Sources close to Zsa Zsa Padilla and Conrad Onglao reveal they all thought the couple’s relationship was for keeps. This is according to the article written by Ricky Lo in his column today on the Philippine Star.
After their engagement last year, the wedding was supposed to take place this June but was postponed to the end of 2016.
“They have been planning for it since last year pa,” one of the columnist’s sources divulged. “First, the original schedule was June…that’s next month already, and then they moved it to December this year. And then, the break-up. They were so in love…at least that was how they seemed to me ha…so I’m sad for Zsa Zsa, I’m sad for Conrad. I really thought that they would end happily ever after together. I thought that he has found his ‘forever’.”
Zsa Zsa was allegedly the one who broke the engagement off.
Sources close to the Divine Diva sympathized with her, saying the breakup was good for the singer. When the two first met, the architect admitted he wasn’t comfortable with show business. In fact, he didn’t even know Zsa Zsa was a singer and an actress. They were introduced to each other by Megastar Sharon Cuneta.
“Maybe she got fed up with Conrad’s attitude, especially towards showbiz people whom he looked down on,” one source reportedly said. “Masakit daw magsalita si Conrad. You know naman how sensitive Zsa Zsa is. Nasanay kay Dolphy who was very gentle.”
Friends of Conrad commented that the architect is ‘feeling low, very sad’ and was not in the mood to talk about what happened. Zsa Zsa is likewise mum, telling a representative, “We tried but it didn’t work.”
The columnist’s sources admitted however that they failed to see if Zsa Zsa was still wearing her engagement ring.
“Knowing Zsa Zsa,” the informant said, “I’m sure tinanggal na niya at itinabi kung saan.”
Conrad was previously married to Ivy Almario but the marriage was eventually annulled. They had two sons. Zsa Zsa was in a domestic partnership with comedy king Dolphy, who passed away in 2012. She has a daughter from her previous marriage (Karylle) and two more daughters with Dolphy (Zia and Nicole Quizon).