Instead of trying to tear people down, let’s take notes from these stars who lifted and cheered each other.
The showbiz industry can often be a high-stakes and high-pressure environment that’s made worse by the fact it’s played out in the public spotlight. As such, the idea some people get is that celebrities engage in petty squabbles and jealousy among their fellow stars. But that is not the full story. In a world where some would rather engage in fan wars or pit people against each other, these following celebrities aren’t afraid to show their love and appreciation to their fellow stars. Whether it be co-workers, people they admire, partners, or friends, these famous faces prove that the limelight isn’t all that cutthroat.
BIANCA UMALI AND RURU MADRID
From the screen to the runway, Bianca and Ruru are that power couple we all want to root for. But if you thought these two actors couldn’t raise the bar any further, they did when Bianca revealed on Instagram that Ruru surprised her at the airport. “After working far far away for how many days – I’ve been missing my person so bad and we weren’t sure when we would see each other again because of our schedules,” she captioned.
In turns out that she was in for a sweet surprise when her “sweet driver” aka Ruru picked her up. “I missed u…. di ako mapapagod na pasayahin ka araw-araw katulad nalang ng ipinangako ko sayo,” wrote Ruru in the comments section. All we can say is sana all.
CELESTE CORTESI AND MICHELLE DEE
Celeste and Michelle’s pageant journeys have crossed paths multiple times. But even with all the pressure of the pageant world, these two have nothing but love for each other. After the 2022 Miss Universe Philippine Coronation Night, Michelle shared a sweet message for Celeste as she bagged the crown. And now that it’s Michelle’s turn to compete at Miss Universe, Celeste is rooting for her sister. As she shared in an interview, “I really wish her all the best. I think she’s got it and she can really bring home the crown. I just want her to enjoy every minute of it.” We love queens supporting queens.
IVANA ALAWI AND BRETMAN ROCK
What do you call a baddie supporting another baddie? It’s this moment when Bretman went on Ivana’s DMs and shared with the actress and content creator how he loved watching her vlogs. See, even stars jump on the DMs to fangirl to their faves.
ALEXA ILACAD AND KD ESTRADA
One of the many things we love about Alexa and KD is how they aren’t shy about expressing their admiration for each other. Scroll down the comments section of any of Alexa’s IG posts, and chances are you’ll find KD hyping his queen up, as he should.
KATHRYN BERNARDO AND JULIA MONTES
The best kind of friendship is the one that stays with you through multiple chapters of your life. That’s the bond Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes have. Even after all these years of knowing each other, these two sisters keep each other close to their hearts. From attending each other’s premieres to rooting for success, you can bet Kath and Julia will be one of the first in line to cheer each other on. There’s a reason why they refer to themselves as the OG love team.
KAILA ESTRADA AND KIM CHIU
Kaila Estrada and Kim Chiu gave us an epic joint slay when their intense confrontation scene on Linlang went viral on social media. The former, in particular, was praised by netizens for her stellar acting. Taking to X (formerly Twitter), Kaila expressed her gratitude for the love, with Kim replying to the post as she further hyped her co-star.
KYLINE ALCANTARA AND MAVY LEGASPI
You know you won at life when your partner lifts you in your darkest days. For Mavy Legaspi then, he won the jackpot when he revealed earlier this year that when his 16-year-old golden retriever passed away, Kyline surprised him with a new baby golden named Arya. Lord, we see what you do for others.
MILES OCAMPO AND SHARLENE SAN PEDRO
sinasabi ko naman kasi sa inyo magaling talaga yang si Smile Ocampo @milesocampo_14 HAHAHAHA proud of you! 🤗— Sharlene San Pedro (@shar_sanpedro) February 15, 2023
If our friends don’t hype us like how Sharlene hypes Miles, then we don’t want it. After Miles’ performance as a young Marites Dimaguiba in the first episode of Batang Quiapo received widespread acclaim, Sharlene took to X (formerly Twitter) to show love to her beshie. Friends who slay roles together, stay together.
BELLA POARCH AND IVANA ALAWI
Bella is no stranger to showing her love and support to her fellow Filipino stars and personalities. And a favorite was when she tapped Ivana Alawi to make a brief cameo in her Inferno music video. Naturally, Bella had nothing but kind words as she thanked her Filipina sister for agreeing to do the role.
HANNAH AND DONNY PANGILINAN
While brothers and sisters can have their arguments, they can also form a bond that few things in this world can replicate. Case in point, Hannah and Donny Pangilinan and their goals of a sibling relationship. That was on full display during Donny’s 25th birthday as Hannah took to her Instagram stories to share the most wholesome three-part birthday message to her kuys.
JENNICA GARCIA AND JANINE GUTIERREZ
Friends support their friends’ career endeavors. Just take a look at when Jennica Garcia posted a photo of herself on Instagram beside a photo of her Dirty Linen co-star Janine Gutierrez at a Bench store. “Bakit ang perfect ng kapatid ko?… You always slay our #DirtyLinen Queen!” she wrote in the caption. Understandably, Janine took to the comments section to thank her for the love.
THE ABCD GIRLS
new yt video!!♬ original sound – Bea B
At this rate, if the ABCD Girls decide to open up a slot for their friend group, we would be first in line. From supporting each other’s projects to collaborating on content, going to a haunted house together, and more, you can bet Andrea, Bea, Criza, and Danica are confidently taking on the world together. As such, when your bestie has a big moment, you need to be there for them, like when Andrea, Bea, and Criza accompanied Danica to her date and even tried to sneakily get her a drink.
BRIAN PUSPOS AND JUNGKOOK
JUNGKOOK COMMENTED ON BRIAN PUSPOS’ TIKTOK VIDEO:— moni⁷ 𖠌 (@taeisthv) November 3, 2023
jk: yo bro… love you…
their friendship 🥺 pic.twitter.com/1wgqLkzina
Imagine your idol you grew up watching becomes your friend and co-worker. That’s the dream scenario Jungkook is living in after he personally chose Brian Puspos to be one of his backup dancers for his Golden era. From his music videos to TV show performances, you can spot Brian up there backing JK as he does his thing. And the love is mutual as the celebrated choreographer shared on TikTok a video of him with Jungkook’s Golden album, with the K-pop superstar sharing his appreciation in the comments.
HEART EVANGELISTA AND MARIAN RIVERA
If you look up the definition of “queens supporting queens” on the internet, you’ll find in the examples section when Heart Evangelista and Marian Rivera ended their rumored feud after they followed each other on Instagram. And if that wasn’t enough, the two icons have taken to leaving sweet messages and emojis on each other’s posts. Can you imagine if they reunite for a project? That’s an omega-level slay right there.