Kapamilya Snaps, let’s meet the Kapamilya stars who are actually ultimate best friends off camera!
Yassi Pressman and Nadine Lustre
From performing together on the ASAP Natin ‘To stage to having conversations over wine, Yassi Pressman and Nadine Lustre could undoubtedly pass as sisters. You might even recall that Nadine was featured in Yassi’s song “Hush.”
LOOK: The friendship of Yassi and Nadine through thick & thin!
The BFFs actually first got to work together in the 2014 romantic movie “Diary ng Panget” and since then, they have just been inseparable. Even though both have busy schedules, they make sure to bond over the things they both enjoy doing, just like attending concerts, travelling, sleeping over, watching movies, and more.
Liza Soberano and Michelle Vito
Low-maintenance friendships are just really one of the best – even though you don’t get to spend much time together, the friendship remains strong – and Liza Soberano and Michelle Vito prove just that. They are actually both part of Star Magic Batch 2013 and over the years, they have become family and witnessed each other’s ups and downs and even romantic lives!
THEN & NOW: The beautiful friendship of Liza, Michelle, Julia & Janella in 21 photos!
In their interview in Magandang Buhay last year, Liza imparted how grateful she is to the unconditional friendship she has with the Bagong Umaga star as Michelle still sticks by her despite not seeing one another often. She also imparted how they enjoy attending concerts and watching movies together, especially in times of sadness. And who could ever forget that the two have been roommates five years straight for the Star Magic Ball?
Bea Alonzo and Dimples Romana
Bea Alonzo and Dimples Romana met on the set of Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay way back in 2002 and since then, they have been a constant in each other’s lives. They also got to work together in the blockbuster movies “One More Chance” (2007) and “A Second Chance” (2015), wherein their characters were also best friends. Bea is even the godmother of Dimples’ daughter Callie.
In their guesting in Magandang Buhay last year, the Kadenang Ginto star expressed how grateful she is for their friendship, sharing how they would always pick up from where they left off when they see each other again after a long time of not being able to bond and how they seem to be part of each other’s evolution and journey through the years.
Angel Locsin and Dimples Romana
Aside from Bea, Dimples is also besties with Angel Locsin, who she also considers as her real-life superheroine. It’s because she was the one who advised her to wisely invest her money and there are also times when Angel would babysit Dimples’ kids every time she’s busy with her commitments or having date nights with her husband. But what the Kadenang Ginto lead actress appreciates more is the fact that the Iba ‘Yan host was there also during the difficult times of her life, such as when Dimple’s husband got hospitalized for a throat operation.
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In her birthday message for Dimples last year, Angel said, “Ito ako, kaibigan mo. Forever number one fan, number one basher. Lagi kitang ipagtatanggol, lagi akong magho-honest sa’yo, nasa likod mo lang ako kahit na anong mangyari. Pasensya na, andito ako sa buhay mo, wala ka nang magagawa. Dito lang ako, ‘di mo ako mapapaalis”.
Kathryn Bernardo and Ria Atayde
Staying true to their roles, Kathryn Bernardo and Ria Atayde kept in touch and would hang out whenever their schedule was free after working together in the 2019 top-grossing film “The Hows of Us.” They go on trips together and have heart to heart talks about life, such as when they went to Siargao along with a few of their close friends like Dominic Roque, Patrick Sugui, Joe Vargas and his non showbiz girlfriend Bianca Pauline Yanga. The two were also spotted enjoying each other’s company in the Pure Magic New Year’s Party in 2019.
IN PHOTOS: The unexpected friendship of Ria Atayde and Kathryn Bernardo!
Besides, they also never fail to support one another in their respective projects, such as when the Queen Of Hearts made sure to be present in the premiere night of Ria’s iWant Originals digital series “Manillenials” last year!
