It is said that as we grow old, we tend to lose some of our friends along the way – either you are the one who left them or they are the ones who bid farewell to you. It’s definitely painful, but we have to accept that their season in your life is already over and that’s fine because it is a part of the reality we are living in and a sign of maturity.
All of us surely have a few friends who choose to keep us company as we tread through life. And for Erich Gonzales, one of them will be her longtime best friend Vanessa Grindrud, whom she visited recently in Norway to celebrate her 30th birthday.
Despite the miles and seas that separate them, not to mention the huge time difference, it’s truly amazing how they are able to maintain their friendship and keep their ties strong through the years.
Their paths first crossed 14 years ago when they both took a leap of faith in chasing their ambition to be part of the local entertainment industry by auditioning in the now-defunct talent search program of ABS-CBN, Star Circle Teen Quest 2.
However, it was only Erich who’s able to pursue an acting career after being hailed as the Star Circle Quest Grand Questor and is now considered as one of the most revered seasoned actresses of her generation. Meanwhile, Vanessa took a different direction as a model and airline cabin crewmember and is now a dutiful matriarch to her small family based in Norway.
Browsing their respective Instagram accounts, we could see how big their love is to their “soul mate” through the lovely snaps and clips of them together which they share to their followers and caption them with their sweet words for one another.
As we go through their posts, it’s easy to say that they completely complement each other, since they both love dining, travelling, taking on adventures, twinning in their #OOTDs, and goofing around wherever they go.
Besides, the Filipina-Norwegian beauty has been very supportive of her #BestPersonEver as she never failed to greet her on her birthday, express how much she misses her, impart her achievements, and wish her good luck on her endeavors via posting on her feed.
Nothing has changed in their relationship, except that they grew into equally beautiful and strong women who are always ready to face life with their bright smiles.
Erich and Vanessa are indeed blessed to have each other in their lives. More years to come for your best friendship!