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6 Pinoy Celeb Couples Who Started Out As *Friends*

From friends to ~lovers~!
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) INSTAGRAM/gabbi, INSTAGRAM/zackwey
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People would think that the friends-to-lovers trope only happens in movies and books. But some would even argue that a romantic bond born out of genuine friendship is the type of relationship they hope to have. For these stars, their mere friendship eventually blossomed into a beautiful romantic bond.

1. Diego Loyzaga and Barbie Imperial

New Year's couple Diego and Barbie shared their relationship status with fans as they welcomed 2021. In an interview, the two shared that they initially started as friends, playing Call Of Duty together and hanging out in the same friend group. 

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2. Gabbi Garcia and Khalil Ramos

ICYDK, Gabbi and Khalil first met in 2015 during Julia Barretto's debut where they were both guests. It was also fellow artista Kathryn Bernardo who introduced them to each other. After the party, Khalil slid into Gabbi's DMs and eventually became friends. They lost contact for a while, however, but eventually reconnected and started dating in 2017. They celebrated their fourth anniversary as a couple in February 2021.

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3. Will Dasovich and Alodia Gosiengfiao

Wil and Alodia met each other because they were both nominated for the same vlogger award. They eventually started hanging out together and in a short span of time, they eventually felt that there was something "kakaiba" about their relationship. It wasn't until Wil had to fly back to the US to receive treatment for his colon cancer that the two grew closer and developed as a couple. Alodia flew to San Francisco to give support to Wil while he was being treated. In true vlogger fashion, the two revealed their relationship in a Valentine's Day vlog.

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4. Enzo Pineda and Michelle Vito

Enzo and Michelle got close to one another after starring in Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit. Because they work very closely with each other, it was inevitable for the two to get to know each other better. "Hindi ko lang siya katrabaho kumbaga she's now my good friend," shares Enzo in an interview with Push. The two confirmed that they are in a relationship in August 2020.

INSTAGRAM/michellevito
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5. Kim Jones and Jericho Rosales

Host and creative Kim Jones first met her now-husband Jericho Rosales back when she first moved to the Philippines. "When we first met, we clicked on a friendly level," Kim shares in an interview. Back then, Kim wasn't really looking to get into a relationship just yet but appreciated the friendship she had with the actor. Eventually, Jericho confirmed their relationship in 2012, and the two got married in 2014.   

INSTAGRAM/jerichorosalesofficial
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6. Nash Aguas and Mika Dela Cruz

Nash and Mika have known each other since they were kids. The two first met as cast members of Goin' Bulilit and have been friends since. They officially got together as a couple in 2018.

INSTAGRAM/zackwey

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