Coleen Garcia and Ria Atayde
Apart from Kathryn, Ria also always have the back of Coleen Garcia, who’s also her third cousin! From helping Billy Crawford hide the engagement he bought for her for a long time, it was also Ria who stood as the maid of honor on their wedding and even personally planned a big bachelorette get-away for the then bride-to-be in Hawaii! Needless to say, she has played a vital role in Coleen and Billy Crawford’s relationship and being the dutiful cousin-slash-sister-slash-second mother-slash-best friend that she is, Ria had also been hands-on in their wedding preparations then.
Julia Montes and Shaina Magdayao
Julia Montes and Shaina Magdayao may have played enemies-turned-long-lost sisters in the 2018 afternoon soap opera Asintado, but in real-life, there was never any question that they would be best friends. They even watched “Goyo” together, top-billed by their co-star Paulo Avelino.
LOOK: 15 Photos of Julia and Shaina that show their unexpected friendship
“Rare sincere friendships you stumble upon *and choose to keep* in this showbiz worrrld of ours,” Shaina Magdayao wrote on the caption of one of her posts on her Instagram story showing her friend-slash-adopted baby sister Julia.
Yam Concepcion and Niña Dolino
On the top-rating primetime series Halik, best friends Jade and Marissa never left each other’s side even throughout all the drama. They would receive all the rage from the fans and viewers because of their wicked plans and actions. And it seems that Yam Concepcion and Niña Dolino are just as solid in real life.
In their Magandang Buhay guesting, the two shared that their friendship actually started in 2016 in the set of the daytime series Langit Lupa and even became stronger when they got reunited in Halik. Niña described Yam as a very kindhearted and magnanimous friend because of how willing she is to share the things she has with her and other people around them, jesting that there were times that she doubted if she’s even real.
Karylle and Iza Calzado
Did you know that Karylle is actually the niece of Iza Calzado? The It’s Showtime mainstay did not know it until the Ang Sa Iyo Ay Akin star told her about it. But more than their consanguinity, it was working in showbiz that allowed them to be closer to one another.
THEN & NOW: Iza & Karylle's friendship from reel to real
Their friendship started when they worked together in a series in another network. Karylle shared in their interview in Magandang Buhay that the first time she saw her best friend-slash-aunt, Iza was praying the rosary in the dressing room, giving her a notion that she’s kind. Aside from acting, they also produced a movie together. Their bonding moments usually include watching concerts and plays, going to clubs, joining fun-runs and having “malabong trip” together.
Karylle also made sure to be there by Iza’s side when her late Popshie Lito was still ill and to know if he approved of his daughter’s then-boyfriend (and now husband!) Ben Wintle.
Sharlene San Pedro and Miles Ocampo
Although they were both on Goin’ Bulilit, Miles Ocampo initially thought that they had different personalities since Sharlene San Pedro was more like the bunso of the group. Thus, it was only later in the teen series Luv U when they grew closer and since then called one another as “beshie”.
LOOK: 35 Photos of Miles and Sharlene that would make them your ultimate Beshie goals!
In their Magandang Buhay interview, Miles and Sharlene said that the one thing that solidifies their bond is food and they could be seen hanging out together whenever they have the time. They would shop and travel together, have each other as dates in Star Magic Ball, surprise each other during their birthdays, visit each other on the set during work, and the list goes on. It just goes to show that they’re besties for life!
Loisa Andalio and Maris Racal
As we all know, Loisa Andalio and Maris Racal met as housemates in Pinoy Big Brother: All In. Although their friendship has gone through some challenges, they revealed that they have already resolved the misunderstanding and are now closer than ever.
“Loisa and I are very professional when it comes to working. ‘Tsaka we make sure na hindi na namin ‘yan natatamaan because it would just make things awkward. Ayaw lang namin i-open ‘yong topic,” Maris shared in an interview, referring to the small misunderstanding she had with Loisa.
