Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla explain why they admitted to their relationship
Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla surprised fans when they admitted to being in a relationship for several years now. They rationalized why it took them so long to tell the whole nation.
The couple admitted to the relationship during a presscon for their latest movie “The Hows of Us.” They then gave an explanation during their interview on daytime talkshow “Magandang Buhay,” which also happens to be hosted by Padilla’s mom, Karla Estrada.
When asked “why now?” Padilla said it was just the right timing. He cited a different level of maturity in his relationship with Bernardo. The actress then chimed in that it was also a formality.
“Ever since parang open-secret sa lahat, kinonfirm lang, pero alam naman nila… Sinabi niya (Padilla) noong press con kasi nga paulit-ulit nila tinatanong parang minsan hindi mo alam kung paano iibahin na naman ‘yung sagot,” said Bernardo.
(Ever since it’s been like an open secret, we just confirmed it, but everyone already knew… He admitted it during the press con since it’s been asked of us so many times that it’s become difficult how to answer it differently each time.)
Near the end of the presscon, Padilla and Bernardo thought they evaded getting asked about their relationship, until someone pushed for it to be the last question.
“Kala namin hindi na maitatanong, eh may isa pang nagtanong. So parang panget na ‘to, kwenta deny nanaman kasi parang yun na lang ang kulang eh so sinabi nya (Padilla). I think ikinasaya naman ng lahat,” added the actress.
(We thought it wasn’t going to get asked, but then someone brought it up. So it wouldn’t really look good to keep denying it, so he [Padilla] confirmed it. I think everyone was happy for it.)
As for the status of their current relationship, the couple agreed on how their maturity is so much more different now than before.
“Kung paano i-handle yung mga problema namin ngayon, mga issues, or sa trabaho, yun naman yung mga pagbabago. And mas may understanding na kami sa isa’t isa,” said Padilla
(How we handle problems now, the issues, or in work, that’s where we see the difference. We’re also more understanding with each other.)
Regarding how they handled present misunderstandings, it was Bernardo who answered the question.
“Usap. Usap kasi ever since naman po pag nagaaway, sinasabi ni mama pagusapan. Ang hirap ng kini-keep mo lang lahat tapos biglang magbuburst out ka na lang kasi napuno ka na,” said Bernardo.
(We talk. We have always talked ever since; when we have a fight, my mama would always say we should talk it over. It’s hard to keep things bottled up, then it just bursts out one day because you get fed up.)
She added, “So every time na mag away kami ni DJ, iyon nag uusap kasi mas gusto ko yon eh. Yung mailalabas mo kung ba’t ka nainis, kung san ka nanggagaling. Both sides. Tapos yun, nakakatulong sya sa amin.”
(So every time I and DJ have a fight, we talk because I like it better that way. When you’re able to say why you got pissed off, where you’re coming from. Both sides. So there, that really helps us out.) /ra
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