Kathryn Bernardo sent social media users in a frenzy when she retweeted a picture of her and Daniel Padilla that had the caption “Mr. and Mrs. Ford.”
The picture was originally posted by John Valle, a celebrity hairstylist.
— KATH 🐘 (@bernardokath) November 19, 2018
“Ford” is part of Padilla’s full name — Daniel John Ford Padilla.
Fans of the love team speculated that the couple might be engaged or even married but as of this writing, there has been no confirmation.
The KathNiel love story
KathNiel — a portmanteau of Kathryn and Daniel’s name — traces its story back in 2011, when the two appeared in the teen drama series “Growing Up.”
One year after, they were paired in the romance-drama “Princess and I.” While Bernardo starred in the series with Enrique Gil and Khalil Ramos, viewers rooted for her and Padilla due to their onscreen chemistry.
They eventually appeared Star Cinema movies such as “Sisterakas,” “24/7 in Love,” “She’s Dating the Gangster,” “Must Be Love,” “Pagpag: Siyam na Buhay,” “Crazy Beautiful You,” “Can’t Help Falling in Love,” “Barcelona: A Love Untold” and “The Hows of Us,” among others.
Television series like “Got to Believe” and “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” also showed their chemistry and their offscreen bonding with each other.
By August 2018, the pair admitted that they have been officially in a relationship for “more than five years.”
Padilla explained that their relationship developed since both of them spend so much time together, onscreen and offscreen.
“Sa personal at propesyonal, s’ya lang ang kasama ko. Happy ako ngayon,” he said.
They also admitted that talks of marriage and family have also surfaced between them.
Bernardo said, “Kung hindi mo nakikita future mo sa tao, ba’t ka magiistay? Kami ni DJ, kapit-kamay kami kasi we see a future together.”