Did Kathryn call Daniel 'babe'?

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 10 2014 03:40 PM | Updated as of Sep 11 2014 03:17 PM

MANILA – Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla sent their supporters abuzz after a video of the two teen stars taken during last weekend's Star Magic Ball went viral online.

The video was shot by a staff member of ABS-CBN Special Projects, the unit behind the production of the annual celebrity event.

In the viral video, the “She’s Dating the Gangster” stars were seen going up the stairs of the Makati Shangri-La Hotel where they were met by ABS-CBN News’ Ginger Conejero.

After being greeted by Conejero, Bernardo asked Padilla to take their picture. But it was how Bernardo addressed her onscreen partner that sent netizens abuzz.

The actress supposedly called Padilla “babe," according to a report on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" aired on Tuesday.

Since the video was uploaded, "KathNiel" followers have been speculating that this could be the confirmation that they have been waiting for as regards the real score between Padilla and Bernardo.

Bernardo, however, has yet to clarify whether she really said “babe” or another word.