Kapamilya star Kira Balinger’s 18th birthday celebration is an intimate gathering of her family and friends at the Discovery Primea Makati earlier this month. All of the them were dressed to the nines—and one of the most talked-about on the magical event is hashtag member Ryle Paolo Santiago.
Aside from being one of the debutant’s 18 Roses, the rising Kapamilya star is also rumored to be the boyfriend of the young actress.
In case you still haven’t heard it, Ryle Santiago and Kira Balinger have long been rumored to a romantic couple since they attended the Star Magic Ball 2017 together. However, despite these speculations, the two young stars are just good friends.
Based on a previous interview with Kira, she told the “momshies” of “Magandanag Buhay” about her real score with Santiago. She said: “We’re really good friends.”
She also revealed that they really get along very well.
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“Marami kaming stuff in common and may tiwala naman ako sa kanya. He’s very respectful to me and to my parents. We get along well.”
Unknown to many of us, Balinger and Santiago already knew each other before the romantic speculations about them have started.
“Matagal na po kaming magkakilala. Acquaintances. Pero recently lang kami naging magkaibigan na close.”
As of now, the two young Kapamilya stars have a platonic relationship with each other. Balinger even pointed out that Santiago said: “hindi naman (nagpaparamdam) si Ryle.”
The young lady’s mother, on the other hand, said that she will support whatever her daughter’s decision is.
“Para sa’kin siguro nasa sa kanya ‘yun eh. Nasa sa kanya kung gugustuhin niya at kung makikita ko na karapat-dapat sa kanya (ang anak ko) at kasundo (namin siya). Then siguro maaaring boboto na rin ako.”
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