On February 7, 2021, which was also the variety show's 26th anniversary celebration, she was given a warm welcome, and took charge of several hosting spots.
The new Kapamilya also performed “No Hearts” by Gibbs.
One of the Kapamilya artists who tweeted on social media about Janine’s ASAP welcome was It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda.
Vice, taking note of the flowers Martin Nievera gave to Janine after her performance, quipped, “Andami ng naipong bulaklak ni Janine sa dami ng pawelcome sa kanya.
"Kumita ang Dangwa impernez! O loko! #ASAP26”
Janine reposted Vice’s tweet and replied, “WAHAHHA ang sarap pala talaga maging kapamilya”
Fans of Janine also reacted, remembering her past teleserye on GMA-7 titled Dangwa, which aired from October 2015 to January 2016.
Janine also reposted the tweet of former Kapuso singer-actress Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, who joked, “Alam nyo gumising ako feeling ko ang ganda ko eh tapos nakasalubong ko si @janinegutierrez gumuho ang ilusyon ko sa life. welcome to ASAP @janinegutierrez [smiling emoji]”
Janine replied, MISS REG!!!!!! Hanggang anklet mo lang ako!!!!!! Thank you ily forever!!!!!! #faneyforlife”
Regine and Janine used to work in GMA-7’s defunct variety shows Party Pilipinas and Sunday All-Stars.
Darren Espanto, who interviewed Janine through ASAP’s online show iWant ASAP, expressed in his tweet his admiration for the actress.
He wrote, “Wait lang, di ko kinaya nung nag ‘Hi Darren’ si Ate Janine saakin sa iWant ASAP. Parang nag-lag utak ko eh HAHA”
Janine replied, “Na-starstruck ako eh. Nice to see you!! [hearts emoji]”
Janine officially signed a contract with ABS-CBN on January 15, 2021.
On January 24, 2021, she appeared and was introduced in ASAP as a Kapamilya.
In late 2020, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) reported that Janine would transfer to ABS-CBN after the expiration of her contract with GMA Artist Center.