Boy Abunda says KathNiel's split is the most shocking in his career

Boy Abunda says KathNiel breakup shocked him the most in his entire career

/ 11:42 AM May 22, 2024

Boy Abunda, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, collectively known as KathNiel. | Image: Screengrab from Luis Manzano/YouTube

Boy Abunda, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. | Image: Screengrab from Luis Manzano/YouTube

Dubbed as the King of Talk, Boy Abunda has witnessed numerous celebrity breakups, but when asked which separation shocked him the most to this day, the couple that has come to his mind is Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, collectively known as KathNiel.

Sitting down for “Luis Listens,” Abunda asserted that he did not foresee that the two would break up given their history.


“The first, again, couple that comes to mind is Daniel and Kathryn. I was shocked. Oo. Because during COVID, I did an interview with Daniel. […] Hindi ako ready do’n, I was shocked. 11 years together, and I’m a fan,” he said.


The TV host recalled the interview he did with Padilla, in which the latter mentioned something profound about forgiveness, which made Abunda think that the former couple’s relationship was going smoothly.

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“In that interview, Luis, tinanong ko si Daniel, what is worse than betrayal? I remember the question. What is worse than betrayal? Ang ganda-ganda ng sagot, ‘yun ang takeaway ko dun sa pag-uusap na ‘yon. Sabi niya, being forgiven,” shared Abunda.

“Isipin natin. Totoo ‘yun. ‘Yung to be forgiven na parang, ‘Wow, naintindihan ako, napatawad ako, pagkatapos ng kasalanan ko.’ I realized that. It triggered a long conversation I had with Bong. Sabi ko, oo ‘no, come to think about it. So, having come from that interview, akala ko, it was going to go smooth. Hindi pala. It was a misread,” he continued.

Bernardo and Padilla had been on-screen and real-life partners for 11 years. They confirmed their separation on Nov. 30 last year via separate Instagram statements. Despite the speculations surrounding their breakup, such as third parties on Padilla’s part, the two haven’t revealed the real reason for their split.

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