“Kathniel break up CONFIRMED.”
Kathryn Bernardo has officially announced the end of her relationship with actor Daniel Padilla. The confirmation came through a detailed Instagram post shared by the actress on Thursday, November 30, 2023.
“Chapter closed. I hope this finally helps all of us move forward,” Bernardo said in her post.
“I’ve been in showbiz for almost 21 years now, 12 years as one-half of Kathniel, and 11 years as someone who loved Deej even behind the camera,” she added.
Bernardo emphasized that their relationship was authentic and not staged for public display. She asserted that their love was not influenced by cameras, fans, or the financial benefits that often accompany a successful celebrity couple.
“We were genuinely in love. We grew up together, dreamed together, and saw many of those dreams become a reality-still together. That’s almost half of my life that I would never regret and would never trade for anything in the world. These are 11 years that brought me joy, adventure, and the feeling of being home. Years that taught me the real meaning of unconditional love and friendship. He knew me more than anyone else. He was my first boyfriend. He was my comfort zone. He was my person. I will always have love for him,” Bernardo said.
Later, she disclosed that their relationship faced challenges, expressing that they exerted their utmost effort to overcome obstacles and make it work.
“We’ve been drifting apart for a while now, and we ultimately had to accept that we can’t go back to where we used to be. It just won’t be fair to pretend that everything is still the same. These past few months have been tough, but thank you for giving us the time we need to process the pain and finally face the elephant in the room,” Bernardo said.
“Our love story began with respect and ended with respect,” she added.
Bernardo urged her fans not to take sides in the breakup, emphasizing that both she and Padilla are committed to continuing their respective paths and still aspire to make their supporters proud.
“Kathniels, we know you are hurting, and trust me, this also hurts us both more than you can imagine. The last thing we want is for this family to break apart with everyone taking sides—please don’t. Deej and I will continue to support each other as we try to heal and move forward from this. We will continue to love you and make you proud, but we hope you understand that this is something we really need. We hope you can join us in this healing process and not let those precious memories go to waste. Kaya natin to,” Bernardo said.
Bernardo concluded her post with a heartfelt message directed towards Padilla:
“Deej, you gave me 11 beautiful years and the kind of love that I will forever cherish. I will always be grateful for you.”
Kathniel Break Up: Daniel's Side of Story
Shortly after Bernardo’s post, Padilla also took to Instagram to confirm Kathniel break up.
“Sa mundo, buhay at sa limitadong oras na tayo ay nandito, Isang malaking biyaya ang pagmamahal. Ang mahalin ka. At mahalin mo. Ang mga alaala natin ay laging kong baon sa aking puso at magiging liwanag sa mga madidilim kong araw,” Padilla said.
“Thank you for dancing with me during my highs and thank you for singing with me during my lows. Our lives may drift away, but our love will still ride that tide,” he added.
Padilla expressed gratitude to their fans for the years of unwavering support.
“Kathniels, Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal ninyo. Maraming salamat sa napaka gandang pinag samahan natin. Hindi namin ipagpapalit at hindi makukumpara kahit anong pang gawin nila. Hindi nila pwedeng sirain yun. This is beyond show business. Pamilya kayo at mga kaibigan. Magiging mahirap, pero kailangan natin yakapin ang kinabukasan,” Padilla said.
The actor also shared parting words for his partner of 11 years:
“Bal, ang pagmamahal ko sayo ay walang hanggan at walang katapusan.”
It was a sad news for their fans knowing that Kathniel break up rumors was true.