Having that one true friend who treats you like family and loves you unconditionally is one of the most fulfilling things in life. Those kind of friendships nurture us and grow with us. No matter what life brings us, we know that these people will never leave our side and will always help us become the best version of ourselves.
For momshie Karla Estrada, that person is Armando Cruz, her best friend who will always be one of her constants. Fondly called by Karla (and eventually by everyone else) as ‘Dho’, Armando is currently Daniel Padilla’s personal handler for ten years now and the manager of all the Queen Mother’s Salon branches.
As Karla celebrated her 45th birthday recently in Magandang Buhay, wherein she had a grand homecoming celebration in her hometown that is Antique, we were able to hear the whole story of how Karla and Dho’s friendship began.
According to Dho, he purposely looked for Karla in her hometown at Pantalan, San Jose, Antique. That time, Karla was the talk of the town because of her unmatched beauty. He and his other friends intentionally came to find Karla to see if the rumors were true. When he saw Karla, Dho immediately thought that he must establish friendship with Karla.
“No’ng nakita ko [sabi ko] “Ay, mestiza nga. Artista.” [Then I thought,] ife-friendship namin ‘to kasi nga gandara para ‘yong mga lalaki sa’min sumama,” Dho shared while letting out some laughs.
After their first meet, Karla and Dho clicked together and from then on, they always chose to stick with each other. They became partners in crime and worked hand-in-hand to fulfill each other’s dreams
WATCH: Karla and Dho’s story of friendship
When asked to describe how deep their friendship is, Dho said:
“Pamilya ko si Karla ‘e. Parang hindi ko lang siya best friend, kapatid ko siya. Sa lahat ng laban ng buhay, hanggang kay Daniel, talagang hindi ko na [siya] kayang iwanan.”
Hearing this, momshie Karla also expressed how much she values her friendship with Dho. She described him as her most trusted person ever.
“Wala na ‘kong nakilalang tao na mapakaibigan man o kahit sa pamilya ko, na mapagkakatiwalaan ko. Si Dho, grabe ang loyalty niya sa akin,” Karla said.
WATCH: Dho on Momshie Karla: Parang hindi ko lang siya best friend, kapatid ko siya
Even though many of her beloved people did not stay in momshie Karla’s life, Dho remained by her side and never left her through thick and thin. How both of them worked together to continuously cultivate their friendship is indeed an inspiration to us all.
See how Momshie Karla and Dho’s friendship withstood the test of time, here in this gallery!