It's hard to find true friends, and it's a lot harder when you're in showbiz.
This is why singer Kiana Valenciano treasures the friendship she has with a selected number of people.
"I love my friends, I treat my friends as family," Kiana told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) in an exclusive interview at the launch of COED by Oxygen in Green Sun, Makati City on July 3.
"I make sure to take care of the relationships that I have that prove to be worth it.
"I think that when you have a friend who is like a sister or who is like a brother, if you guys treat each other with the same amount of respect, and you love each other, that's the type of friendship that you can say that will last a lifetime.
"And that's the type of friendships that I like."
Kiana shared a few details about her BFFs.
"I have a lot of childhood friends. There's KC del Rosario, I've known since I was 10 years old.
"Ria [Atayde], I've known since high school. Of course, there's Nadine [Lustre], Lauren [Reid], and Andrea Luis.
"Right now, I would have to say that they are my core-girl group. And yeah, I do my best to take care of our relationships."
Kiana prefers quality over quantity when it comes to choosing her friends.
She further explained, "I'd rather have a small, close-knit group of true friends than a big group of fake friends.
"That's why in my life, I've cut off people—not to say that we're not friends anymore—but they aren't in the core group anymore.
"I just need to make sure that I'm surrounded by people that I can trust, that love me as much as I love them, and that only see good things happening for me."
Does she have fights with her BFFs?
"I think that all friendships... you can't test a friendship without a little bit of an argument here and there.
"But I think that I'm so lucky to have friends that are so understanding and that I understand as well.
"We never leave a small disagreement turn in to a huge fight.
"I think with the right amount of communication and with honestly, it's safe to say that big fights can be avoided."