2017 has been a fairytale year for Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
A lot of their dream projects came true this year, and there’s nothing more heartwarming than seeing them leap to greater and greater heights with their hands (and hearts) intertwined more than ever.
We were with them through every single moment, and now it’s time to take a look back at the fun, crazy, and sweet year KathNiel has had!
1. They upped the kilig with “Can’t Help Falling in Love”
Kathryn and Daniel pulled out all the stops for “Can’t Help Falling in Love” and drove everyone CRAZY with their sweet kilig moments on-screen! Plus, it’s the movie that had every KathNiel fan dreaming of their idols’ real-life wedding!
Apart from making everyone’s hearts melt with its classic feel-good plot, “Can’t Help Falling in Love” was also a smashing success in the box office, garnering a whopping P300 million gross worldwide! It was also awarded Movie of the Year at the LionhearTV RAWR Awards, as well as Ultimate Movie of the Year at the 4th starcinema.com.ph. Awards.
2. Fantasy became reality in “La Luna Sangre”
“La Luna Sangre” is the most-awaited addition to the “Moonstone Trilogy” (“Lobo” and “Imortal”), and it definitely did not disappoint. As KathNiel’s very first fantaserye, it showed a very different side of the two: Kathryn is boyish and fierce as the “Bagong Itinakda” Malia, while Daniel flexed his action star chops (Padillang-Padilla!) as Tristan.
Of course, there has been no shortage of kilig moments between the two, and their love story continues to grow deeper as the story moves forward.
“La Luna Sangre” has also been awarded Best TV Show at the PMPC Star Awards for TV this year. Catch it weeknights on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.
3. KathNiel had more interactions on social media
Daniel is notorious for keeping clear off his social media, but 2017 was a whole new different year as it marked more Instagram posts for him, and most of them included Kathryn!
It’s also important to note Daniel usually posts black and white photos, but majority of his BAL-related posts are in color! 💙💙💙
Apart from his Instagram, Daniel was also more active on Twitter, and replied to Kathryn’s tweets in the cutest ways possible!
4. They took a stand against cyberbullying
More than the kilig, both Kathryn and Daniel also joined the Cybersmile Foundation last June, and were named the cyberbullying ambassadors in the country.
Love team with a heart of gold talaga!
5. KathNiel ventured into business
Both Kathryn and Daniel launched their respective businesses this year, and they’ve been super supportive of each other through it all!
Daniel was present at every branch opening of Kathryn’s nail salon Kathnails by KCMB at SM North Edsa, SM Mall of Asia, and Ayala Malls Cloverleaf.
Kathryn also accompanied her leading man at the opening of his gastropub District 8, co-owned by Vice Ganda and James Yap, among others.
Partners talaga sila sa lahat ng bagay! 💙
6. The Star Magic Ball was filled with sweetness
The Star Magic Ball has always been a kilig-filled event for KathNiel, but this year really takes the cake!
They stunned the red carpet in their complementing ensembles and gave huge doses of sweetness at the event itself.
Of course, Daniel’s gentlemanliness was also on full display, as he helped Kathryn with her gown multiple times that night.
Ang tamis talaga ng pag-ibig!
7. They went on out-of-town trips together
Although 2017 has been a jam-packed year for KathNiel, they still found the time to go on vacation together in their favorite getaway spot: the beach!
They started the year right by flying to Boracay with their families.
Then they went to El Nido, Palawan to celebrate Kathryn’s birthday last March.
They really look happiest when they’re together. 💖💖💖
8. Awards galore for KathNiel!
As one of the top love teams in the country, it’s no surprise KathNiel raked in a lot of awards this year. They won Movie Love Team of the Year at the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, and were named Ultimate Male and Female Movie Stars at the 4th starcinema.com.ph Awards.
They were also named Box Office King and Queen (the youngest recipients ever!) by the Box Office Entertainment Awards of Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation.
Of course, both Kathryn and Daniel also won multiple individual awards, including (but not limited to): Most Influential Film Actor and Actress of the Year at the EdukCircle Awards, as well as the Makabata Star Award at the AnakTV Awards.
It has been a great year for KathNiel, and we’re sure 2018 will be even better for them!
In the meantime, catch Daniel (with a special cameo from Kathryn!) in “The Revenger Squad” alongside Vice Ganda and Pia Wurtzbach. It’s now showing in cinemas nationwide!