Bianca Umali and Ruru Madrid have kept their relationship extremely low-key and away from social media, with Ruru only posting his first ever photo with his rumored girlfriend on his Instagram in March of 2020, when Bianca turned 19. "Happy birthday moonlight," he captioned the photo. (Such a cute pet name, tbh!)
Four months later, we finally see Ruru on Bianca's feed, and the pic sends netizens and even their fellow celebs into a whirlwind of kilig. The post has garnered over 280,000 reactions, as of writing, and many celebs took to the comments section to express their ~feels~.
Of course, Ruru was one of the first to comment. While the photo was posted without a caption, Ruru said what we were all thinking and typed "Kiligs" followed by three heart emojis.
Bea Binene, Mikee Quinto, Lovely Abella, David Guison, Mark Herras, Michelle Dee, Edgar Allan Guzman, Camille Prats, Shaira Diaz, and Chynna Ortaleza are just some of the other stars who also posted their cute reactions, ranging from one-word reactions to full messages of support.
Ruru also corrected a commenter who questioned why Bianca was first to post. "Check my IG maam :)," Ruru posted. (A cute gesture, but gentle reminder that it's totally nbd if Bianca had posted first).
Bianca and Ruru's relationship timeline
Bianca and Ruru were first linked together as far back as 2018, according to a feature on PEP.ph. The two never confirmed the rumors and have only been spotted together in fan and friend photos. However, by August 2019, at the press conference for Ruru's single "Nawawala," the performer admitted that he is definitely in love with an *unnamed* girl, but that he prefers to keep his exclusive dating relationship private. Here's why:
"Gusto ko pong sabihin sa mga tao na itong babaeng ito ay mahal ko.
"Kaya lang, ang nagiging problema po kasi ay masyado na po kasi siyang nagiging public property.
"I mean, bawat kilos ninyo, pag nag-aaway kayo, alam na alam na ng mga tao, o kung saan kayo magpunta.
"Feeling ko po, iyong mga ganoon pong bagay, dapat po, pinipersonal po iyon."
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