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Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo at the G Kapamilya concert in Abu Dhabi on March 18, 2023.

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KathNiel breakup confirmed: Daniel and Kathryn speak up

KathNiel, one of the Philippines’ biggest loveteams, has confirmed their breakup, with Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo addressing the issue with separate social media posts on Thursday (November 30).

On Instagram, Kathryn wrote “chapter closed” while sharing an old photo of her and Daniel. “I hope this finally helps all of us move forward. I won’t be entertaining questions regarding this anymore. Thank you for understanding.”

The actress wrote: “I’ve always tried to be my own person. I was encouraged to think for myself and decide for myself. Even when it comes to love. Especially when it comes to love…. It’s true that Deej and I have decided to part ways. What Deej and I had was real. It was never for show…. These are 11 years that brought me joy, adventure, and the feeling of being home…. He was my first boyfriend…. I will always have love for him…. We’ve been drifting apart for a while now, and we ultimately had to accept that we can’t go back to where we used to be….”

She also told fans: “KathNiels, we know you are hurting, and trust me, this also hurts us both more than you can imagine…. We hope you understand that this is something we really need. We hope you can join us in this healing process and not let those precious moments go to waste. Kaya natin ‘to (We can do this).”

She ended the statement with a message to Daniel: “Deej, you gave me 11 beautiful years and the kind of love that I will forever cherish. I will always be grateful for you.”

Daniel also reponded with a statement on Instagram: “Our lives may drift away, but our love will still ride that tide,” he wrote, while personally addressing Kathryn in Filipino, “Bal, my love for you is endless.”

Kathryn and Daniel made their onscreen debut as a reel couple in Growing Up, which aired from September 2011 to February 2012. They have been in multiple blockbuster movies. They were in Abu Dhabi for the G Kapamilya concert in March this year at Abu Dhabi National Theatre where Expat Media captured their sweet moments on stage.

Kathryn and Daniel are expected to star in a new movie that will be releasing in 2024 and directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina. ICA/Expat Media


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