With their cult following both online and offline, KathNiel composed of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla is undoubtedly one of the most bankable love teams of this generation. Despite this, Daniel Padilla’s mother actress Karla Estrada has still geared her son up for the possibility of being paired with a different actress in the future.
Of late, Julia Barretto, the youngest Barretto in showbiz, is the one being associated to the Teen King after rumors of the latter visiting the former on the set of her upcoming soap Mira Bella went around.
“Sa akin kasi inihanda ko na sa ganyan. [Sabi niya] ‘Hindi natin ‘yan mapipilit Ma, pero kung trabaho ‘yan okay,‘” she quoted the Got To Believe star as saying during her appearance on Buzz ng Bayan on Sunday.
She continued, “Kasi ang isang pagsasama kung talagang matibay hindi ‘yan masisira ng trabaho at kung sino sino lang.”
After her declaration, she then went on to address the very active and avid legion of fans of her son.
“Kaya para sa KathNiel maging malawak tayo sa ganong aspeto okay? Hindi ‘yung may konti kayong ano aawayin niyo agad kasi talagang papangaralan ko kayo sa Twitter. Kasi ngayon nangangaral ako eh,” she told them.
For her part, Julia, who was also a guest on the same Buzz ng Bayan episode, clarified that the rumors about her and Daniel weren’t true.
“Hindi po totoo ‘yun. Hindi po ako ang dinalaw kasi wala po ako nung day na ‘yon sa set. Kasi apparently ‘yung mga tao ng Mira Bella, same production ng [dati nilang show, ‘yung] Growing Up, so kilala niya. Pinuntahan niya ‘yung mga EPs, si Direk Jerome pero wala po ako no’n,” she explained.
But what if, she would be tasked to be part of a love triangle with with KathNiel?
“If ever that happens, well work is work. Trabaho lamang, ayaw kong masira ang love team,” she quipped.
With Karla on the show’s episode as well as Kathryn’s mother, Mommy Min Bernardo, the two mothers were naturally asked as to the true status of their children’s relationship.
Mommy Min, echoed KathNiel’s previous revelation that they are yet to be officially a couple but that they have a “mutual understanding.”
But what if this mutual understanding blossoms into a serious relationship?
“Sana ‘wag muna kasi bata pa, pero kung hindi mapipigilan okay naman si Daniel sa akin,” said the 17-year-old actress’s mother.
While Karla surmises that the Teen King and Queen won’t rush into anything because they both have huge dreams and bright future ahead of them.
“‘Yun naman ang nakikita namin. Sobrang nakakatuwa ‘yung dalawa kasi talagang nagku-kwentuhan sila ng mga pangarap nila together and not for themselves, pati sa amin, sa pamilya. At may malinaw sakanila na laging uunahin natin ang pamilya,” she said.