You might not often see them together on-screen, but behind the cameras is a friendship that has only grown stronger through the years.
In the entertainment industry, you meet all sorts of people as project come and go, which is why the ones who stick around are truly special. This is what Anne Curtis and Luis Manzano found in each other. The two initially met for the fantasy series Kampanerang Kuba where he played her love interest. They then starred together in 2008’s Dyosa. Since these shows have ended, they continued to become more than co-stars.
“To the man that cried just as much as my dad, my brother AND my husband at my wedding, my best friend, @luckymazano HAPPY BIRTHDAY,” Anne posted on Instagram along with a touching photo of Luis and Erwan Heussaff in a tight embrace. She also made a promise, “thank you for being my best and only guy best friend! For life to! Just as you did to Erwan, I can’t wait for the day to come when I get to whisper to your bride ‘Thank you for loving him too’ Love you!”
The actress ended the post by saying, “ang ganda ng greeting ko sayo this year. ‘Yung sayo, ayusin mo next year ha!” To which he willingly obliged with a throwback of her asleep on the set of Kampanerang Kuba. “Next year na ‘yung may laway, promise ‘yun na post ko,” he assured.
Aside from the yearly birthday greetings on social media, Luis would sometimes visit Anne on the set of It’s Showtime. Back in 2014, he was part of her “The Forbidden” concert and even shared a teaser of their rehearsals. “Alam ko naman ako ang ipupunta niyo so pagbibigyan ko kayo,” he wrote in the caption. To further prove how true their bond is, Luis attended Anne’s wedding as a bridesman!
So, to celebrate their friendship, we compiled some of their best photos. Check out this gallery!