Daniel: “Hindi ko puwedeng makalimutan si Kathryn”
Daniel Padilla reminisces about his past with ex-girlfriend Kathryn Bernardo during his contract renewal with ABS-CBN’s talent management arm, Star Magic, on Monday, February 12, 2024.
Witnesses to Daniel’s new commitment under Star Magic are the big bosses of ABS-CBN: president and CEO Carlo Katigbak, chairman Mark Lopez, COO for broadcast Cory Vidanes, CFO Rick Tan, and Star Magic head Laurenti Dyogi.
Daniel’s celebrity mom Karla Estrada, who co-manages his son’s career with Luz Bagalacsa, was also present during the event titled “Forever Kapamilya, Daniel Padilla.”
Even after the controversial breakup, Daniel has thanked Kathryn Bernardo—his ex-girlfriend and ex-screen partner—for all the memories they shared together in the past.
Daniel begins, “Hindi ko puwedeng makalimutan si Kathryn. Maraming-maraming salamat, Kathryn, sa ating maraming taon na pinagsamahan.
“Hinding-hindi mawawala sa puso ko ang magaganda nating memories, at ang ating mga adventures at journeys na pinagsamahan. Thank you very much.”
He also offered thanks to KathNiel fans—the supporters of their love team.
“[Sa] lahat ng KathNiel fans, maraming-maraming salamat sa lahat ng taon ng pagmamahal at pagsasama natin.
“Hinding-hindi mawawala sa puso ko at sa aking memories ang ating masasayang pinagsamahan.
“All good memories for me at walang-walang makakatalo doon sa mga memories na yon.“
He then proudly declares: “And for me, wala pa ring fans club na makakatalo sa KathNiel. Sorry, but it’s true.”
With everything that he had been through the past year, Daniel is also thankful to his loyal fans and shared what he learned from all these experiences.
He says, “I get random messages kasama ang positive, negative messages, magkakasama ‘yan and I truly appreciate that it makes me human. So, thank you very much.
“‘Yung mga mensahe niyo ay masakit man, totoo. At ‘yung iba, nagbibigay ng positive messages, ang sarap sa puso, kung alam niyo lang. Ang dami ko ring natutunan sa inyo.
“I thought yung experiences ko sa buhay ay marami na pero talagang hindi natatapos ang learning.
“Experiences in life, it brings you down, it brings you back up, ganun talaga ang buhay. Kailangan nating tanggapin na may mga pangyayari na hindi mansang-ayon sa atin, o hindi man natin gusto, pero it was bound to happen, ganun talaga.
“I think planado ng Diyos ang lahat ng bagay, hindi ba? At sa kanya ko na lang ibinibigay lahat.”
Daniel and Kathryn confirmed their breakup via Instagram on November 30, 2023.
Days leading up to their breakup, their relationship was tainted with much controversy following a revelation from Ogie Diaz.
According to the entertainment columnist, the actor has long broken up with Kathryn, with Andrea Brillantes as the alleged third party.
Meanwhile, Daniel’s renewal with Star Magic continues his journey as a Kapamilya. He is looking forward to doing two new movies with Star Cinema.
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