20 Biggest Pinoy Celebrity Breakups that Shook the Nation

Breakups aren’t uncommon in the showbiz industry but it never fails to shock the nation whenever a couple suddenly announces their split. Here are just some of the biggest, juiciest, most heartbreaking, and most talked-about Pinoy celebrity breakups over the years that made everyone think, truly, na #WalangForever.

20 Biggest Pinoy Celebrity Breakups

Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta

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Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta were one of the biggest love teams of the 80s, and they brought kilig to all their fans when they got married in a lavish wedding in 1984. But their happily ever after didn’t last as their marriage ended in an annulment just three years later. Although they never fully admitted what caused their breakup, Gabby blamed “outside influences” while Sharon said that Gabby “really was not the husband that I’d dreamt of.”

They share one daughter, actress-endorser KC Concepcion.

Sunshine Dizon and Timothy Tan

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News about Sunshine Dizon and Timothy Tan’s split made headlines after Sunshine filed a case against Timothy and his alleged mistress. In 2017, Sunshine withdrew her case against Timothy but has not, to this day as of writing, settled her case against the mistress.

The couple currently co-parent their two children.

Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano

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Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin started dating in 2007 but broke up in 2009 for reasons unknown to the public. They both started seeing other people afterward but ended up back together in 2014. Many thought that their love would last, but their relationship ended on a sour note in 2016 amid rumors of Luis cheating on Angel with his current girlfriend Jessy Mendiola, which he has denied.

When Angel was asked to comment about Luis admitting to dating Jessy after their sudden breakup, she said: “Ito, reaction ko. Nandoon na sila sa ganoong buhay. Kung ini-enjoy nila yung moment na yun, e ‘di good job! Wala akong magandang masabi, so hindi nalang ako magsasalita.”

(ALSO READ: You Have to Check Out Iza Calzado’s Reaction to Angel Locsin’s Engagement!)

Jericho Rosales and Heart Evangelista

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Jericho Rosales and Heart Evangelista’s breakup in 2008 was one that left many tremendously heartbroken. They were together for three years and Heart even described Jericho as her “one true love.” However, Heart was pushed to break up with the actor over a phone call after rumors spread of Jericho having an affair with co-stars American actress Briana Evigan and Malaysian actress Carmen Soo. Heart later revealed in a sit-down interview with Yes Magazine in 2013 that Jericho didn’t really cheat on her and that it was her parents who made her believe so.

It is publicly known that Heart’s parents had disapproved of Jericho as her boyfriend which had caused a major rift in their parental relationship.

Although the couple never got closure, they’ve moved on from the past and were even spotted speaking to each other during events. Jericho told ABS-CBN regarding a photo of the two that went viral online: “It’s not the first time that we’ve seen each other. It’s not like I’m going to dodge any question about that. I can see her, say hello. It’s done. Past is past. We’ve moved on. We are mature people. It’s a different life. It’s a different world.”

Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago

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Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago’s split is considered one of the most controversial breakups in Philippine showbiz. Their relationship in itself was controversial too as they made headlines for being involved in an altercation with journalist Mon Tulfo at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3.

Their nine-year marriage ended with a bitter court battle in 2013 after Claudine accused Raymart of physically abusing her while Raymart issued a counter-affidavit that accused Claudine of being violent and a drug user.

In an episode of Kris TV back in 2015, Claudine blamed being “so broken” after the death of her former flame, Rico Yan, in March 2002 as the main reason why her marriage with Raymart did not have a solid foundation in the first place.

James Yap and Kris Aquino

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Kris married PBA superstar James in 2005 after a whirlwind romance. Their relationship ended in 2010 which was revealed to the public by Kris through an emotional interview with The Buzz. “Matagal naming sinubukan. James and I really tried to make this work. On my part, with finality, I can say ako ay sumuko na,” she said.

A source close to the couple told The Philippine Star that the reason for their falling out was “Kris’ tendency to control James” which Kris vehemently denied. Instead, she claimed that it had something to do with their son, Bimby.

To this day, the couple are not in good terms as Kris continues to criticize James for allegedly not coming to Bimby’s defense against online bashers.

