Kris Aquino has opened up about her recent reconnection with old friend, actor JM de Guzman. And like all great stories of modern-day friendships, it was prompted by a social media gesture.
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In an interview with members of the press after the Grand Media Launch of her upcoming movie "I Love You, Hater", the Queen of All Media said, "Nag-reconnect kami ni JM. He was my friend from way back and then ni-like niya 'yung isang picture [ko online], I don't know why I saw na ni-like niya. So, finollow ko siya para ma-direct message ko siya at kinamusta ko siya."
According to Kris, she admires and respects JM's journey of survival in the industry. JM had struggled with drug abuse for a few years and entered rehab twice before cleaning up for good and hustling for one of the most impressive showbiz comebacks we've seen in a while.
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Kris enthused, "I said, 'I'm so proud of you, I'm so proud' tapos sabi niya, 'coming from you, thank you ah, pero kasi ikaw ang mas nakaka-proud.' Sabi ko na, kinailangan mong pagdaanan ang rock bottom siguro para malaman mo kung anong pinagdadaanan noong mga kailangan mag-survive. So, I have a new respect for survivors."
JM brushed shoulders with Kris during the "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" days. He had sat down for multiple interviews on the now-defunct talk show back in 2014.
The actor now stars in the hit "Precious Hearts Romances" series "Araw Gabi" alongside Barbie Imperial. Kris, on the other hand, topbills "I Love You, Hater" with love team Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto. It's set to hit cinemas this June 11.
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