Top 10 Most Shocking Philippine Celebrity Breakups
They were so in love and inseparable that the whole world thought that they'd grow old together till their hairs turned into salt and pepper. No one had a hint that their fairytale love story would suddenly meet its sad ending.This season of the hearts, WikiPilipinas would like to present to you the other side of the coin.Behold the fanciful and sickeningly sweet showbiz romances that suddenly turned bitter sweet.
Martin Nievera + Pops FernandezMartin announced their separation in the show ASAP. According to reports, third party was the main reason why the Concert King and Queen broke up and a certain Katrina Ojeda was said to be Martin's alleged girlfriend that time.
Gabby Concepcion + Sharon CunetaSharon later admitted, was a problem with their different views when it comes to family and marriage.
Yilmaz Bektas + Ruffa GutierrezRuffa was a subject of envy among girls. However, their fairy tale love story finally took its turn after 4 years when the two mutually separated. Together with their break up, several issues arose while the two exchanged hurtful words for several week.
Rustom Padilla + Carmina VillaroelRustom was one of the popular leading men in local movies during the 90's. He married Carmina Villaroel in 1994 but after 3 years of being together,with no children, they broke up. Rustom was devastated and finally tried to move on after learning Carmina's pregnancy to his partner Zoren. After over 10 years in showbiz, Rustom admitted his homosexuality on national TV through the reality show PBB.
Ogie Alcasid + Michelle Van EimerenOgie and Michelle proved to the world that love conquers all. Racial boundaries or even height. In a beauty pageant held in the Philippines, Alcasid met Eimeiren and that was the start of their fairy tale romance. Unfortunately, after having two lovable daughters, Michelle, together with their daughters, decided to migrate to Australia indefinitely in 2003. A move that spurred an issue that a marital problem is being faced by the two. In 2007 issue of Yes! Magazine, Ogie finally admitted that he and Michelle were already separated for a long time and that he had found a new love in the person of Asia's songbird Regine Velasquez.
Willie Revillame + Liz AlmoroWillie hit the jackpot when he hooked up with Beauty Queen Liz Almoro. People felt that Liz will finally tame the naughty comedian. Contrary to what people wished and expected, after two years of marriage and having a son, Liz announced that she is a victim of domestic violence and the marriage is a failure. Alongside with that, a complaint was formally charged against Revillame for violating the Anti-Violence Against Women and Children Act.
Dennis Padilla + Marjorie BarretoCaloocan mayor Recom Echiverri which she denied vehemently. In one interview, Dennis blames his "bad temper" for their separation. Weeks after the news broke out, Marjorie filed an annulment while Dennis is decided to win her and his family back by courting Marjorie again.
Bernard Palanca + Meryll SorianoBJ's relationship with Rica ended, he and Meryll got together after the latter broke up with her non-showbiz boyfriend. They've been nothing but a picture of a happy couple professing their love on national TV that they decided to tie the knot soon. However, after just a few months of being together, the then happy couple decided to call it quits, just in time when Meryll is pregnant with her son with Bernard. The break up, according to them, was because of their "irreconcilable differences." Despite of their separation, the two decided to still remain friends for the sake of their son Elijah.
Ramon Christopher + Lotlot De LeonGardo Verzosa which the latter denied.
Rico Yan + Claudine BarretoRico and Claudine broke up shocked fans and the showbiz industry. All the more when Rico Yan passed away leaving a rumor that one factor why the young actor died was because of too much depression when Claudine left her. There was even a controversy that she was already seeing Raymart Santiago shortly or even before the breakup and that they were together when the news that Rico passed away came.
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