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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Dec 27, 2013

2013 Yearender – The Year's Biggest Breakups In Showbiz

THE year is about to end and before we ring out the old and ring in the new, let’s have one last look at what happened in the passing year. For us Pinoys, it’s been a year of disasters, like the earthquake that shook Bohol and Cebu, the killer typhoon that devastated Eastern Visayas and brought in international celebrities to help us like Anderson Cooper and Justin Bieber, and the useless rebellion in Zamboanga that destroyed lives and property.

Internationally, the most positive news for us is the election of Pope Francis that ushered in a new era of enlightenment for us Catholics. And for a nation so enamoured with beauty queens, the most refreshing news is the triumph of three Pinays in international beauty pageants: Megan Young as the first ever Filipina Miss World held in Indonesia, Johanna Datul as Miss Supranational held in Belarus and Bea Rose Santiago as the fifth Filipina to win the Miss International title in Japan.

Let’s now start with what the public thinks is the most interesting aspect of showbiz: the love life of movie stars.


1. Rayver Cruz - Cristine Reyes - Derek Ramsay

We’ll begin with the breakups that’s always a hit with the public. They really enjoy confirming that stars have feet of clay, just like them. The year started with Cristine Reyes and Rayver Cruz splitting. Cristine has since hooked up with Derek Ramsay but their relationship lasted for only a month.

See, Cristine Reyes Talks About Derek Ramsay Breakup.

2. Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson

One of the most controversial pairings is that of Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson. It ruined the friendship of Maja and Kim Chiu, Gerald’s ex-girlfriend who was earlier comforted by Maja when Gerald dumped her.

See, Kim Chiu Looks Like She Has Not Really Moved On From Break Up With Gerald Anderson.

3. Cesar Montano and wife Sunshine Cruz 


One of the most controversial celebrity breakups is between Cesar Montano and wife Sunshine Cruz who said Cesar had a paramour, Krista Miller, who was in the cast of the movie he was directing then, “Alfredo Lim, The Untold Story”. Cesar denied it, tried to woo back Sunshine when she moved out of their house, but Sunshine never returned and filed a case in court instead for custody of their children. Sunshine also went back into acting.

Read, Cesar Montano Still Wants To Save Marriage To Sunshine Cruz For The Sake Of Their Daughters.

4. Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto

Another controversial couple, Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto, admitted in July that they’ve separated. They had a bitter breakup that ended up in court. This got even more messy when the elder sisters of Claudine, Gretchen and Marjorie, both sided with Raymart and revealed that she was really under the influence of drugs and had to take rehab for a while in Thailand. Gretchen and Marjorie had a major falling out with their own parents and their dad even allegedly threatened to shoot Gretchen for testifying in favour of Raymart. Looks like there will be no closure for this shame and scandal in their family for a long, long time.

See article, Raymart Santiago Says He Has More Secrets To Reveal About Ex-Wife Claudine Barretto.

5. Krista Kleiner and Jay-R 


Jay-R and beauty queen Krista Kleiner broke up, with Krista accusing Jay-R of physical abuse. Krista is now engaged to be married to her Singaporean fiancé.

6. Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil 


Billy Crawford dumped girlfriend of five-years Nikki Gil. The rumor is that he has found a new love in Coleen Garcia, who also just broke up with Gab Valenciano. He denied it then, but now, they’re more open about their relationship in “Showtime”.

Full article here, Nikki Gil and Billy Crawford break up after four years.

7. Maxene Magalona and Renz Fernandez


Maxene Magalona and Renz Fernandez also broke up. Renz remains unattached, but Maxene is now on with a non-showbiz guy named Chino Capuyoc. Another ex-BF of hers, producer Neil Arce, is now on with Bela Padilla.

More here, Maxene Magalona On Why She Broke Up With Renz Fernandez.

8. Bea Binene and Jake Vargas


Teen stars Bea Binene and Jake Vargas never admitted that they were on, but it was revealed that they did go steady when they broke up in August, only to reconcile anew after a few weeks.

9. Janine Tugonon with her boyfriend Jaypee


One of the most talked about breakups is that of Miss Universe First Runner up Janine Tugonon with her boyfriend Jaypee, who did it while they were guests on “Kris TV”. Janine got a lot of flak for it since she seems to have entertained thoughts that she’s being wooed by a foreign singer, which sadly didn’t come true.

10. Luis Manzano broke up with Jennylyn Mercado


Luis Manzano broke up with Jennylyn Mercado after two years of being together. Angel Locsin broke up with Azkal player Phil Younghusband after being on for more than a year.

Read, Jennylyn Mercado Feels No Need To Still Communicate With Luis Manzano and Luis Manzano Moves On After Breakup With Jennylyn Mercado.

11. LJ Reyes and Paulo Avelino

LJ Reyes and Paulo Avelino admitted they’ve separated. Paulo is now wooing KC Concepcion. LJ was linked to JC De Vera but claims they’re just good friends. Teen stars Kristoffer Martin also chose to part ways with Joyce Ching.

See, LJ Reyes finally talks about her break up with Paulo Avelino.

12. Rhian Ramos and KC Montero

Rhian Ramos used to talk animatedly about her relationship with KC Montero, Geneva Cruz’ ex-husband who replaced DJ Mo in her heart. Geneva herself has found new love. She’s now engaged to a Fil-Am guy in the U.S. named Lee Paulsen and is preggy with their first child, a baby girl. Geneva’s son with Paco Arrespacochaga is now 17 years old. Meantime, Rhian has revealed that just before the year is over, she and KC have already broken up.

13. Daiana Menezes and ex-Cong. Benjo Benaldo 


The most mysterious relationship of the year is that of Brazilian beauty Daiana Menezes and ex-Cong. Benjo Benaldo of Cagayan de Oro. It turned out they’ve already gotten married secretly, then Daiana came out in Facebook with fotos showing her black and blue, denouncing her husband for battering her. They kissed and made up then Benaldo hit the headlines for allegedly shooting himself, which he subsequently denied, saying he didn’t try committing suicide.

Next: The weddings and engagements.