Avid viewers of Pinoy Big Brother Otso witnessed the budding romance between housemates Kiara Takahashi and Gino Roque. The latter has been vocal about his feelings. But six months after the last PBB season concluded, fans are starting to feel suspicious on Gino’s sincerity. Others even say that he ‘ghosted’ Kiara and that the ‘kilig’ was just a tactic to gain supporters.
Kiara herself denies all these issues. She says that Gino never ‘ghosted’ her and, in fact, they are still special friends. “Wala naman pong nagbago sa kung paano kami noon sa loob [ng PBB House]. We remain special friends. We’re there for each other but we are not officially together,” she clarifies.
The ‘Singing Surfer’ also debunks allegations that the KiaNo love team was just for show. “Hindi naman ‘ata mapepeke ‘yung nangyari sa loob [ng PBB House] and nakita ko ‘yung pagiging genuine niya,” says Kiara. Right now, Kiara and Gino prioritize their individual careers. He is busy in his business venture while she is focused on her upcoming project, Tabing Ilog the Musical.
Seated beside Kiara during the interview is her good friend and Tabing Ilog The Musical co-star, Sky Quizon who had feelings for fellow housemate Diana Mackey. When asked about their relationship, Sky admits that he considers Diana as a special friend. “Hindi naman po mawawala ‘yung pagiging special ng connection. I would call her in the middle of the night para mangumusta and we would talk for an hour. Kahit busy kami, we still find time to catch up,” Sky confesses.
According to Sky and Kiara, their batch maintains the closeness they built while inside the PBB House. And they still often hang out as a group.