Toni Gonzaga remarked that she considers Bianca Gonzalez and Mariel Rodriguez as her real-life sisters.
In an episode of I Feel U, Toni, Bianca, and Mariel discussed their friendship and how it remained strong and blossomed through the years.
Toni relayed that as she grew and evolved, she realized that Bianca and Mariel are really her friends.
“When I was in my 20s, I have to admit this, I thought I had a lot of friends in the industry. And then eventually as you grow older, you realize they were just your co-workers, merely colleagues. As you evolve through life, you really realize, these are really my friends,’” Toni said.
Mariel agreed saying that their friendship really went beyond work.
"I agree 100%. For me, kayo 'yun. Para sa akin, kayo 'yun. 'Yung sasabihin kong kaibigan ko and puwede kong gawing ninang ng mga anak ko, ganung level. I know that the friendship went beyond the work. 'Yung hindi siya dahil nagkasama tayo sa isang trabaho tapos nagtawanan tayo, nag-share tayo ng konting kuwento. Alam ko na mas malalim 'yung friendship,” she said.
Bianca remarked that the three of them almost share the same milestones and that's what she thinks why their friendship really became strong over the years.
“I think malaking bagay talaga 'yung daily work together for how many years. Pero siguro 'yung parang nagpa-crossover from just workmates to sisters, one is siyempre 'yung mga life milestones natin. Halos sabay-sabay in different years lang. Dati mga heartbreak, mga iniwan, mga nasawi tapos nakahanap ng bagong pag-ibig, nakahanap ng ‘the one,’ kinasal, nagkaanak, magkakasunod 'yun eh,” Bianca stated.
She added that what she admires most about their friendship is how they became a safe space for each other.
“Aside from that, I think 'yung isang sobra kong na-appreciate is sa ating tatlo, feeling ko talaga safe space. Anything I share or you share, we will not judge each other,” she stated.