BY ALEXA BASA
Are news anchors Atom Araullo and Zen Hernandez a couple?
This is the question of netizens after the Kapuso and Kapamilya news personalities’ vacation photos in Balesin Island surfaced on social media.
CNN Philippines news anchor Pinky Webb shared the photo on Instagram with Araullo and Hernandez, as she teased at the possibility of their relationship.
Webb wrote, “It was such a nice surprise‼️ Syempre, kinilig ako ? Kasi, alam mo na……”
“[I]t’s always so nice to see former officemates diba? ? Family is love ? Kayo talaga…,” she added.
Hernandez shared the same photo on Instagram earlier, who greeted Webb on the news anchor’s 51st birthday on June 11.
“Bumped into this island goddess in Balesin. Belated Happy Birthday, @pinkywebb! Bakit muka ka pa ring 30, eh di ba 32 ka na? ?? #latepost,” she wrote.
Webb replied, “Grabe ka Zen, 37 naman ??.”
Netizens can’t help but feel “kilig” over the photo uploaded both by Webb and Hernandez.
“Bagay sila ???,” a user commented.
“Parang mas iba yung meaning ng kilig mo, Ms. Pinky! Katulad din ng kilig namin sa pic na yan,” another netizen said.
Another user wrote, “(L)agi akong kinikilig when I see Atom Zen in one picture. ❤️”
In a recent photo of Hernandez on Instagram, meanwhile, Araullo asked for credit as he took the photo.
“Bakit walang photo credit,” Araullo asked.
Now, Araullo was given credit for the photo.
The two have long been rumored to be dating.
In a 2018 interview for The STAR, Hernandez said no when was asked if she was dating the journalist.
“He’s a long-time friend and we go out with other friends once in a while,” she said.
Araullo and Hernandez previously worked together in the ABS-CBN morning show Umagang Kay Ganda.
Araullo is now a GMA news anchor while Hernandez stays at ABS-CBN.