More than a decade since they first worked together in "May Bukas Pa," Zaijian Jaranilla and Xyriel Manabat remain the best of friends.
During their "Magandang Buhay" interview earlier today, October 14, the former child stars opened up about their decade-long friendship.
"Lagi ko po kasi 'yan binu-bully dati, eh. Tapos lagi ko po siya inaasar na pango. Tapos tawag naman niya sa'kin mata [kasi] malaki po ang mata ko dati. Mahilig lang po kami mag-asaran tapos kung ano po 'yung trip ko, trip niya rin po," Zaijian recalled.
Xyriel then described Zaijian as "bully," but also a brother figure whom she considers as part of her family.
"Sobrang kuya ko po 'yan. Hindi pa po kami lumalabas sa TV sabay na po kami. Kasama po 'yung lola niya, [magkasama na kami] sa fashion show at auditions, mga ganyan. So talagang matagal na po kaming magkakilala. Sobrang na-establish na magkapatid po kami," she shared.
"Kapag pupunta sila rito or pupunta kami or kapag po mga overnight po ang taping, kami-kami ng mga family namin ang magkakasama sa room, tapos nagba-bonding po," she added.
"Sa friendship po namin, kahit hindi po kami lagi magkausap or hindi po kami nagkikita talaga as in parang once in a blue moon na lang po, kapag nagkita naman po or kapag nag-usap, parang wala naman pong nangyari, wala pong nagbago," Xyriel continued.
Watch their interview here:
Zaijian landed his first-ever leading role in a movie in the upcoming coming of age flick, “Boyette.” Helmed by Jumbo Albano, "Boyette" will soon be released on KTX.ph, iWantTFC, SkyCable, and Cignal, and is powered by Cinexpress.
Meanwhile, Xyriel recently graduated from high school last June.
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