He previously admitted that he would like to pursue courting the Teen Queen once she turned 18. Now that Kathryn is already 18-years-old, rumor has it that the two teen superstars are already in a relationship. In an interview by Pep.ph, Daniel made the following statement:
“Parang lang. Hindi pa sigurado si Erpat. Ako lang makakasagot niyan. Hindi nga puwede. Hindi pa puwede. Let’s wait.”
However, in a separate interview by Pep.ph, Daniel’s father Rommel Padilla has a hunch about his son’s love life.
“Kung ako nga ang tatanungin mo, may espesyal yung dalawa sa isa’t isa,” he said.
“Hindi ko naman tinatanong kung ‘Magsyota na ba talaga kayo, anak?’ Ang lagi kong sinasabi, ‘Kung meron kang napupusuan, kailangang iparamdam, ipakita. Huwag i-deny,’” he added.
The Teen King’s father, however, received flak from KathNiel fans after advising his son to ‘sacrifice’ his love life and prioritize his career. Some followers of Daniel and Kathryn misinterpreted Rommel’s advice and they thought he is against the relationship of their idols.
“May sinabi ako na kailangan isakripisiyo ang pag-ibig muna. Huwag muna titignan ‘yan. “Yung disiplina, yung hanap-buhay mo, ‘yan muna ang bigyan ng pansin,” Rommel clarified.
During the press conference for the MMFF 2014 entry “Bonifacio: Ang Unang Pangulo,” Daniel defended his father from extreme KathNiel fans.
“Dati ‘di naman nila ako tinatamaan, eh, kaso ngayon medyo bumanat sila sa pamilya ko…Ngunit ‘yun nga ang sinasabi ko, may mga nagmamarunong na, na akala mo sila ‘yung nagpapakain sa amin, sila yung nagpalaki sa amin…’Yun ang malungkot,” Daniel stated.
Kathryn and Daniel are currently vying for 2014 “Covergirl” and “Cover Guy” of the Year, respectively!
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