Could that be the sound of young love ringing in the air? Probably not. BFF5 member and Kapamilya actress Kira Balinger insisted that she and rumored boyfriend Ryle Santiago are just really good friends. In an interview with ABS-CBN’s “Magandang Buhay” last October 2017, Kira said that she and the Hashtag member get along very well because of all the things they have in common.
The actress said:
“Matagal na po kaming magkakilala. Acquaintances. Pero recently lang kami naging magkaibigan na close.”
Kira also revealed that she is currently happy with her friendship with Ryle, and that the latter does not seem to be dropping any hints about wanting to court her.
Her mother, Vicky Balinger, was also present during the same interview. Of course, the ‘momshies’ put her in the hot seat and asked for her take on her daughter’s alleged suitor. When asked if she approves of Ryle for her daughter, the doting mom said it would be up to the Hashtag member himself to prove to her that he is worthy of her daughter.
The interview happened days after the Star Magic Ball, where Ryle brought Kira as his date. According to the BFF5 member, she was “shookt” when Ryle asked her to the ball.
Kira shared, “Ambush [‘yon]. Hindi ko in-expect!”
However, she said she was thankful that Ryle asked her to come with him to the ball as everything turned perfectly fine. She said she owes it to the Hashtag member for making her Star Magic Ball memorable.
For his part, Ryle took to Instagram to share how much fun he had that night:
“I cannot express what a fun night it was last night and that is thanks to you. I enjoyed singing and dancing to 80’s music with your parents! kira_balinger”
What can you say about the real score between Kira Balinger and Ryle Santiago? Do you think they can be more than friends in the future? Comment away!