Evan Nelle shares a hug with Kitty Duterte after UAAP basketball win


Evan Nelle seemed to have “hard-launched” his relationship with Kitty Duterte who shared this proud moment after De La Salle University won the 2023 UAAP championship. 

The Green Archers survived the University of the Philippines’ Fighting Maroons, 73-69, during the men’s basketball championship at the Smart Araneta Coliseum on Wednesday, December 6. 

Photos shared by Smart Araneta Coliseum showed Evan and Kitty caught in a tight embrace on the court as the former celebrated his team’s win.


The 23-year-old guard even appeared to have planted a kiss on the former presidential daughter’s head after.

“She’s been with me through my journey and she’s held me down naman. She keeps me sane and happy. So, thank you to her,” Evan was quoted as saying of Kitty, in a Spin.ph report. 

The two sparked romance speculations after being spotted in public together, as well as their sweet banters on social media. 

A photo of Evan joining Kitty and his father, former president Rodrigo Duterte, in a dinner together was shared by Senator Bong Go in October. 

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