KC Concepcion Explains Closeness To Marian RiveraMany were surprised to know that KC Concepcion and Marian Rivera are actually close friends since they belong to different networks and even different social circles.
Marian is known to be maka-masa while KC is more of a socialite coming from the elite families of the Cunetas and Concepcions.
On December 30, Marian's wedding to fiance Dingdong Dantes, KC will stand as a secondary sponsor (cord). KC recalls how she and Marian, the Kapuso primetime queen, became close.
It was four years ago when she, Marian, Dingdong and KC's ex-boyfriend Piolo Pascual had a same endorsement. Marian is close to the Tuvieras because they were the ones who discovered her while KC is also close to that family.
One time, somebody told KC that back when Marian was first discovered, they gave her chocolates and she was over the moon about it. KC then realized Marian is not a snob and so unlike her Spanish mestiza looks.
She thought it would be nice to be close to her and be her friend. So, she gave her chocolates and since then, they became friends. They usually text each other to catch up.
Although they don't usually see each other, KC said she and Marian know that they will always be there for each other.
They have a certain "fondness" for each other, KC added.
Meanwhile, KC also talked about her growing relationship with rumored beau Paulo Avelino. KC and Paulo worked for the second time on an episode of ABS-CBN's Christmas Special, "Exchange Gift."
It was awkward at times because they had to transition from being friends to co-workers. She also saw how serious Paulo is in his craft. There were times when she doesn't bother him on the set because he might like to internalize and understand his character more.
KC believed they became very professional in this project because they acted as co-workers more than as friends.
They have long been rumored to be in a relationship and KC has always said Paulo is special to her and yet, she doesn't want to put any labels on their closeness.
"Between us naman, we know naman what we have, what we feel for each other." She doesn't want Paulo to get pressured about anything.
For example, Paulo is already 28 years old while KC is older than him by a couple of years. Her priorities are different from his, and he is also coming from a different situation. Paulo already has a son with former partner, LJ Reyes.
It's hard to be serious in a relationship when they are coming from different perspectives. "Yun lang, kaya ayaw naming i-label kasi, dun kami hindi masyadong nagmi-meet, to be honest."
Out of respect for Paulo, KC wants to give that space to him to grow as a man. She's here for him to help him improve and not to be a liability. At the same time, she wants to share with Paulo what she learned in family, life and work.
It's not about her or Paulo being ready. What's important is that they are compatible in some of the things that matter to them. There are just things that cannot be helped, KC explained.
The actress said she's very grateful for Paulo that he has been there for her through some of the toughest moments of her life. She appreciates the time he's giving for her, especially when she fell sick and it was Paulo who took care of her.
"The ways that I can show that I'm there, na kung hindi rin madali na intindihin minsan yung pinagdadaanan mo kasi, he's so quiet pa."
They are very honest and true to each other. They don't want to be "showbiz" about it.