After more than a year of dating his non-showbiz girlfriend Dian Añes, Zaijian Jaranilla revealed that they have just recently called it quits. During his solo media conference for The Broken Marriage Vow, the 20-year-old actor was put in the hot seat when he was asked about his relationship status and he ended up admitting he was now currently single.
“Actually wala na. Hindi na ako in a relationship. Nito lang, wala pang buwan,” he admitted.
Zaijian first revealed he was in a relationship in 2020 during a guest appearance on the popular morning show Magandang Buhay where he said his girlfriend was a source of inspiration for him.
“Nakakatulong po siya sa akin. Parang mas inspired ako sa pang-araw-araw. Kapag gumigising ako tapos alam ko na may nagmamahal sa akin, tapos may naghihintay sa akin.”
In the upcoming Dreamscape series The Broken Marriage Vow, Zaijian plays the role of Gio Ilustre, the only son of Jill (Jodi Sta. Maria) and David Ilustre (Zanjoe Marudo). Zaijian first made a name for himself after playing the lead role of Santino in the 2009 series May Bukas Pa when he was just eight years old.
Up to this day, Zaijian said that people still associate him with his role in May Bukas Pa.
“Santino pa rin tawag nila sa akin hanggang ngayon (laughs). Hindi pa rin nawawala si Santino. Minsan nga natatawa na rin ako kasi di ba nung time na yun 2009 palaging mga matatanda nakakapanuod nun, minsan nagpapa-picture sa akin nga po sila tapos sasabihin nila, ‘Hindi mo ba kilala si Santino yan?’ Natatawa na lang sila. Sabi ko ‘Hindi pa po sila buhay nun lola!’” he said.
The Broken Marriage Vow stars Jodi Sta. Maria, Zanjoe Marudo, Zaijian Jaranilla, Sue Ramirez, Jane Oineza, Angeli Bayani, Bianca Manalo, Ketchup Eusebio, Rachel Alejandro, Art Acuña, Empress Schuck, Joem Bascon, Brent Manalo, Malou Crisologo, Franco Laurel, Sandino Martin, Lao Rodriguez, Jet Gaitan, Jie-Ann Armero, Migs Almendras, Avery Clyde, and JB Agustin, with the special participation of Susan Africa and Ronnie Lazaro. Directed by Concepcion Macatuno and Andoy Ranay.
Th ABS-CBN series is the Philippine adaptation of the hit BBC series Doctor Foster and will premiere first on the iWantTFC app (iOs and Android) and on iwanttfc.com on January 22, two days ahead of its TV broadcast. Watch it also on January 24 at 8:40 pm on Kapamilya Channel, TV5, A2Z, Kapamilya Online Live on ABS-CBN Entertainment’s YouTube channel and Facebook page, iWantTFC, and TFC.