- Barbie Imperial and Diego Loyzaga shared that they started out as good friends years ago
- Their friendship stalled when Diego walked away from showbiz due to mental health issues
- They were able to resume their friendship in 2020 amid the pandemic lockdown
- During an out-of-town trip in 2020, they finally became an official couple
Barbie Imperial and her boyfriend, Diego Loyzaga, discussed their relationship in a YouTube video by Star Magic.
The lovebirds shared that they started out as good friends years ago when Barbie already had a crush on Diego.
“Pero that time wala kaming something. Friends lang talaga…pero crush ko siya nun… Naging friends na lang kami,” Barbie said.
However, their friendship stalled when Diego walked away from showbiz due to mental health issues. Even if he was not replying anymore, Barbie continued to message Diego asking for updates about his life.
“Then nawala ako for a while… Isa si Barbie sa mga humingi ng update ‘tsaka nag-message… Nakita ko na tunay siyang kaibigan,” Diego shared.
In 2020, Barbie and Diego resumed their friendship and were regularly playing video games with each other online during the pandemic lockdown.
Later on in the year, Barbie asked Diego to go with her to a beach in Pangasinan with their other friends. Their heart-to-heart talk during the trip deepened their feelings and understanding of each other.
“Pinilit ko siya, as a friend. Walang malisya. Hindi ko alam, bigla na lang, parang sobra na yung pake ko para sa kanya,” the actress explained.
After returning to Metro Manila, Barbie and Diego decided to go out of town again but without their friends.
They finally became an official couple during that second out-of-town trip.
“Sabi niya [Diego] lang, ‘Ano, tayo na?’ Sabi ko, ‘Oo,’” Barbie happily recalled.
Barbie Imperial is an actress who rose to stardom when she became part of the “Pinoy Big Brother: 737”.
Because of her beauty, she was called the “Doll along the Riles of Albay”. The “Araw Gabi” afternoon series with JM de Guzman was considered to be one of her biggest breaks yet.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Diego’s mother showed support for his relationship with Barbie. Teresa Loyzaga advised Barbie and Diego to always protect and love each other because they both deserve to be happy.
The actress also went viral after she hinted at getting cheated on years ago. However, Barbie Imperial did not mention the name of the person who cheated on her.
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