MANILA – Daniel Padilla admitted that he and Kathryn Bernardo are now exclusively dating.
This comes after a supposed tweet of BB Gandanghari for Padilla, where he referred to Bernardo as the young actor’s girlfriend, went viral online.
However, Padilla expressed reservations during his interview with “Buzz ng Bayan” on Sunday if it was really Gandanghari who posted the message because he never calls him “Danilo.”
“Hindi naman yata si Tita BB 'yan. Daniel lang [ang tawag niya sa akin],” he said.
To simplify things, co-host Boy Abunda then asked Padilla, “Ganito na lamang. Ano ba talaga ang estado ng inyong relasyon ni Kathryn?”
Left speechless for a moment, Padilla struggled to find the right words to describe the current status of his friendship with Bernardo.
“Ganun pa rin naman, kagaya last year. Close pa rin kami talaga, MU (mutual understanding) pa rin,” he said.
Prodded if he and Bernardo are already exclusively dating, the “Got to Believe” actor said, “Ganun ba? Wala na ring oras manligaw ng iba. Siguro ganun nga 'yun.”
Bernardo, however, made it clear that she is not yet ready to be in a serious relationship even if she is set to turn 18 in March.
“Hindi muna siguro ako ready talaga na makipag-commit talaga, 'yung may obligations na. Enjoy lang muna kasi mayroon pang school and meron pang trabaho. Pero hindi naman masama magkaroon ng inspiration,” she said.
Saying she has always been open to her parents, Bernardo said, “As far as I know, siguro po oo naman [boto si mama kay Daniel] kasi feeling ko na-gain na din kasi 'yung trust and na-prove na rin naman siguro niya na maganda ang intention niya.”
Meanwhile, the two Kapamilya stars also shared their messages for each other.
“Gusto kong mag-thank you sa patience niya sa akin. Kasi hindi mo maiiwasan na since puyat kami, minsan moody na sa taping lalo na kapag madaling araw. Sa kanya ko nabubuhos ang mga galit ko, and maigsi na ang patience ko sa kanya,” Bernardo said.
As for Padilla, he said, “Last year and last last year, thank you dahil maraming natulong si Kathryn sa akin. Simula pa lang siya na ang tumulong sa akin hanggang last year, siya pa rin ang nag-guide sa akin.”
Padilla added he is looking forward to more projects with year with Bernardo this year.
“Sana marami pa tayong magawang magagandang bagay na magpapasaya ng mga tao at ikakasaya nating dalawa,” he said.