Not many know of the close friendship between JM de Guzman and Kean Cipriano, with "Magandang Buhay" host Melai Cantiveros acknowledging to being one of those in the know.
But if one needed an example of just how strong their bond is, one wouldn't need to look further than their interview on the morning talk show Wednesday where they teared up on each other's shoulders.
The conversation shifted to their friendship after Cipriano talked about how De Guzman deserves the numerous breaks he got to revive his showbiz career, which was riddled by his addiction problems.
De Guzman said that Cipriano is one of the few genuine friends he has in the industry, someone who's not afraid to call him out on his many mistakes and give him some "tough love."
"Naging totoo kami sa isa't isa," he said.
Cipriano replied by sharing what he learned from their friendship: "Hindi mo kailangan na dapat araw-araw kasama mo iyong tao para masabi mo na kaibigan mo siya."
"Kapag kaibigan mo, kaibigan mo. Kahit ano pang ugali niyan, ano pang pagdaanan niyan . . . ang gagawin mo lang talaga eh mahalin ang taong iyon sa kahit anong paraan."
"Natuwa ako na mayroon matinding friendship akong nahanap kay JM," he added.