Exes and Whys: Showbiz couples who broke up and never revealed why

2/12/2017 7:52 AM | Updated as of 2/12/2017 11:00 PM
by: Gary Ann Lastrilla

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This Valentine’s Day, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil are set to star in the romance-comedy movie titled, My Ex and Whys. This Star Cinema offering tells the story of Cali (played by Liza), a blogger who has a lot of “feels” to write about in her blog called, The Bakit List. Her life will, once again, get complicated with the return of her ex-boyfriend, Gio (played by Enrique). 

But while we wait for the movie’s official opening this February 15 in cinemas nationwide, PUSH.com.ph (Website link: www.push.abs-cbn.com) came up with a list of real-life local showbiz couples who broke up and did not disclose why they did. 

1. Daniel Matsunaga and Erich Gonzales

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Just recently, fans of DanRich were surprised to learn that their favorite couple had broken up. Netizens started to notice telltale signs of the breakup after Erich deleted all her photos with Daniel and even unfollowed his family members on Instagram. Daniel, for his part, admitted by answering some comments on his personal account that they were, indeed, going through something, saying that they are still talking about it.

However, during her contract signing with ABS-CBN on Thursday, February 9, Erich denied that she and Daniel are on speaking terms. She also said that they are not friends and that she just wants to move on.

Now, there are rumors that it was a financial situation that tore the two apart. Daniel denied this while Erich simply said, “Tungkol sa pera, ayaw ko na po magdetalye tungkol diyan. Like what I said, I just really want to move on.” 


2. Robi Domingo and Gretchen Ho

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Host Gretchen’s shorter hairdo for the New Year stirred up speculations that she and fellow host Robi Domingo have broken up. The photo was accompanied by the caption, “Readddyyyy???!!!! #newyear #newhair #newlook #newlife.” 


When Robi renewed his contract with ABS-CBN last January 30, he gave a meaningful answer when asked about his relationship with Gretchen. “We’re okay. Siguro masasagot ko ‘yan in the coming days, coming weeks pero as of now, we are okay,” he said.


3. Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo

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Together since 2011, Bea and Zanjoe called it quits in January of last year. 

Both did not give details on why exactly they broke up. However, in separate interviews back in 2015, the two admitted to be going through difficult times in their relationship.

4. Gerald Anderson and Maja Salvador

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Controversies plagued Gerald and Maja’s relationship when it began in 2013. When it ended in 2015, neither of the two revealed the reason.

Gerald, in an interview, said, “We are taking a break muna sa relationship namin but okay kami, we're on very good terms and nag-uusap kami. We're doing this together and we're taking this step by step together." Saying that he does not want to go into details, he asked people for respect and privacy. 

5. Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano 

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This is not the first time for celebrities Angel Locsin and Luis Manzano to break up. The two first had a relationship in 2007. After calling it quits two years after, Angel got into a relationship with football player Phil Younghusband while Luis was with actress Jennylyn Mercado.

It was in 2014 when they rekindled their romance. However, news of their separation broke in early 2016.

In previous interviews, both Angel and Luis have kept mum about the reason why they broke up.

“Ayoko na talagang mag-expound kasi nga nakakahiya sa tao. Masasabihan ako na user, masasabihan ako ng ganyan. Kumbaga less talk, less mistake… Let people say what they want."

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