It is said that finding a genuine friend that would stick with you through thick and thin is difficult, especially in the thorny world of show business, where in your every action and every post on social media are strictly guarded and relentlessly given meaning or malice by the onlookers, and even their followers.
Thus, it’s delightful to know and see that there are celebrity friendships who are able to survive the test of time and conquer the controversies beleaguering them, such as Robi Domingo and Sandara Park.
They first met on the set of Pinoy Big Brother All-In Uber in 2014, which he, Bianca Gonzalez, and John Prats used to host. As an ardent fan of the K-Pop superstar, he wasn’t able to hide how star-struck and thrilled he was while interviewing her, which became more obvious when he stuttered in uttering some of his questions.
That fanboy moment of Robi was succeeded when he went to South Korea for an episode of MYX’s “Wer U At” segment on that same year and had the chance to hang out with his ultimate crush.
Since then, from being a certified ultimate fan, he became an addition to Dara’s growing list of Filipino friends which includes Vice Ganda and her Star Circle Quest batchmates. Every time she visits the Philippines either for leisure or for work, it’s notable how they seem to make sure that they spend time with one another and sometimes with one’s or their group of friends. There were also instances when Robi is picked as the emcee every time she had fan meets here.
Unfortunately, this beautiful friendship is being tainted with the malicious rumors thrown at them, saying that they’re already an item or the 29-year-old host is wooing the 33-year-old K-pop idol. They’ve been asked the same question a number of times in separate interviews, but they just kept on denying it and retorted that they are just really good friends.
Unbeknownst to us, this issue affected them so much, which the sought-after male presenter confessed during his guesting in Tonight With Boy Abunda last month.
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“We are friends. Recently, nagkaroon lang ng konting labuan because of the issues enveloping us. Totoo pala ‘yon, Tito Boy, na kapag natatabunan na ng mga intriga, naaapektuhan ang relationship,” he told the King of Talk.
But he is hopeful that everything between them and Dara will turn out fine again.
We’re rooting for your friendship, Robi and Dara!