It’s normal in the Philippines for fans to get really invested in celebrity tandems and pairings—experiencing romantic relationships like an out-of-body experience through the loveteams they follow and the lives these people lead on and off the screens.
And so, when reality drives a wedge between these beloved couples, ‘third-wheel’ fans also feel the sadness and regret over the breakup, with no exceptions.
Due to Maine Mendoza’s recent confirmation of her relationship with actor Arjo Atayde, many believe this is the end of the AlDub affair that sprouted from the Kalyeserye segment of noontime show Eat Bulaga! — a loveteam that captured the nation’s interest for three years, and which opened various doors for Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards in the entertainment industry.
But looking over the country’s television history, AlDub is not the first nor the only loveteam that met a sad end:
Nida Blanca & Nestor De Villa
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The film is about a dashing lieutenant (Nestor de Villa) and a Moro vixen (Nida Blanca). – 1953. Hiyasmin. Directed by Lamberto Avellana. Nida Blanca, Nestor De Villa, Tony Santos, Gil De Leon, Johnny Reyes, Arturo Moran, Carmencita Abad, Casmot, Vic Silayan, Priscilla Ramirez. Cinematography by Enrique Rosales. Music by Francisco Buencamino, Jr. Screenplay by Jesse Ramos. The film is lost. From Casa Grande Vintage Filipino Cinema
In the 1950s, the Nida-Nestor tandem was made popular by LVN Pictures. Nida’s standoffish and stubborn personality perfectly balanced Nestor’s refined and gentlemanly ways. The two were featured in rom-coms like Waray-Waray, Turista, Handang Matodas, and Anak ni Waray vs Anak ni Biday, among others.
The two married non-celebrity partners in the end.
Gloria Romero & Luis Gonzales
In the same vein as our first couple in the list, Sampaguita Pictures in the ‘50s popularized the tandem of Gloria and Luis. Both of them have Spanish features that were seen as ideal back then; the reason why their combination also paid off on big screen hits such as Ikaw Ang Aking Buhay, Iginuhit Ng Tadhana, Pagdating Ng Takipsilim, Pinagbuklod Ng Langit, Sa Libis Ng Nayon, Artista, Sabado Ng Gabi… Linggo Ng Umaga, For You Mama, Huwag Kang Sumingit, and Sinisinta Kita.
Gloria later married actor Juancho Gutierrez while Luis wedded Vina Concepcion.
Nora Aunor & Tirso Cruz III
It was in the 60s that Nora and Tirso’s tandem rose to fame and was famously known as Guy and Pip. Her morena looks and his mestizo features complemented so well that their films became blockbuster hits like Young Love, Young Girl, D’Musical Teenage Idols, And God Smiled At Me, Fiesta Extravaganza, My Blue Hawaii, Winter Wonderland, Guy & Pip, and Always In My Heart.
They paired up again in the ‘80s with Till We Meet Again, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, I Can’t Stop Loving You, Sana Mahalin Mo Ako, Inay, and Bilangan Ang Bituin Sa Langit.
Nora married Christopher de Leon while Tirso married Lyn Enchausti.
Vilma Santos & Edgar Mortiz
Branded the rival loveteam of Guy & Pip was the tandem of Vilma and Edgar, also known as Vi & Bot. Their films were blockbuster hits as well like Edgar Loves Vilma, Renee Rose, Sixteen, Ang Batang Bangketa, Kampanerang Kuba, Leron-Leron Sinta, Love Letters, Dama de Noche, The Sensations, Baby Vi, The Wonderful World of Music, Angelica, and Eternally.
Vilma wedded Edu Manzano, got divorced and found love again with politician Ralph Recto. Edgar, on the other hand, married Millet Santos.
Maricel Soriano & William Martinez
Maricel and William’s loveteam was dubbed as Taray & Kulit, when they were paired by Regal Films back in the ‘80s. Their films were instant box-office hits with titles like Oh My Mama, Mother Dear, To Mama With Love, The Story of Three Loves, Galawgaw, Pabling, Boys Town, Parang Kailan Lang, Summer Love, Teenage Marriage, I Love You… I Hate You, Daddy’s Little Darlings, Stupid Cupid, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, When I Fall In Love, The Graduates, Inday Bote, Maria Went To Town at Kung Ayaw Mo… Huwag Mo.
William married Yayo Aguila but got separated in the end. Maricel married Edu Manzano but divorced him later on.
Manilyn Reynes & Janno Gibbs
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One of the hottest loveteams of the ‘80s was that of Manilyn Reynes and Janno Gibbs’ pairing, as the duo’s chemistry shone once they began singong duets in the now-defunct program That’s Entertainment. Regal Films signed them and were featured on films such as Petrang Kabayo At Ang Pilyang Kuting, Feel Na Feel, Magic To Love, Mga Kuwento Ni Lola Basyang, and several others.
