Filipino Celebrity Love Teams That No Longer Exist

A video of Xian Lim circulated online on March 26, 2024. It was his interview with Boy Abunda. In it, Lim gave statements about what he thought of “love” and how he believes that love will be totally gone after a few years into a relationship and that what will remain will be the couple’s choice to stay holding on and together. This video received an overwhelming reaction from Netizens, especially since Lim had just ended his relationship with his former girlfriend, Kim Chiu. Netizens left personal comments on social media and even deemed Lim sounding gay. “He sounds like Tito Boy,” one commenter said.

Xian Lim and Kim Chiu are just one of the many big-time celebrity couples who have decided to cut ties with each other. Twelve years into the relationship, and they just ended it, with speculations that Lim cheated or that he may be gay. Nevertheless, they’re not alone. So, let’s take a look at other celebrity love teams whose breakups wreaked havoc not only on their fans but also shocked the entire Philippines:

Kathryn Bernardo & Daniel Padilla

Yesterday was Kathryn Bernardo’s birthday, and KathNiel fans went wild as her former love team and real-life ex-boyfriend, Daniel Padilla, posted at exactly midnight on Instagram a mosaic photo of Kath along with Japanese characters spelling “Happy Birthday To You.” Although the image is barely decipherable, KathNiel fans immediately knew it was for Kath when they spotted the tiny conspicuous sunflower emoji at the bottom left corner of the post.

Screen Grab From Daniel Padilla’s Instagram

11 years ago, Kathryn and Daniel’s love team was born after the two were cast in the show Growing Up. Since then, they’ve been inseparable in real life and on TV, starring in “Got To Believe,” “She’s Dating The Gangster,” and even the hit movie “The Hows of Us.”

James Reid & Nadine Lustre

Naniniwala na ako sa forever, magmula nang makilala kita…”, was a line in one of the first songs recorded by the couple as a love team. But that line went musty as James Reid was caught in a cheating allegation when he was seen kissing Issa Pressman.

Before the JaDine fans had broken hearts, the couple had been in several shows and even had a book featuring their life together! Mind you, that book is still available to purchase in some bookstores, so the media and the people thought they were endgame until it ended.

Bea Alonzo & Dominic Roque

The start of Bea and Dominic’s relationship sparked rumors when fans thought the age gap between the two was concerning. Spoiler alert: it was not! Bea was only three years older than Dom, and that’s nothing compared to other actors dating women half their age. Anyway, the rumors faded, and celebratory cheers were given when the couple announced their engagement on social media.

However, the engagement was cut off as the couple decided to split and end their three-year relationship. The former couple did not disclose the reasons for the breakup, but unreliable sources spread gossip that the cause was a prenuptial agreement and the financial issues of the involved parties. Is it true? We’ll never know.

Jericho Rosales & Kim Jones

They were the “Power Couple” – on the red carpet, at least. In real life, it turns out that the “Panday” star could not save his marriage from breaking up, as they confirmed on social media the end of their relationship. Rumor is that the couple had been separated since 2019, yet they announced their “mutual decision” just this January 2024. That’s five long years of keeping it together and trying, but still failing. The two don’t have children together, but Jericho has his son, Santino Rosales, who’s slowly gaining popularity due to his handsome looks and down-to-earth attitude, just like his father.

These stories are fascinating tales of shattered hearts and hidden truths, where the glitz and glamour of celebrity romance give way to a tons of mystery that leaves us, fans, thinking “What really happened?”. Nevertheless, it’s none of our business and let’s hope the new love teams and couples of this generation will not be facing the same heartaches as the ones on the list had.

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