Everything seemed fine between Francine Diaz and Andrea Brillantes now despite the problems between them in the past, but the stars are yet to align with these two hottest young actresses of ABS-CBN whose busy schedules prevent them from continuing with a Gold Squad reunion.
Gold Squad is a subset of young stars who headlined the hit Kapamilya teleserye “Kadenang Ginto,” namely Diaz, Brillantes, Seth Fedelin and Kyle Echarri.
Diaz and Fedelin are part of the new game show on ABS-CBN called “It’s your lucky day,” hosted by Luis Manzano, which will temporarily replace the afternoon show “It’s Showtime” as it serves its 12-day suspension by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB).
Brillantes and Echarri will reportedly make a guest appearance on the show, although dates have not yet been announced.
Diaz and Fedelin claimed that scheduling conflicts are complicating the foursome’s potential reunion.
“Hindi rin po namin alam kase ‘yung mga schedule namin, hindi talaga nagtugma (We don’t know when they will appear because our schedules don’t match at all),” Diaz said when asked when their reunion will take place during the screening of the web series ‘Fractured’.
Fedelin noted that Brillantes and Echarri are also filming their youth series “Senior High.”
“Sina Blythe at Kyle, nagfi film with ‘Senior High’, maraming ginagawa so mahirap po talaga (magkatagpo). Kagaya po ng (schemes namin ni Francine), kan mga araw na absent nand’un si Francine,” he said.
(Blythe and Kyle are filming ‘Senior High’ and doing a lot of things. It’s hard for us to meet. Just like Francine and my schedules. There are times when I’m absent from ‘It’s Your Lucky Day’ while Francine over there.)
Shortly after Gold Squad was formed by ABS-CBN in 2020, the Kapamilya stars eventually went their separate ways in 2021.
Tension arose among the squad members when fans noticed that Brillantes and Diaz unfollowed each other on Instagram in January 2022.
This was followed by reports that Brillantes confronted Diaz in a dressing room amid reports that then-on-screen partner Fedelin was courting her.
Diaz’s manager subsequently denied that there was any dating between his ward and Fedelin. But as Brillantes’ fans continued to bash Diaz, her mother called out the former for alleged “bullying.”
In April 2022, Brillantes decided to be honest and say that she and Fedelin were in a two year relationship before breaking up in October 2021.
Although they ended their relationship “on good terms,” the ex-couple vowed to continue working together and loving each other “as a friend.” Brillantes’ confession came after she went official with actor-basketball player Ricci Rivero.
Meanwhile, Diaz and Fedelin, collectively known as “Franseth,” were launched by ABS-CBN as a love team for the primetime series “Dirty Linen,” their first official collaboration. EDV