Janno got married to Bing Loyzaga while Aljon Jimenez wedded Manilyn.
Sheryl Cruz & Romnick Sarmenta
Seiko Films, on the other hand, developed the Sheryl and Romnick pairing. Just like the previous pair, their loveteam started in That’s Entertainment, too. They also starred in hit movies like Everlasting Love, Puso Sa Puso, Pardina at ang mga Duwende.
Sheryl married a non-showbiz guy while Romnick married Harlene Bautista. And yet, the aforementioned loveteam got separated with their real-life spouses in the end.
Judy Ann Santos & Wowie De Guzman
It was in the ‘90s that Judy Ann Santos and Wowie de Guzman’s tandem rose to fame when the afternoon drama series Mara Clara started. Their chemistry translated into hit movies such as Sana Naman, Kung Alam Mo Lang, Wow Multo, and Mara Clara: The Movie.
Juday married actor-TV host Ryan Agoncillo while Wowie wedded a non-showbiz woman who sadly passed away in 2014.
Angelu De Leon & Bobby Andrews
Viva Films produced the tandem of Angelu and Bobby in the ‘90s youth-oriented series, TGIS. Because of their good chemistry, the film production company let them star in several hit movies, occasionally being featured in television dramas too.
Their loveteam ended when Angelu was found pregnant with Joko Diaz’s child. She later married Wowie Rivera. Bobby, on the other hand, married a non-showbiz girlfriend.
Jolina Magdangal & Marvin Agustin
Jolina and Marvin’s loveteam started back in the ‘90s teen series Gimik and due to their splendid rapport, they were featured in the film F.L.A.M.E.S.: The Movie. This was followed by Kung Ayaw Mo Huwag Mo, Labs Kita Okey Ka Lang?, Hey Babe, and Gimik: The Reunion.
Jolens wedded Mark Escueta in the end, and Marvin stayed single.
Bea Alonzo & John Lloyd Cruz
The unexpected but surprising Bea and John Lloyd tandem in Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay, back in 2002, led the two to be paired off in My First Romance, which landed them as the highly sought-after loveteam in the history of Philippine cinema due to their box-office hits.
John Lloyd started a family with partner Ellen Adarna. Bea is currently in a relationship with Gerald Anderson.
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The news of their first movie project together set abuzz online and was met with much enthusiasm from fans of both artists. The two will be directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, who is known for romantic comedy movies and melodramatic films.
With that said, here are the other times that talents from GMA Network worked with ABS-CBN film production company, Star Cinema:
A Metro Manila Film Festival 2018 entry, this comedy film, directed by Barry Gonzalez, became the first big-screen team up of “It’s Showtime” host Vice Ganda and Kapuso leading man Dingdong Dantes.
2. You’re Still The One
This romantic drama film, released in 2015, was the first big-screen team up of actress Maja Salvador and Dennis Trillo. Directed by Chris Martinez, the movie was co-produced with Regal Entertainment.
3. Da Possessed
Comedy-horror film of 2014, this movie starred Vhong Navarro and Solenn Heusaff under the direction of Joyce Bernal.
4. She’s The One
Bea Alonzo and Dingdong Dantes, celebrated actors from various primetime television series, teamed up for this 2013 romantic-comedy. The film was directed by Mae Cruz-Alviar.
5. It Takes A Man and A Woman
Isabelle Daza joined top Kapamilya stars Sarah Geronimo and John Lloyd Cruz in this 2013 romantic-comedy sequel. Daza has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
6. Kung Fu Divas
Ai Ai delas Alas co-starred with Kapuso superstar Marian Rivera in this action-comedy film directed by Onat Diaz. Delas Alas has since then transferred to GMA Network.
7. One More Try
Winning Metro Manila Film Festival 2013 entry, Dingdong Dantes starred for the second time in Star Cinema alongside Kapamilya stars Angel Locsin, Angelica Panganiban, and Zanjoe Marudo. It was directed by Ruel Bayani.
8. Segunda Mano
Horror flick from 2011, a recurring actor in Star Cinema pictures, Dingdong Dantes this time around teamed up with Queen of All Media Kris Aquino. The film was directed by Joyce Bernal.
9. Won’t Last A Day Without You
Joey de Leon in a rare sighting for an ABS-CBN project, starred with Sarah Geronimo and Gerald Anderson for this 2011 Star Cinema film directed by Raz de la Torre.