Catriona Gray and Clint Bondad

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After being together for six years, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray announced her split with model-TV host Clint Bondad in 2019, breaking the hearts of many of their adoring fans. They both said that it was a mutual decision that they had been meaning to make even before the Miss Universe pageant. According to Clint, it was he who wanted to make their breakup official and blamed himself for the failed relationship.

(ALSO READ: Clint Bondad opens up about break-up with Catriona Gray)

Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion

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Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion’s relationship lasted for one year before their controversial breakup in 2011. KC revealed their split in an emotional interview with Boy Abunda where she refused to divulge information regarding the reason for their breakup but dropped statements like “Piolo knows exactly why we broke up” and “Hindi ako ‘yung kailangan niya sa buhay niya. Or hindi ako ‘yung hinahanap niya sa buhay niya. And hindi ko maibigay sa kanya ‘yung kailangan niya.”

In 2018, she revealed on Instagram that the two now remain friends and have already forgiven each other.

Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto

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Rico Yan and Claudine Barretto were one of the Pinoys’ favorite love teams, but their fairytale story ended several days after the premiere of their movie Got 2 Believe when rumors of Claudine having an affair started to spread. According to Ricky Lo, the couple allegedly got into a fight at the lobby of Claudine’s condominium.

Soon after their breakup, Claudine started dating Raymart Santiago. And on March 2002, Rico passed away. Claudine continues to post tributes to the late actor on her Instagram account.

(ALSO READ: Claudine Barretto shares touching message for Rico Yan on his birthday)

Arianne Bautista and Nico Fowler

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The internet was abuzz after actress Arianne Bautista released a lengthy Facebook post about her then-boyfriend Nico Fowler cheating on her with different girls while they were still together. She posted screenshots of his messages to the different girls as well as his messages to her trying to explain his situation. However, Arianne called B.S. and announced that she’s officially “done” with him.

Janella Salvador and Elmo Magalona

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Janella Salvador shocked fans with allegations of physical abuse against her love team partner and rumored boyfriend Elmo Magalona. She said in an interview with Ricky Lo on October 2018 that the bruise she got on her arm—a photo of which was circulating online at the time—was from a drinking session among friends where Elmo reportedly got too drunk.

She also revealed that it wasn’t the first time he hurt her. “The first time happened months earlier. He claimed that he didn’t remember what he did, maybe because he had a drink, and he asked for forgiveness and I gave him a chance. I told him, ‘Next time, don’t bring yourself to the point that you will hurt someone.’ He promised naman that he wouldn’t do it again,” she said.

The incident also led her to go on a brief hiatus from showbiz.

In another interview in March 2019, Janella revealed that Elmo has yet to apologize to her, but she said she isn’t expecting it anymore.

Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo

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What began as a pretend relationship eventually became real for Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo, and for more than 4 years they were head over heels in love with each other. But it ended on January 2016 with Zanjoe confirming the breakup on Tonight With Boy Abunda.

Prior to their breakup, the couple revealed that they were going through a rough patch but were also in the process of ironing things out. Bea explained during a press conference, “Lahat naman tayo dumadaan sa mga ganun. Hindi naman perpekto…siguro hindi ninyo mahal ang isa’t isa kung hindi kayo nase-shake sa mga pinagdadaanan. That’s not a relationship. A relationship is full of misunderstandings and love. So mahal ninyo ang isa’t isa kung may pakialam pa kayo sa isa’t isa.

Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga

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Rumors that Erich Gonzales and Daniel Matsunaga have broken up, two years since they started dating in 2015, surfaced online when Erich deleted all their photos together on Instagram. Fans then started speculating the reasons behind their sudden split and were convinced that financial troubles were a huge factor. They accused Daniel and his family of “using” Erich for her money which Vanessa, Daniel’s sister, denied. “Daniel never took advantage of Erich because really there’s nothing to take advantage of,” she said on Instagram.

Vanessa also urged Erich to clear the air about her split with Daniel not being an issue about money. But in an official statement, Erich explained that what happened between her and Daniel strictly stays between them. “Gusto ko na po sana manahimik na lang at mag-move on na pero sila ‘yung comment ng comment sa social media,” she said.

Addressing the money issue, Erich continued: “Hindi ako mayaman, Vanessa. Tama ka; mahirap lang ako, hindi ako kasing yaman ng napangasawa mo. Pero sa mundong ito, ang realidad, hindi lang mayayaman ang nate-take advantage. Mas maraming mahirap ang napapagsamantalahan.