Maja Salvador and Kakai Bautista
“Can’t imagine life without you.” This was what Kakai Bautista captioned in a photo with Maja Salvador she posted on IG. Unbeknownst to us, the two have an annual tradition of welcoming the New Year together and they got to celebrate in New York City in 2018. The two have actually been very good friends for more than a decade and they are both grateful for having each other as their constant.
26 Photos of Maja and Kakai that prove their friendship has stood the test of time
In their conversation with the Magandang Buhay momshies in 2018, the The Killer Bride actress revealed that Kakai has stood as her “nanay, ate, kapatid, at kaibigan” through the years as she would willingly take on those roles for her. She went on to say, “Kaya masasabi kong, kahit anong mangyari, hindi ako papayag mawala si Kakai sa buhay ko.”
Beauty Gonzalez and Bianca King
Beauty Gonzalez and Bianca King may be got involved in catfights in the 2017 series Pusong Ligaw back as their characters became best friends in their younger years but grew up to be each other’s worst enemy.
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But in real life, the two women have been inseparable friends who would go on trips and cook together. For instance, they had a trip to Phuket, Thailand where they actually took a Thai cuisine cooking class.
Sofia Andres and Bianca King
They may have played as mother and daughter in Pusong Ligaw, but when it ended, Bianca’s relationship with Sofia Andres flourished into an admirable friendship.
In fact, Bianca was one of the few who knew about Sofia’s pregnancy before it was announced and we could even see some of their bonding moments in Bianca’s YouTube vlogs, such as cooking together.
Enchong Dee and Erich Gonzales
Fans have been surely hoping for Erich Gonzales and Enchong Dee to become a couple in real life ever since they starred opposite each other in the 2009 controversial series Katorse. However, the two emphasized that they are only best friends through thick and thin. “We both knew that our relationship can’t evolve past being more than friends. I consider him as my guy best friend; we can talk about anything,” Erich said in a magazine interview.
But in order to give back to their loyal fans, the two not only feature one another in their respective vlogs, but also agreed to put up the YouTube channel EnRich Originals, wherein they would post episodes of the series they personally created and headlined, with “You.Me. Maybe” being their first-ever entry.
Julia Barretto and Erich Gonzales
Ever since they met at a magazine shoot in 2014, Julia Barretto said that Erich Gonzalez has become an “honorary Barretto” as she has found an “ate” in Erich. The latter is really considered part of the family as she would go with them in their travels, like the one they had in Niseko, Japan.
LOOK: The beautiful friendship of Julia & Erich in 25 photos
They got to share a lot of great moments together, such as when the Barretto family surprised Erich on her 28th birthday and when Julia underwent a minor eye procedure and Erich was by her side to hold her hand the whole time.
Dani Barretto and Bela Padilla
Dani Barretto and Bela Padilla easily found a soul sister in each other after an awkward but hilarious experience at a fitness event. And since then, they got to spend more time together and have been each other’s backup and ultimate partner and shoulder to cry on through the thick and thin of life.
LOOK: 19 Photos of Bela Padilla and Dani Barretto that captured their solid friendship!
Thus, they are both thankful for the advice and positivity that their friendship has brought them. In fact, Bela was one of the significant people who helped in arranging the surprise wedding proposal of Dani’s now-husband Xavi Panlilio to her.
Angelica Panganiban, Bela Padilla, and Kim Chiu
Aside from Dani, Bela also has AngBeKi, which is arguably one of the strongest and most popular celebrity friendships in town nowadays.
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In fact, she, Angelica Panganiban, and Kim Chiu recently went 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.
Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales, and Mariel Padilla
From being the hosts of the whole Pinoy Big Brother franchise, Toni Gonzaga, Bianca Gonzales, and Mariel Padilla became the best of friends in real life. Now, Kuya’s Angels are all already moms! Toni and Bianca have actually thrown a surprise baby shower for Mariel’s second baby, which was actually considered their mini reunion by Mariel herself. Indeed, their bond has survived the test of time.
Which celebrity do you want to be best friends with?