After months of speculation, actress Heaven Peralejo finally admitted that she and her boyfriend, actor Kiko Estrada, have already called it quits.
The Pasabuy actress made the admission when she was asked about her relationship status in a game of "Drink of Spill" with her friends, as seen in her latest vlog uploaded on Monday, October 25.
"Oh my god... Okay! I'm single. But not ready to mingle," she answered.
Without mentioning Kiko, Heaven said she has moved on from her previous relationship.
“Nandito ako sa phase na… Sobrang cliché, but I’m just loving myself. I’m getting to know me. Ibang phase talaga ‘yon,” she said.
“Kaya nandito ako rin sa Siargao kasi I want to learn independence, enjoy life, na I don’t need any relationship. I just need my friends, and I just need me.”
“I am really happy right now, super happy. As in walang bigat sa puso ko, nandoon ako sa phase na ‘yon.”
It was in August when Heaven and Kiko went public with their relationship, following months-long rumors romantically linking the two of them.
The two first stirred rumors of a romance in March. At the time, Heaven was being tagged as the supposed third party in Kiko's breakup with his longtime girlfriend, Devon Seron—an allegation which the former vehemently denied. Kiko, too, denied that Heaven was a factor behind the end of his relationship with Devon in a tell-all interview with host Ogie Diaz last August.
However, shortly after they celebrated their third month as a couple, the couple triggered speculation of a breakup, when Kiko unfollowed and deleted all of his photos with Heaven on his Instagram page.
The actress did the same a few weeks later, fueling rumors that she and Kiko had indeed parted ways.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News in September, Heaven refused to address speculations of her breakup with Kiko, but stated that she is now committed to putting self-love first, after going through what she had described as "rollercoaster" months.
“Right now, I’m in the phase of loving myself. No joke," she said. "Every morning and every night, nandoon ako sa mga affirmations. They say, ‘di ba, na ‘pag sinasabi mo ‘yan sa sarili mo, parang magnet iyon, so iyon ‘yung magiging buhay mo. Alam mo, ‘yung mga things na hindi ko alam na kaya kong gawin, nagagawa ko pala, in a good way."
"There's more to it," she added, referring to a life well-lived.