If their attendance in yacht parties with Tim Yap and other socialites isn't enough to clue you in on how friendly they are, we don't know what will. Nadine Lustre and James Reid do make a sociable showbiz pair. But for fans who have known them since the beginning, JaDine's BFFs are also fellow VIVA talents Yassi Pressman and André Paras.
Calling their squad CineGang (a fun word play on sinigang), André, Yassi, James, and Nadine became close on the set of Diary ng Panget in 2013. While each played contrast to the other, it all became a lovable friendship. It looked like it was ripped off straight from a high school rom-com: James played the brooding heartthrob, Nadine the rising star, Yassi as the cheerleader, and André the jock. Dare we say, before the #SquadGoals even came to be part of the lexicon, the CineGang was already there.
JaDine and YaNdre together made an inimitable foursome who spelled fun and friendship like no other. Just take a look at how they made fun of one another en route to Isabela for a Diary ng Panget mall show around four years ago!
Nadine even made this short docu of what happened behind-the-scenes at the Cebu leg of their mall show:
The CineGang even had their own version of "ramp modelling."
Because of their lovable personalities that translated into funny antics onstage, JaDine and YaNdre always welcomed loving fans in every show.
Like, they were totally cool with playing those dyahe kissing games on stage!
Even after Diary ng Panget, JaDine and YanDre still supported one another in their respective projects. Take JaDine, who made this amusing promo for horror-comedy movie Wang Fam. YanDre, of course, was part of the cast.
JaDine also supported YanDre's movie Girlfriend for Hire when it premiered February last year.
In return, André helped JaDine in promoting their movie This Time May of last year. #SquadGoals indeed!
While they might have gone been busy in their respective projects (JaDine is a proven primetime royalty now at It's Showtime as regulars, Yassi in FPJ's Ang Probinsyano, and Andre acting at a competing network.), we think their friendship through the years still thrives! TBH, we could only wish for them to work together on a reunion project very soon! Who's with us?
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Banner photograph from Instagram.com/nadzlustre