10. For the First Time
KC Concepcion, a showbiz newcomer and Richard Gutierrez, prized leading man from GMA-7 teamed up for this movie back in 2008. It was directed by Joyce Bernal. Gutierrez has since then transferred to ABS-CBN.
11. The Unmarried Wife
Maryo J. de los Reyes directed this film in 2016, following the footsteps of the success of “One More Try.” In his fifth ride with Star Cinema, Dingdong Dantes appeared on the movie alongside Angelica Panganiban and Paulo Avelino.
12. Just the 3 of Us
Jennylyn Mercado starred opposite John Lloyd Cruz in this 2016 romantic comedy film directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina.
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There were 125 films shown last year. And most of them were from film festivals like Sinag Maynila, Cine Filipino, Cinemalaya, Pista ng Pelikulang Pilipino, TOFARM Film Festival, Cinema One Originals, QCinema, and the recently concluded Metro Manila Film Festival.
Despite a number of film festivals, Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo‘s The Hows of Us topped the highest grossing film in 2018.
In fact, It was the only Filipino movie that has reached the eight hundred million mark in the Philippine box-office which beaten the previous holder of the top spot, John Lloyd Cruz and Bea Alonzo‘s A Second Chance.
The movie also held premieres in Indonesia and Vietnam. It was Star Cinema‘s first time to do so in Jakarta.
KathNiel were not just rocking the box-office but the world of fashion as well. They were the cover of METRO Magazine‘s August 2018 issue.
They have been part of ABS-CBN’s line of representatives in the Thailand Network Trade Launch, which is the country’s largest media event. They attended the trade show with Maja Salvador and Jericho Rosales.
The couple has also won the Favorite Foreign TV Actor and Actress award in the Face of the Year Awards in Vietnam.
La Luna Sangre was acquired by MKCS Global became the platform for the show to be aired in Myanmar. She’s Dating the Gangster was also acquired by a Spanish movie channel called Cinelatino.
Last but not the least, aside from the success of their careers, 2018 has also been the mark of the confirmation of Bernardo and Padilla’s real-life romance of more than five years.
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It’s been nearly four months since Ellen Adarna gave birth to her son with actor John Lloyd Cruz, Elias.
On October 1, John Lloyd uploaded a photo of a poem dedicated to Elias titled “Mga Ibon.”
“Mangmang pagdating sa’yo
Sa iisang tunog mong taglay
Sa kaaya-ayang sorpresa ng paglapit mo
Sa imahe ng kalayaan na tiyak iwinawaksi mo
Sa perpektong hubog ng iyong galaw
Sa ‘yong talentong alingawngaw ng isang ina
Sa’yong malabalong papel sa ating nakaratay na sistema
Ako’y mangmgang pagdating sa’yo
Ang paulit-ulit mong huni ang kalinga sa aking mapag-isang katahimikan”
The couple have made the pregnancy and birth private but last month, the actor uploaded a video containing a smiling photo of a baby who is allegedly Elias.
John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna have been taking a break from the showbiz industry for almost a year. It is still unclear as to when the two will make a comeback.
The couple was last spotted in a party. They were reportedly with a baby, which was speculated to be Elias.
Star Magic Ball has been one of the most-awaited and talked-about occasions in the Philippine entertainment circle since 2006.
A lot of issues happened. There were fights, controversies, and rumors in the past years. There were a lot of couples who attended the gathering who eventually went on their separate ways.
Here are some updates about Kapamilya couples who showed up together as dates at the Star Magic Ball 2009:
Shaina Magdayao and John Prats.
The couple were together for two years but ended their relationship in December 2009. Shaina had a relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz and ended in 2012.
She has been linked to heartthrob Piolo Pascual but never confirmed their relationship.
John Prats, on the other hand, dated celebrities such as Rachel Ann Go and Bianca Manalo before settling down with Isabel Oli, to whom he is now expecting a second child.
Anne Curtis and Sam Milby.
Sam and Anne (SamAnne) were in a four-year relationship before they opted to split-up for good in 2011. In spite of their past, the two remained good friends and starred in several projects together.
Sam dated model Mari Jasmine, but he is currently single. Anne is now happily married to businessman and vlogger Erwin Heussaff.
Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsey.
The couple were together for six years and broke-up in February 2012. Derek ended up dating actress Cristine Reyes for a while.
Angelica entered in a relationship with John Lloyd Cruz but broke up in March 2016. The actress is currently being linked to ex-boyfriend and loveteam partner, Carlo Aquino.
Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil.
After 5 years, Billy and Nikki broke up in 2013.
Both are now married. Nikki with businessman BJ Albert, to whom she had a child in 2017, while Billy recently tied the knot with Coleen Garcia.
