The Game 1 hero was shookt, to say the least.
Bonifacio Day took on a different meaning last Thursday as athletes, celebrities, and the general Marites all needed a sudden holiday after the break-up of popular love team Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla was confirmed.
It was everyone's Roman Empire. People were shookt and had to kneel down the grocery aisle. It was worthy enough of a #WojBomb from Adrian Wojnarowski.
Just to be clear: It's fake.
NBA megastar LeBron James, meanwhile, had to finally use up his load management because it was too much to handle.
Just to be clear: It's also fake.
What happened to Deej and Kath, however, was very real.
PVL stars like Cignal HD Spikers' Jovelyn Gonzaga, F2 Logistics Cargo Movers’ Jolina dela Cruz, Choco Mucho Flying Titans’ Des Cheng, and Petro Gazz Angels' Grethcel Soltones had to chime in.
Even the happily-married weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz felt it was too much to beat.
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Local ballers were also affected, like UP Fighting Maroons wingman Harold Alarcon. The Player of the Game in Game 1 of the UAAP Season 86 finals shared a one-word reaction to the development.
Apparently, aside from focusing on Sunday's Game 2, Alarcon is also keeping tabs on the KathNiel breakup. Because that's what any responsible Filipino would do.
Calling for a prayer circle that Alarcon and volleyball star Roma Mae Doromal remain stronger than ever.
Will this affect UP's chances to sweep the De La Salle Green Archers in the finals this Sunday?
Will it be UP's turn to write, "Chapter closed"?
Or maybe La Salle will write, "We hope you can join us in this healing process and not let those precious memories go to waste. Kaya natin 'to."