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PUSH Year Ender: 16 official and unofficial celebrity breakups this 2016

Push lists down the celebrity splits that made the headlines.

Maureen Marie Belmonte

Twitter: @MissHappyWriter


01/01/2017 09:44 AM
PUSH Year Ender: 16 official and unofficial celebrity breakups this 2016

010117-BreakUps.jpgWith love comes heartbreaks and this year saw a lot of celebrity couples going their separate ways.

PUSH lists down the 16 couples who have made their split official and those who didn’t.

1. Pia Wurtzbach and Doc Mike

After getting everyone excited with their “goals” romance, everything just fizzled out between Miss Universe 2015 and “Sexiest Doctor Alive” Mikhail Varshavski aka Doc Mike even though the former shot down the “split” rumors. Pia is currently dating racer Marlon Stockinger.

READ: Pia Wurtzbach and Dr. Mike prove all is well between them

2. John Lloyd Cruz and Angelica Panganiban

Many were saddened when John Lloyd revealed during the first quarter of 2016 that he and Angelica have parted ways by saying that he is “single na single” in an interview. However, after being spotted together at an art fair abroad, several quarters assumed that they had gotten back together. But Angelica denied such rumors and claimed that she wants to focus on herself first.

READ: Angelica Panganiban denies dating John Lloyd Cruz again: ‘Mamahalin ko muna ang sarili ko’

3. Ciara Sotto and Jojo Oconer

Ciara asked for privacy amid rumors of her marital problems with her husband Jojo. Netizens through Ciara’s cryptic posts speculated that a third party came between them. What further shocked the public was when Ciara shared that she had moved back in with her parents.

READ: Ciara Sotto confirms moving back to her parents' home

4. Donita Rose and Eric Villarama

Although their marriage hasn’t been perfect, it was only this year when Donita and husband of 12 years Eric decided to make things public. Reports about problems in their marriage started when netizens noticed that Eric had been posting photos of himself with another woman.

READ: Donita Rose admits separation from husband of 12 years

5. Sunshine Dizon and Timothy Tan

Sunshine and Timothy parted ways this year supposedly because of a third party. Sunshine broke the news of the existence of an alleged mistress on her own Instagram account.

READ: Is Sunshine Dizon’s marriage in trouble?

6. Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco

The trouble in Melai and Jason’s marriage were first noticed by netizens when their joint Instagram account started posting about certain marriage hugots. But it was Jason who confirmed their split via a post. Thankfully though the two have patched things up and are now expecting their second baby.

READ:Jason Francisco admits separation with Melai Cantiveros: ‘Wala na po ang Melason’

7. Gab Valenciano and Tricia Centenera

Tricia and Gab’s short-lived marriage ended with the former’s accusation of infidelity which she made apparent through her social media posts. The latter for his part also hinted at “moving forward” on his own accounts. Even though they have yet to reveal what happened, Gab’s family confirmed that they have parted ways.

READ:Have Gab Valenciano and Tricia Centenera called it quits?

8. Cacai Bautista and Ahron Villena

Netizens assumed that there was a romance brewing between Ahron and Cacai after being constant figures on each other’s social media accounts. But then, photos of them together or solo stopped appearing on their accounts and it was then that many realize that they have “parted ways” even though they hadn’t made anything official.

READ: Kakai Bautista says she’s still in the process of moving on after Ahron Villena

9. Denise Laurel and Sol Mercado

Many were saddened when Denise revealed that she and long-time fiancé Sol Mercado have called off their engagement. While she has yet to talk about the actual reason behind their decision, Denise quickly apologized for putting it in public around the same time as the cager’s championship games.

READ:Denise Laurel apologizes for posting about the calling off of her engagement

10. Bea Alonzo and Zanjoe Marudo

After their usual hashtag #BZTravels became #BTravels and #ZTravels, Zanjoe confirmed the split on national TV. Despite the news, many still hoped that the two would get back together however it proved to be impossible as Bea is now seeing Gerald Anderson.

READ:Zanjoe Marudo admits he and Bea Alonzo have called it quits

11. Enchong Dee and Sam Lewis

Like Zanjoe and Bea, Enchog and Sam’s split was also quiet. They also just stopped appearing on each other’s social media accounts until one day, Enchong confirmed that they had called it quits and that he was the one who initiated it.

READ:Enchong Dee confirms he initiated breakup with girlfriend

12. Jake Cuenca and Sarah Grace Kelley

At first, Jake and Sarah Grace parted ways because the latter had to move to the US for work. According to Jake, he wasn’t the biggest fan of long distance relationships. They got back together when Sarah Grace returned to the country some years back. However, it seems that fate had a different plan as they ended up breaking up for good.

READ:Jake Cuenca and American model-girlfriend break up for good

13. Jasmine Curtis and Sam Concepcion

Rumors about their split started because they weren’t seen having a valentine’s date together. Jasmine was instead dining with a friend who even claimed that having a best friend is better than a boyfriend in her caption. Although Sam didn’t directly confirm that they had parted ways, he stressed that he wants to win back Jasmine. Jasmine has since started seeing someone else.

READ:Did Sam Concepcion and Jasmine Curtis-Smith break up because of Anne Curtis?

14. Aiko Melendez and Shahin Alimirzapour

It was during the second quarter of the year when Aiko revealed that she was dating again by seeing Persian boyfriend Shahin. Aiko shared that they had no issues with their 12-year age gap. After a couple of months though. Aiko revealed that everything ended between them because she felt that he didn’t like her kids.

15. Elmo Magalona and Janine Gutierrez

Janine ended months of rumors by admitting that she and Elmo had decided to end their almost two-year relationship. She admitted that their lack of time for each other was one of the reasons behind their breakup. The two were together on the same network until Elmo jumped ship in November 2015.

READ:Janine Gutierrez confirms split with Elmo Magalona

16. Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin

Like the rest, their split also started with rumors of them having a rift. But then it was Angel’s post where she called Luis her “ex” that somehow confirmed everyone’s speculations. The couple had previously called it quits and got back together in February 2014 only to breakup again this year.

READ:Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin have called it quits says source