It is no secret that one of Sino Ang Maysala? Mea Culpa’s lead stars Bela Padilla, found a soul sister in her best friend Dani Barretto. In an episode of Magandang Buhay back in July 2017, the two gorgeous women narrated how their friendship began. They started to know each other through Dani’s cousin Cholo Barretto, who we see every night as one of the brave soldiers in The General’s Daughter. After a series of only greeting each other “hi”, “hello”, and some small talk, being on the same launching event drew them closer to each other.
WATCH: How Bela and Dani became friends
In the same Magandang Buhay episode, Bela and Dani further expressed how much they deeply love each other as friends and how grateful they are for having each other as a sister.
WATCH: Bela and Dani’s friendship promise
Fast forward to this year, Bela and Dani proved that they would do anything just to let the other one have pure happiness. Last March, Bela published her vlog on her official YouTube channel, about the surprise wedding proposal she planned and executed, of course, along with Dani’s now husband Xavi Panlilio. Bela dragged Dani to have an interview with Spring Films for the company’s anniversary, and then the interviewers asked her to watch a “trailer” that turned out to be Xavi’s surprise proposal video to Dani.
In addition, Bela revealed on the said vlog that she became the top instrument in Dani and Xavi’s love story. The actress shared, “Dani and Xavi actually met in La Union because of me, I take full credit. I wanted to go to the beach and I forced Dani to come with me. When we were drinking, she met Xavi ‘cause he was the DJ that night. They were talking and they hit it off.”
After Dani’s wedding in April, she is now officially starting a new chapter in her life. Although it is inevitable that they will eventually have less bonding times together, Dani assured Bela on the actress’ birthday of her sisterly love through an Instagram post with the caption:
“Happy Bela day to my soul sister and my ever so supportive and reliable bestfriend! May this year bring you peace, more blessings and the LOVE that you deserve. I love you forever and ever, my Belyyy! This world is lucky to have you. I got your back, always.”
Indeed, Bela and Dani’s friendship is something clearly rare and precious to have. See their lovely photos together in this gallery!