New celebrity couple Diego Loyzaga and Barbie Imperial finally shares the development of their relationship from friends to lovers.
Last January 1, 2021, the two surprised their fans by announcing about their romance on Instagram.
On a vlog uploaded by Star Magic, the two talked about how they realized their feelings for each other.
Revealed the actress, they became friends by 2018.
“Pero that time wala kaming something,
“Friends lang talaga…pero crush ko siya nun,” she said.
On a separate interview with the actress last November 2020, Barbie was was still firm with her decision of being friends with Diego despite of the latter showing interest on her.
“Recently nung pumunta sila sa house, parang ako, hindi pa rin. Kasi kaibigan ko siya at alam ko ang pinagdaanan niya. Ayaw ko ‘yung babae na ibi-break ‘yung heart ni Diegs. So parang tinuloy namin na hindi, maging friends na lang tayo. Kapag alam mo kasi ang pinagdaanan ng tao parang ayaw mo siyang ibalik sa sitwasyon na ‘yon ulit,”
Going back, Diego said that he has always been touched with Barbie’s effort and care for him especially during his dark days.
“Ako yung kumukulit noon kay Barbie. Ako yung nagme-message sa kanya.
“Then na-realize naming dalawa na na-friendzone kami sa isa’t isa,
“Then nawala ako for a while,”
Diego was talking about his almost 2 years hiatus on showbiz.
“Isa si Barbie sa mga humingi ng update ‘tsaka nag-message,
“Nakita ko na tunay siyang kaibigan.”
They were also able to know each other during a beach getaway with their friends, where they became more cozy with each other.
After a while, Barbie and Diego scheduled a trip exclusive for both of them only, and that is where they started talking about their real score.
Barbie said that he even asked her boyfriend, “tatanungin mo ba ako kung magiging tayo?”
“Sabi niya [Diego] lang, ‘Ano, tayo na?’ Sabi ko, ‘Oo,’” she added.
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