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Despite the Network Rivalty, ABS-CBN have always opened its doors to the Kapuso artists to cross over and let them promote their projects.
GMA-7 stars have visited the Kapamilya network even for a brief time as most of them made guest appearances the Network’s shows in order to promote movies where they co-star with an ABS-CBN talent, or was c0-produced by Star Cinema.
Here’s a list of some Kapuso artists that made their own ABS-CBN appearances:
Teresita Ssen Marquez.
The Reina Hispanoamericana 2017 winner made an appearance on Magandang Buhay and Tonight With Boy Abunda.
She was a part of the Ika-6 Na Utos and Mulawin vs Ravena cast.
Lovi made guest appearances for The Bride and the Lover, whom she starred in alongside Jennylyn Mercado and Paolo Avelino.
She has also promoted her movie on It’s Showtime host, Vhong Navarro, titled Woke Up Like This.
Rhian has been the leading lady of Kapamilya actors for two times now. First is with Piolo Pascual for Silong, and with Zanjoe Marudo in Fallback last year.
She has joined her co-stars in promoting the movies on ABS-CBN shows.
The actress starred with Kapamilya stars four times before.
She used to visit The Buzz and Kris TV before.
Joey De Leon.
The Eat Bulaga host once Popstar Princess Sarah Geronimo‘s father in movie Won’t Last A Day Without You.
He made his rare Kapamilya appearance at The Buzz and Kris TV on 2011.
Vic is not new when it comes to cross-over guestings as he made a handful of appearancs in the Kapamilya network back then.
Among these are for two of his movies that were c0-produced by Star Cinema.
Solenn has made guestings on ABS-CBN back in 2014 and 2016.
She starred with Kapamilya films such as Da Possessed and Love is Blind
He shared the big screen with Maja Salvador in You’re Still The One and Anne Curtis in Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend?
GMA’s Primetime King has also been Star Cinema‘s favorite when it comes to leading men.
He is set to co-star with Vice Ganda in Fantastika. He frequents in Tonight with Boy Abunda and Magandang Buhay.
This actress and television personality has been visible on ABS-CBN in 2016.
Jennylyn had interviews with Boy Abunda and Kris Aquino as she promoted her movies with Sam Milby and John Lloyd Cruz.
Marian had made promotional rounds in ABS-CBN back in 2013 when she became a part of action-fantasy film Kung Fu Divas.
She starred with then Kapamilya star Ai-Ai delas Alas.
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In spite of celebrities being watched 24/7, some of them can still keep things without the public noticing anything. It can be as little as a scar that can be covered by any makeup or as big as a pregnancy that the public would feast upon.
Here are a few celebrities that have children you may not know about in the past:
Phoemela Baranda was 19 and had a busy modeling career when she got pregnant with her daughter, Kim. All her life, Kim thought that Phoemela was her older sister and she only found out about the truth when she was already 11 years old.
Sarah Lahbati and Richard Gutierrez
Last 2013, the word got around that Sarah Lahbati was pregnant with her child with Richard Gutierrez. The couple gave no confirmation as they flew to Switzerland. They first showed their son to the public in their reality show ‘It Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez’.
Back in 2011, actor Derek Ramsay found out that he has a son named Austin. Austin is his son with estranged wife Mary Christine Jolly.
Marjorie Barretto is the mother of Dani, Julia, Claudia, and Leon. Her eldest is her child with Kier Legaspi. On the other hand, Julia, Claudia at Leon are her children with her second husband, Dennis Padilla.
Aubrey Miles admitted last 2014 that she has a son named Maurie. When asked about the reason on why she kept him as a secret, she answered “Noong time na ‘yun kailangan fresh ka. Mas sisikat ka. Siyempre sa mga endorsements mo gusto nila single ka, hindi ka mom.”
Inigo Pascual was all grown-up when he was introduced to the public by his father, Piolo Pascual. Inigo is currently following his dad’s footsteps as he’s trying his luck in the showbiz.
Last March 16, Liz Uy, a famous celebrity stylist revealed that she has a son named Xavi. In one interview by Preview, she said that “Every time I do anything, I think of Xavi first.”
Ellen Adarna and John Lloyd Cruz
There have been speculations that Ellen Adarna is currently pregnant with her child and the rumored father is the actor John Lloyd Cruz. Although there hasn’t been a confirmation just yet, last June 19, the two were spotted at Chong Hua Hospital in Cebu for an alleged prenatal check-up.
One of the most popular teen series on the Philippine television before was a show called “Tabing Ilog”. It aired for four years, from 1999-2003. It was then dubbed as the Filipino version of popular American drama Dawson’s Creek starring James Van Der Beek, Katie Holmes, Joshua Jackson, and Michelle Williams.
