The formula to KathNiel’s lasting magic

It’s definitely impossible not to fall in love with the incredible tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, which has still been going strong since its debut via teen-oriented series Growing Up almost a decade ago.    

Being in a love team is both exciting and crucial. Yes, it’s delighting to constantly work with your partner for a series of projects, however, the pressure is there to keep the flame burning and how you’re going to make it work and standout amidst the growing number of pairings being formed. Besides, there’s the incessant badgering of people about the status of your relationship.

But they are able to handle those well and endure as one of the top love teams in the local entertainment scene. The unbreakable bond of the King and Queen of Hearts was proven ripe for a real-life relationship that’s going strong for nine years now.

This 2020, Kathryn and Daniel once again prove their magic via their comeback show and first digital movie series, “The House Arrest of Us.”

Before we officially meet Korics (Daniel Padilla) and Q (Kathryn Bernardo) in the fresh rom-com series, let us dissect the formula that makes KathNiel the country’s premier and unbeatable loveteam.

Here are the reasons why the KathNiel magic never fades:

Their undeniable chemistry

The formation of KathNiel was actually unexpected, since it was Julia Montes who was initially paired up with the Teen King during their Gimik 2010 days. But their unmistakable connection was discovered when they first worked together in Growing Up and spawned to strings of successful and blockbuster projects.

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In one of their media interviews, they imparted that their bashfulness that transitioned to kilig could be the vital element of their chemistry.

They are not only for reel, but for real

As they became each other’s constant partner through the years, everything between the King and Queen of Hearts became true to life. The sweetness and quirkiness they exude in portraying their characters as love interests in films and series are also apparent in their appearances off-cam.

Apart from their responses to the queries of the press during their interviews, we are also awaiting for their display of affection and uplifting words for each other. As a matter of fact, they also call each other “BAL”, which is their term of endearment that is a said to be a shortcut for “kambal” (or is it a palindrome of “LAB”?)

After years of speculations, in 2018 during a press conference for their blockbuster film “The Hows of Us,” Kathryn and Daniel finally confirmed being a couple. It was revealed that their “long-term” relationship started in 2012.

They work as a team

In order for their partnership to work, the tandem definitely swears by the real essence of a love team. They always support and guide each other in everything they do so that the audiences could see and feel their connection on the screen.

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Even in advocacies and charity work, both share their time and effort to realize their goals and objectives. Thus, in their work on and off screen, in their personal missions or showbiz projects, we see them work hand in hand and in perfect harmony. 

They simply look good together

It seems that even though they do nothing, KathNiel could still set the butterflies in our stomachs aflutter and paint a smile onto our faces by just beholding them. They both radiate youthful glow and flawlessness and possess the ability to pull off anything they wear.

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Although they have contrasting sense in fashion – DJ has penchant for rugged, rocker look while Kath is more of a fashionista – they appear to complement each other. 

Their great love for their fans

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The devotion of the fans surely play a huge role in shaping the career path of their idols, so KathNiel never forgets to provide happiness to their shippers through the projects they do and meeting them if given the time. They even vow to continuously make them happy and proud during one of their conversations with the King of Talk in Tonight With Boy Abunda.

They are passionate and hardworking

Even in the midst of a pandemic, KathNiel treats fans with a new series filmed through lock-in taping in an undisclosed location, so to strictly implement “new normal” protocols.

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The sweethearts are back via “The House Arrest of Us” a fresh rom-com that follows the story of a couple, Q (Kathryn) and Korics (Daniel), whose engagement plans create hilarious conflicts between their families.

In the middle of the “pamamanhikan,” everybody was forced to stay in one house due to the sudden announcement of total hard lockdown. Now, the soon-to-be weds and the warring camps must live with each other amid the pandemic, leading to riotous comedy, mellow family moments, and an overdose of kilig!

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It also stars Ruffa Gutierrez, Gardo Versoza, Herbert Bautista, Dennis Padilla, Arlene Muhlach, Hyubs Azarcon, Alora Sasam, Anthony Jennings, Riva Quenery, and KathNiel’s own pet dog, Summer Ford.

Directed by Richard Arellano, the 13-part digital movie series will premiere on October 24 via and on October 25 via iWantTFC.