It was in 2017 when Kira Balinger and It’s Showtime’s Hashtag Ryle Santiago surprised us and has brought so much ‘kilig’ to everyone when they became each other’s date on the 2017 Star Magic Ball. Days before the said event, they both posted on their respective Instagram accounts about it, featuring some snaps of them smiling together while Kira is showing us her bouquet of flowers. Kira caption her post with: “Thank you @hashtag_ryle It's a YES #SMB2017”, while Ryle captioned his with: “She said yes. #SMB”
On the night of the said event, Kira and Ryle came with a matching white number. As seen on their social media posts and as per their interviews, both of them really had fun together. With this, they have been dubbed together as KiRyle and everyone started to ask, what really is the real score between Kira and Ryle?
Shortly after the 2017 Star Magic Ball in October, Kira with her mom by her side on Magandang Buhay tells us that she and Ryle are just each other’s closest friend.
In a vlog they made together on Hashtag Ryle’s YouTube channel published January 2018, they willingly answered some random questions from their fans. In this vlog, KiRyle revealed that they were acquainted before until one day when they met accidentally and this led to their closeness.
Since this vlog was published, more and more netizens were asking about the real score between Kira and Ryle. Thus, in an episode of ABS-CBN’s Entertainment online show Hotspot in March 2018, KiRyle revealed they didn’t want to put “labels” on their relationship because they both want to enjoy what they have in the moment. However, Ryle added that he is gradually working his way to become best friends with Kira’s mom.
Finally, in October 2018 on Magandang Buhay, Ryle admitted that Kira truly holds a special place in his heart. Though after learning from his previous relationship, Ryle also says that he wants to take it slow between them that’s why they still don’t make things official between them.
Like what they say, KiRyle is taking it “slowly but surely”. What a lovely pair indeed! See the sweetest snaps that show the blossoming love story between KiRyle in these photos.