Celebrity breakups are always controversial and sad for their fans. Imagine yourself as someone who admired both celebrities. You witnessed their love story from the very start of their courting stage, watched their movies, TV shows and their “kilig” scenes on TV. But the sweetness that has been circling for years eventually fades, and the couple ends up as strangers again.
In the Philippine show business, there are at least ten celebrity ex-couples whose breakups left countless hearts broken.
Here are the ten celebrity ex-couples whose breakup did not only broke the hearts of the two people involved but as well as the people who love them:
1. Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban
Before all this John Lloyd drama, however, there was Derek and Angelica. The two dated for six years and even lived together, so fans were surprised when they suddenly broke up in 2012. Angelica, who has never been one to keep silent, tweeted fans in a Q&A where she implied that Derek had cheated on her multiple times.
2. Heart Evangelista and Jericho Rosales
Heart’s parents used to be very vocal about who they wanted her to date. For the three years that these two were together, we saw a new Heart—one who stood up to her parents for the sake of love. Eventually, Heart heeded her parents’ advice and broke up with her “true love” via phone in 2008. All’s well that ends well though, as Heart and Echo have moved on and are both happily settled in their respective marriages.
3. Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford
One of the most “shipped” pair in Showbiz is Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford, who wouldn’t want this couple to be together forever? They seem to be really for each other because of what they similarly have, both of them are dancers, singers, and actors. Not a lot of celebrities or even normal people can find a partner whom your hobbies and skills do really match.
4. Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano
Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano’s relationship was a big buzz to the showbiz community before, their partnership is truly a power couple partnership. But the bitterness of separation approached them like a wildfire when Sunshine accused another celebrity of having an affair with Cesar.
5. Aiko Melendez and Jomari Yllana
Aiko Melendez and Jomari Yllana share a son named Andre. The two celebrities reportedly ended their marriage due to the alleged involvement of the actor with actress Ara Mina. Both Aiko and Jomari are happy with their lives now.
6. Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez
Martin and Pops broke up allegedly due to the infidelity of the former. They have sons who are grown-up now. It was in 2013 when their marriage was annulled. The celebrity ex-couple are now having a good relationship with each other although they are no longer together.
7. Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta
They were one of the biggest love teams of the ’80s, so fans rejoiced when they went from reel to real and tied the knot in a lavish and highly publicized wedding. Fans thought they would live happily ever after like the characters they famously played, but it didn’t last; they annulled their marriage just three years later. There was plenty of speculation about why they split up, but neither of them gave any details. In a 2008 story from YES! Magazine, Sharon somewhat alluded to the reason for their breakup, saying, “Truth be told, once we were married, he really was not the husband that I’d dreamt of.”
8. Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu
The Kimerald tandem first started within the walls of the PBB house, and the two were immediately paired to do a long string of projects. Much to their fans’ dismay, they went their separate ways in 2010.
9. Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto
Rico and Claudine were the biggest love team of the ’90s and the sudden end of their four-year relationship broke the hearts of fans everywhere. Nobody suspected something was amiss; after all, they had just released their box-office hit, Got 2 Believe and were very lovey-dovey in public. Rumors immediately started flying that there was an unidentified third party involved (many believed it was Raymart Santiago, whom Claudine started publicly dating shortly after).
10. KC Concepcion and Piolo Pascual
This list would not be complete without a look back at KC and Piolo’s rocky a-little-over-a-year relationship. From KC’s public pronouncement in 2011 that PJ couldn’t deliver a basic requirement of every woman, “May mga hinahanap ako na basic lang na hahanapin ng isang babae sa isang boyfriend, sa isang lalaki,” to the Megastar herself, KC’s mother, Sharon Cuneta getting into a twitter war with Piolo Pascual fans.