A romantic relationship of a couple is ultimately tested when they are miles apart.
Moreso, in the current community quarantine, wherein loved ones are sometimes forcibly separated because of the dangers the COVID-19 pandemic brings.
Yet, one reel-to-real-life couple found a way to still make their relationship work despite the current lockdown, which is entering its third month.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim are both the on-screen and off-screen pair we look up to and adore. And in a special virtual chat on “Love Thy Chika” on Sunday, June 7, the couple showed how the brilliance of their chemistry and the love they share continue shine through despite being physically separated.
Kim and Xian revealed that the last time they saw each other was when the Chinita Princess celebrated her birthday last April. Xian found a way to visit Kim despite the many travel limitations due to the quarantine. His visit was swift but enough to spend time with Kim on her special day.
They admitted they would get into quarrels every now and then, but Kim said they wouldn’t let a day pass without settling it.
Kim noted how much they respect each other as individuals as well, even if they are romantically involved. She said she respects Xian’s decisions, and vice-versa.
Kim also shared how much Xian is an “introvert” and doesn’t have many friends to socialize. Thus she said, she never had any reason to be jealous of anyone. Xian, meanwhile, said he is not really the jealous type and that they recognize the nature of their work being actors. Because of this, he said, there is nothing to be jealous about.
She revealed that Xian showed his contact list on his phone bearing only entries for “Kimberly.”
They would take on the familiar “Fast Talk” challenge wherein most of their answers would match.
Before the show ended it seemed they truly longed for each other—as they looked forward to having Kim give Xian a haircut.
Indeed, as host Ruffa Gutierrez puts it, their being separated indeed makes their hearts grow fonder.
Check out more of this kilig interview with Kim Chiu and Xian Lim in this episode of “Love Thy Chika.”
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