Diether Ocampo feels privileged that Kris Aquino considers him as one of her closest male friends.
Diether Ocampo was really flattered when told that Kris Aquino included him in her top three men who are being romantically linked to her. He had no idea that Kris considered him as a potential partner when they first started shooting Dalaw. One thing he could say for sure though is that their friendship grew stronger after this project. "Si bestie Kris, matagal na kaming magkakilala pero ngayon ko lang tlaga napatunayan kung gaano siya kagaling, kung gaano siya kabait at kung gaano siya kasarap katrabaho. Kaya ngayon tinutukso niya ako na, 'lsquo;Nagkakaroon ka siguro ng withdrawal syndrome dahil nami-miss mo ako.'rsquo; Pero definitely 'lsquo;di lang ako makaka-miss sa kanya," he began.
Perhaps Diether saw a kindred spirit in Kris because of their mutual desire to help the less privileged in any way they can. "Marami ang makakapagpatunay, hindi lang ako, kung gaano siya ka-generous. Buong suporta siya kapag may kinakailangan bawat tao na nakatrabaho niya. Hindi lang yun. Napatunayan ko din nung nagpunta kami sa hometown ko sa Bacoor, Cavite, dahil nag-distribute kami dun ng regalong pampamilya at sa mga bata. Nakakatuwa kasi napakabait niya."
Which is why it was also easy for Diether to treat Kris every now and then during the shoot of their movie. There were the three Louis Vuitton bags that he bought her from his trip to Guam as well as the supply of her favorite coffee. which he provided when things got hectic for her on the set. "Siyempre madami tayong nalalaman about her na, 'lsquo;Ah ito pala mga hilig niya.'rsquo; Kaya ano ba naman yung maalala mo siya pag bumabyahe ka at mag-uwi ka man lang ng pasalubong? Normal naman sa mga magkakaibigan 'lsquo;yan," he explained.
When told that Kris would like to give him a house or a car if she can, Diether simply replied, "Ay! Kung merong magregalo why not? I'rsquo;ll definitely accept it with arms wide open. Hahaha. Hindi naman ako masyadong mahilig sa materyal na bagay. Ito pa lang project namin napakalaking regalo na para sa akin. Para maging successful ang Dalaw, sobra-sobrang regalo na yun."