One key ingredient in building a healthy “partnership” is growing together. In the case of love team KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, they grow by learning from each other.
In an episode of Kapamilya Chat, the “Run To Me” lead stars went through some fan questions, and one of which asked what they learned from each other. “Natuto akong magmahal,” KD smiled. Flush-faced Alexa reacted, “Ano ba ‘yan!”
Apart from that, he said she taught him how to make French toast and not to feel alone. KD, who opened up about his depression while inside the Pinoy Big Brother house, found his comfort and company in Alexa. By sharing her mental health struggles as well, she made him feel heard and supported, “Alexa taught me that it’s okay to open up about stuff. I didn’t expect na out of all people inside the house, si Alexa would be the one I’d be opening up to.”
As for Alexa, KD taught her to be more patient on herself, “Pagdating sa sarili ko, gusto ko magawa lahat, gusto ko may results agad. So I guess ‘yung natutunan ko kay KD is how some things really take time.”
Admittedly, Alexa easily gets frustrated when her goals don’t happen fast but KD is there to calm her overwhelming emotions each time, “’Pag nakikita niya akong na-fu-frustrate na hindi ko ‘to magawa agad, siya ‘yung nagsasabi lagi na, ‘We’ll take it one day at a time. I’ll do it with you. It doesn’t matter how long it takes, magagawa din natin ‘yan.’ I think I need that for me kasi sobrang gigil ako sa sarili ko.”
Somebody asked about the last time they cried. KD couldn’t remember exactly when, while for Alexa, she last cried the night prior. Those were tears of joy, as the “Run To Me” OST album became an instant chart-topper in music streaming platforms.
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