For Diego Loyzaga and Barbie Imperial, falling in love wasn’t some fantasy they forced to happen. Everything just clicked and before they knew it, they were in it deep.
In an interview with Star Magic, the young couple recalled they were actually just friends when they first hung out. Although, Barbie admitted she was already crushing on Diego by then, they put each other on the “friendzone.”
When Diego took a hiatus from showbiz and from social media, Barbie never failed reaching out to him.
“Nawala ako for a while. Isa si Barbie sa mga humingi ng update ‘tsaka nag-message. Nakita ko na tunay siyang kaibigan,” said Diego.
Even though Barbie was rarely getting replies, she still decided to greet him on his birthday and he replied with a simple “thank you.” To her surprise, Diego did the same for her when her birthday came.
When Barbie and her friends planned a beach trip, she thought of asking Diego to come. “Pinilit ko siya, as a friend. Walang malisya,” she said.
Diego added, “Nagpaalam si Bie (Barbie’s nickname) sa mommy ko. Dun ko nakita na sincere siyang kaibigan, kasi ipinagpaalam ako sa nanay ko.”
The group drove to a beach in Pangasinan and there, the two got to have a “heart-to-heart” talk. Going back to Manila, Diego insisted Barbie to ride with him.
Soon after, Barbie started developing feelings for Diego. However, she couldn’t figure out what it was at first. “Hindi ko alam, bigla na lang, parang sobra na yung pake ko para sa kanya,” she said.
Diego then tried to ask Barbie out several times, but she had to decline as she was going into a strict locked-in shoot.
“Kinukulit ko siya araw-araw,” Diego admitted.
When Barbie finally had some free time, they got to see each other again and everything just fell into place.
After a while, Diego decided it was finally time to take their relationship to the next level. So he planned a sweet surprise for her, complete with flowers, candles, balloons, and even polaroids of them together.
Of course, Barbie knew what was about to happen, so she went ahead asked Diego, “Tatanungin mo ba ako kung magiging tayo?” And then, “Sabi niya lang, ‘Ano, tayo na?’ Sabi ko, ‘Oo.’”
Hear that? That’s the sound of our hearts crying with kilig, admiration, and envy all at once.
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