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Some Filipinos pull up receipts of Daniel Padilla’s past ‘red flags’ during relationship with Kathryn Bernardo

With the recent celebrity breakup that has shaken the Philippines, people are recalling the red flags of Daniel Padilla that went unnoticed. Video compilations have resurfaced recently on TikTok and threads on Reddit and X (formerly Twitter), putting a spotlight on the male star’s attitude towards his ex-girlfriend, Kathryn Bernardo, in the past.

In a Reddit thread, a compilation of videos featuring the actor’s red flags emerged. In the first video, Daniel Padilla seemingly displayed an aggressive reaction toward Kathryn Bernardo, causing her to freeze while they were at the Star Magic Ball in 2017. Fans speculated that it was due to Kathryn’s dress, which revealed her cleavage. It has been noticed before that Padilla seemed to be overprotective about Bernardo wearing revealing clothes.

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A user also pulled up a receipt showing how Daniel had been ‘controlling’ when it comes to Kathryn’s choice of clothing during their relationship.

In another video, the ex-couple was at a press conference, and Kathryn Bernardo jokingly mentioned that Daniel’s favorite (superhero movie, presumably) was “Gagamboy.” It’s evident from Daniel’s reaction that he did not appreciate the statement. Similar to the ‘Gagamboy’ clip, another one showed Kathryn joking around, and once again Daniel displayed what seemed to be ill-tempered manner towards his ex’s humorous antics. A video in the compilation also shows the ex-couple as guests on Vice Ganda’s show, “Gandang Gabi Vice,” where they discussed how Daniel Padilla lost focus because his ex was watching him. The actor maintained a negative attitude, expressing his dislike for being the subject of jokes as he remarked, “Walang ganon, Lagi akong magaling” [“There’s no such thing as like that, I’m always good (at what I do).”]

Another video emerged on X (formerly Twitter), with social media users reacting how Daniel Padilla has always been a “red flag” since day 1. The video was an excerpt from an episode of Kris Aquino’s former morning talk show “Kris TV,” wherein they talked about what were the Dos and Don’ts of Daniel for Kathryn. ”Don’t ang kumausap ng ibang lalaki… Kapag gusto makipag-usap, bawal” [ I don’t allow her to talk to other boys… If there are boys who want to do so, I won’t allow it]. When Kris Aquino questioned him further, Padilla answered, “Hindi puwede, kasi magagalit ako [It’s not allowed because I will get angry].”

People on social media expressed frustration that these ‘evidences’ of Daniel Padilla being a walking red flag shocked them as they went unnoticed for years.

Another fan also posted some receipts showing how Daniel was ‘insecure’ about Kathryn’s success.

Upon seeing the recent videos, some social media users expressed how glad they were that Kathryn Bernardo is happy and free now from the 11-year relationship she had with Daniel Padilla.

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Perhaps, these videos aged badly. Amidst the discourse, there’s a collective hope for Kathryn’s happiness and newfound freedom, signaling a shift in perspectives on what constitutes as healthy relationship dynamics in the public eye.


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