While many of us are still dreaming of being able to talk or bond with our crushes or see them even just from afar, multi-faceted performer Darren Espanto already fulfilled these reveries after being able to work with her ultimate showbiz crush – none other than the Queen of Hearts, Kathryn Bernardo!
It can be recalled that during his guesting in Magandang Buhay in 2016, the young crooner shyly confessed to the momshie-hosts his admiration towards her ever since her remarkable stints in Goin’ Bulilit and Super Inggo as an adorable and incredible child star.
And that was proven when he failed to conceal how seemingly got bewitched he was with the Queen Of Hearts’ stunning morena beauty and how kilig he was as his co-hosts in ASAP Chill Out relentlessly teased him when she dropped by the show to celebrate her birthday with them in 2018. Despite the fluttering of the butterflies in his stomach, he mustered enough confidence to utter his birthday wish for her.
Thus, the teen heartthrob felt nothing but sheer happiness and excitement after he was bestowed the fantastic opportunity of working with her on the critically acclaimed 2018 blockbuster flick “The How’s of Us”, wherein he portrayed the role of Yohan, the charming younger brother of Kathryn’s George.
It was surely a nerve-wracking experience for him considering that it was his acting debut, but he was able to pull off his character and had an amazing time in Amsterdam with the help and support of his crush and her reel-to-real sweetheart Daniel Padilla. In an exclusive interview with Star Cinema, he gleefully recalled the fun moment he spent with her in the said famous Dutch city when he accompanied her in buying stroopwafels, a popular delicacy in Netherlands.
Being his crush’s loveteam partner may already be impossible, but being her on-screen sibling and friends with her in real life is arguably one of the hugest rewards he’ll ever reap. Right, Darren? Here are some photos of them that can prove how both of them are enjoying each other’s company whenever they are together!