A List of the Biggest Breakups in the Philippines in 2023

2023 has indeed been a year full of the most massive breakups in the Philippine showbiz industry. Who would have thought that 2023 would mark the end of the love story of PH’s biggest celebrity couples? 

Of course, we won’t let this year end without looking back at the massive breakups of 2023. Are you ready to backtrack? 


Starting off strong with PH’s beloved Kathniel, the love team of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. The couple announced their breakup on November 30, 2023, through separate Instagram posts. 

Kathniel went from reel to real when they started from being co-stars to a love team and then officially making it official. They are or were the Philippines’ top ships, which was why fans were devastated by the news. But one thing is certain: each will still strive with their respective endeavors. 

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For the remaining weeks of 2023, fans and netizens have suspected that Kim and Xian haven’t been on good terms or have broken up. Kim gave vague answers to the speculations. People also quickly noticed that Xian slowly deleted his YouTube videos with Kim. 

Showbiz reporter Ogie Diaz also spilled the tea that Kim and Xian had broken up for two months. And finally, just days before Christmas, Kim confirmed that they had decided to end their 12-year relationship.

Photo from GMA News on Facebook
Photo from GMA News on Facebook
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From getting engaged to separating ways, that’s how Sarah and Richard’s love story went. Netizens were quick to point out how the ex-couple stopped posting stories of each other on Instagram.

Adding fuel to the fire, Richard’s mom, Annabelle Rama, spilled that the actor had been living with her for almost a month. 

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Photo from The Manila Times

Genuine— that’s how people described Miles and Elijah’s relationship. However, no matter how genuine it was, the couple still experienced challenges and decided to part ways. 

The senior high actor expressed that they both went through a rough patch because of personal issues. He also stated that they broke up on good terms and had no ill feelings. 

Photo from PEP.ph

It is a year of broken hearts indeed. But here’s a thought: a breakup is not the end of the world. And for some of the above-mentioned celebrities, or even all of them, this is just a nudge to a new beginning.  

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