Recently, there’s been buzz going around that the Kathniel love team has hit a rough patch. Following solo appearances during events, follow-unfollow drama, Daniel Padilla’s February escape, and evasive answers from both sides, many have been speculating that the real- and reel-life couple have gone their separate ways. We know, we know—we’re in denial, too. So, we’re hoping the rumors aren’t true.
Unfortunately, the box-office king’s latest post on IG hasn’t helped to quash the rumors either. Daniel hardly posts on social media, so when he does, the fans and press get on a decoding frenzy. The actor’s latest post was a shot from a vintage Robert De Niro film entitled Taxi Driver (1976). The picture was one of the promotional photos for the Martin Scorsese–directed thriller, and the young De Niro is seen pointing hand guns directly at the camera. Daniel captions his post with a single word: “Hypocrites.” Comments were turned off for that particular post, possibly to keep mema comments off the thread.
While people couldn’t dole out their two cents on Daniel’s feed, fans and entertainment press have taken to other channels to decode this cryptic post. Some are saying it’s probably a message for his bashers, while others are convinced that the young actor is going through some rough waters in his personal life.
Last night, though, Daniel went out of hibernation, and it was a relief to see the couple reunited. Daniel went out to show his full support for his mom Karla Estrada and her upcoming film, Familia Blondina. The dutiful son was his mother’s date and walked the red carpet with her as they entered the cinema for the premiere showing.
At one point in the night, the press finally cornered Daniel to ask why he didn’t arrive with Kathryn Bernardo. Entertainment portal PEP.ph reports that the actor said: “Hindi siya umabot, galing pa siya sa Roxas Boulevard. Nag pictorial yata siya or may something. E, wala, pumasok na si ermat, e. ’Di na siya umabot sa oras.”
Naturally, members of the media jumped at the chance to ask Daniel about the rumored breakup. He was quick to reply, “Nakabasyon pa ako, kaya wala munang showbiz ngayon.”
They prodded further and asked: “So, hindi totoong hiwalay na kayo at in a relationship pa rin kayo ni Kathryn?” Keeping mum and friendly, maybe slightly exasperated because of all the rumors, but still so broodingly handsome, Daniel gamely replied, “P’wede ba tigilan n’yo na ’yung kagaguhan na hiwalay na kami…okay na ’yun!”
Daniel politely addressed the media who wanted him to clarify further: “Oo, ayos lang, ayos kami!” Whew.
Kathryn made an appearance later that night and the couple reunited for some interviews about the film and a few photos. We’re really hoping Kathniel are still together, the grass is still green, the sky is still blue, and the kids are a-okay—in short, we’ve got our fingers crossed that everything is fine and dandy for one of our fave on-screen/off-screen pairs.
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