2020 was a very promising year for Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla with back-to-back announcements and projects lined-up for them — until the pandemic happened.
While the pandemic and the ABS-CBN shutdown affected the entertainment industry, KathNiel stood strong, remained humble, and conquered these challenges together. Look back at how 2020 remained a blessed year for them amidst it all:
Kathryn launches her Youtube channel
Kathryn surprised her fans as she officially launched her Youtube channel "Everyday Kath" in January 2020. According to the actress, she created the channel so she can share glimpses of her everyday life to her fans, especially the "not-so-glamorous parts."
KathNiel series among ABS-CBN's teleserye line-up
The KathNiel series, with the title "Tanging Mahal," was among the shows unveiled by ABS-CBN when it officially released its lineup for 2020.
Kathryn receives her award from PeopleAsia
Kathryn personally received her award after being one of the 16 personalities named as “People of the Year” by PeopleAsia. She was recognized for her exceptional prowess in film, after being the undisputed Box Office Queen of her generation.
KathNiel movie announcement
In a story conference in February 2020, it was announced that Kathryn and Daniel are set to reunite with blockbuster director Cathy Garcia-Molina and Creative Producer and screenwriter Carmi Raymundo in "After Forever."
KathNiel stars in "The House Arrest of Us"
Kathryn and Daniel spread light during the taxing pandemic with their family comedy series "The House Arrest of Us." This is the first time the two starred in a digi-movie series alongside Gardo Versoza, Ruffa Gutierrez, Dennis Padilla, Herbert Bautista, Arlene Muhlach, and more.
Daniel holds first digital concert
Daniel staged his first-ever digital concert titled "APOLLO" via KTX.ph, where thousands of his fans tuned in virtually. Of course, Kathryn showed her support as she cheered for him off stage.
KathNiel mounts own Halloween celebration
While Star Magic's Black Magic wasn't able to return for another year due to the pandemic, Kathryn and Daniel decided to hold their own Halloween celebration with their celebrity friends, the Nguya Squad. Kathryn and the girls dressed up as corpse brides, while Daniel and the boys transformed into zombies.
Kathryn among Forbes Asia's 100 Digital Stars
Kathryn was among the Filipino celebrities included in Forbes magazine's inaugural list of 100 top digital stars in Asia. The list recognizes film, music, and TV personalities across the Asia Pacific region "who have taken the digital world by storm."
KathNiel stars in Ben&Ben's music video
Kathryn and Daniel fulfilled Ben&Ben's "dream collaboration" when they agreed to star in the music video of their song “Sa Susunod na Habang Buhay.” In the MV, the couple played as lovers stuck in a time loop — every time one dies, they go back to their first date with one of them carrying memories from their previous run.
More KathNiel videos here!
Must Be Love | Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla | Supercut
She's Dating the Gangster | Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla | Supercut
The House Arrest of Us' Bloopers | Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla | 'The House Arrest of Us'
See more of KathNiel's previous years here:
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2011 with Kathryn and Daniel
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2012 with Kathryn and Daniel
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2013 with Kathryn and Daniel
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2014 with Kathryn and Daniel
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2015 with Kathryn and Daniel
KATHNIEL DECADE: 2016 with Kathryn and Daniel