(ALSO READ: Here’s Why Erich Gonzales Doesn’t Want to Share Details About Her Love Life)

Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban

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Teenage sweethearts Carlo Aquino and Angelica Panganiban stole the hearts of many with their on- and off-screen romance that lasted for six years until 2004. Angelica would eventually reveal to Vice Ganda that their breakup had been because of a third party.

But more than a decade after their split, the couple seemingly rekindled their romance in 2018, delighting CarGel fans everywhere. Carlo would surprise Angelica with bouquets of flowers and go on trips with her together. They even won Couple of the Night during the ABS-CBN Ball. However, this fairytale romance did not last as Angelica suddenly unfollowed Carlo on Instagram in January 2019.

She explained that she was forced to put distance between her and Carlo following the negative feedback she has been getting from Carlo’s fans. “Maayos naman samahan namin. Sinira niyo lang. Sana masaya na kayo,” she tweeted.

Although they still hung out in the months that followed, Angelica made it publicly known on March 2019 during a press conference that she and Carlo are no longer friends.

Derek Ramsay and Angelica Panganiban

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Angelica also had a rough falling out with ex-boyfriend Derek Ramsay in the past after six years of being together. Fans of the couple were shocked to find out that they broke up in 2012 reportedly through a phone call. It was made clear what had happened to them when Angelica revealed on a Twitter Q&A that Derek had cheated on her multiple times and even told Star Studio magazine that Derek had been a “controlling boyfriend.” She also cited Derek’s estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly as one of the reasons behind their split.

(ALSO READ: Derek Ramsay Defends Self Against Netizens Blaming Him for His Failed Relationships)

Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz

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Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz, who married in 2000, were considered by many a power couple in the showbiz industry. However, their relationship soon turned sour in 2013 when Sunshine came forward to accuse Cesar of having an affair with another celebrity.

In a tell-all interview with Pep, Sunshine said it was her children who alerted her of photos circulating online of Cesar with starlet Krista Miller, who reportedly received gifts from Cesar and allegedly sent him suggestive selfies and texts. Sunshine also admitted that she had long suffered emotional abuse by Cesar.

Sunshine also filed child abuse charges against Cesar in 2015, accusing him of performing lewd acts in front of their three daughters.

Their annulment was granted on September 2018.

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia

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JoshLia was one of the “it” couples of our generation and it surprised many fans when they confirmed speculations of their split. In an interview with ABS-CBN, Joshua admitted that they went through a rough patch but are now in good terms. Julia then said that they are going back to how they started, as “best of friends.” They declined to reveal the reason behind their breakup. “Bigay niyo na lang po ‘yun sa amin,” Joshua had said.

Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu

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Many fans were rooting for the Kimerald love team to last long, but sadly their relationship ended in 2010. Three years later, Gerald started dating Maja Salvador which subsequently drove a wedge between the girls’ friendship. Although Kim and Gerald continued to work together on film projects as a long team, Kim hinted in an interview in Gandang Gabi Vice on September 2015 that Gerald had cheated on her.

Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil

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One of the most loved pairs in showbiz shocked the nation in 2013 when they revealed that they were splitting up for good. They were together for five years. According to Billy, he had felt “lost” and “confused” and blamed himself for the breakup. But many fans were stunned to hear Nikki admit in an interview with Cosmopolitan that Billy cheated on her because of her choice to stay abstain from sexual intercourse before marriage.

“In hindsight, thank you! Thank you, people around him, for causing this to happen, because if it didn’t, it would have lasted longer,” she said. “The scary thing, knowing what I know now, is I would have said yes to his insincere offers of marriage!”

Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson

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Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson’s breakup grabbed nationwide attention after Bea’s fans started speculating the involvement of Julia Barretto in their sudden split. Both Gerald and Julia have denied these claims, with Gerald clarifying that it was because of constant fighting that led to their breakup. Julia then released a public statement on Instagram accusing Bea of dragging her into their relationship problems and of “bullying” her.

Meanwhile, Bea has kept quiet through it all, choosing instead to take things “#OneDayAtATime.”

(ALSO READ: ‘Wala akong inahas, wala akong nilandi’ says Julia Barretto)

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