Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla admitted that there had been times when they almost lost each other.
In fact, according to the Kathniel love team, some of their scenes in the movie The Hows of Us somewhat resembled what they have been through in the past.
The two revealed this during the August 22 press conference of their movie at ABS-CBN's 9501 restaurant, ELJ Building, Quezon City.
Daniel confirmed, "Oo, nanggaling yun sa mga ibang eksena namin sa buhay ni Kathryn."
In the movie, George (Kathryn) and Primo (Daniel) broke up after seven years while they were still struggling to chase their dreams.
Years later, Primo reentered George's life to win her back.
George is then torn whether to learn from her past experiences with Primo, or to take the risk of giving him another chance.
Just like their characters, Kathryn said that there was also a time when they had to choose whether to stay together or to end the relationship.
"Yes, may nangyari talaga. Kasi sa isa namang relationship, hindi yan smooth parati, di ba?
"Meron talagang mga taon o mga panahon na, 'Okay, medyo umaano, ha.'"
How did they save their real-life relationship?
The 22-year-old actress answered, "Kasi gusto namin.
"For me, choice niyo yun parati dalawa kung itutuloy pa ba or ilalaban pa ba, and yun yung pinili namin.
"I think I made the right choice and for me naman kasi, sa isang relationship, kahit gaano natin siya gustong maging perfect, hindi siya mangyayari.
"Basta ang importante dito, yung may natutunan ka. Sabay kayo mag-gu-grow and move on and yun yung pinili namin ni DJ [Daniel's nickname]."
Daniel, meanwhile, believes that it is always the decision of a couple that will allow them to save their relationship.
"Lagi naman siyang desisyon di ba? Maraming beses na tinatanong mo kung gusto mo pa ba or kaya mo pa ba 'to. Hindi naman ako love guru or something pero personal, e.
"Ako, lagi akong bumabalik. Bakit nga ba, sa simula ng lahat ng ito, bakit ko nga ba minahal itong taong ito?
"Kasi nag-aaway kayo ngayon, pero siyempre, kailangan mong tignan yung mas malalim na ano sa problema na ito.
"Kasi maaaring nagkakaproblema lang tayo ngayon pero saan ba tayo galing at nasaan na ba tayo ngayon? So laging ganun lang."
In the trailer of The Hows of Us, some scenes showed George and Primo having confrontation scenes, most of which were done while being drenched in the rain.
Daniel said that just like any other relationship, he and Kathryn also went through these moments. "Oo, yung mga dramatic na ganung eksena."
However, Kathryn said, "Ay, hindi naman ako tumakbo sa ulan! Mas maganda nga sana, e. Pero dagdag ni Direk Cathy na yung ulan."
During this press conference, Daniel and Kathryn officially admitted that they have been together for five years.
The movie directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina opened last August 29 in theaters.
According to the most recent announcement of Star Cinema, The Hows of Us already grossed P279,511,148.29 in the box office, as of September 2.