After two decades, where are the personalities that took part in the said show now?
Jodi Sta. Maria
Jodi Sta. Maria played the role of George in Tabing Ilog. She is now a single mother of one and starred in popular dramas like Be Careful With My Heart, Pangako Sa’Yo, and the romantic drama series Sana Dalawa Ang Puso.
Baron Geisler’s role in Tabing Ilog goes by the name Fronzy. He became a housemate of Pinoy Big Brother and took part in countless shows and movies.
Recently, he has taken part in a few controversial issues and revealed that he has been checking into a rehabilitation center.
Desiree del Valle
Desiree del Valle was known as Corrine in Tabing Ilog. The actress’ latest work was in the horror-fantasy drama La Luna Sangre starring well-known loveteam Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla.
This 2018, Desiree got married to actor Boom Labrusca.
This actor who played Badong in the TV show has now transferred to another network. His last movie appearance was in the 2015 horror film Haunted Mansion.
Paula Paralejo is now a businesswoman running her own travel agency. Her business partner is her husband Charlie Fernandez. She finished her studies last 2008 as magna cum laude in the University of the Philippines – Diliman with a degree in Philosophy.
Patrick Garcia played the role of James in Tabing Ilog. He is now a father of four kids, including Jennylyn Mercado’s son, Alex Jazz Mercado.
He is a part of ABS-CBN’s Blood Sisters.
After she’s done with Tabing Ilog, Kaye Abad has been active in show business and has been a part of Two Wives and Annaliza. The 36-year-old actress’ current partner is former Pinoy Big Brother’s Paul Jake Castillo.
John Lloyd Cruz
John Lloyd Cruz has played the role of Rovic in Tabing Ilog. He has been the male lead in box office hit films One More Chance and A Very Special Love. He played the role of Mateo in La Luna Sangre.
He’s currently being linked to Ellen Adarna who is allegedly pregnant with her child with the actor.
One thing we all know is the entertainment industry is kind of unpredictable. If one contract expires, it can be a possibility that he or she will transfer to a rival network.
The most common “artist exchanges” happening are between the two biggest television companies in the country, ABS-CBN and GMA 7.
So who are the stars that nearly transferred to other channels?
John Lloyd Cruz
According to Direk Lauren Dyogi, Actor John Lloyd Cruz was rumored to leave the Kapamilya network way back in 2002.
The director, who is currently ABS-CBN’S TV Production Head, was also John Lloyd’s director in a series called Gimik. Even though the actor had been considering, he was convinced to stay with his current network as he was given a big break back then, which was the prime-time series Kay Tagal Kitang Hinintay, which was aired on the same year.
The rumors resurfaced when Cruz turned down a role in the 2014 teleserye, Bridges of Love, because his contract was meant to end that year. But eventually, he renewed his contract in 2015 as he did more projects and movies in Star Cinema.
The actor is currently on and indefinite leave from showbiz.
Actress and host Angelica Panganiban was first rumored to sign with GMA 7 after making a special guest at the Kapuso adventure show Extra Challenge, but it was proven false as she remained loyal to ABS-CBN.
Last May 2016, Panganiban revealed that she did once consider switching networks after her break-up with actor John Lloyd Cruz.
However, because of her huge respect for her mother company for more than 20 years, she decided to stay.
“Muntik na nga akong lumipat ng network pero dahil may respeto ako sa ABS, sige hindi na lang ako lilipat. Magre-retire na lang ako,”
In the year 2013, rumors of actor Dingdong Dantes started surfacing. He was said to transfer to ABS-CBN after being one of GMA 7’s top actor for around 18 years already.
In an interview last June 2013, he admitted that his manager was negotiating with both ABS-CBN and GMA 7 while he was preparing for his drama series Genesis. He was said to fully transfer to the Kapamilya network because he has worked with Star Cinema before, which is ABS-CBN’s movie subsidiary.
He has released two movies with them which was Segunda Mano and One More Try.
The actor ended the speculations when he renewed his contract with the Kapamilya actor in September of the same year.
He still appears in Star Cinema movies.
Yes, the Queen of All Media herself has been rumored to transfer from ABS-CBN to GMA 7 or TV5 before.
The first speculations appeared last 2013 when it was rumored that TV5 has offered the actress and host to be their president. It was also said that she is actually considering moving to GMA-7.
The words intensified when she started posting phrases on her Instagram account regarding decision making.
Later on, Kris clarified that even though she met with TV5’s Manny Pangilinan twice, she never met with the GMA executives.
She remained signed as a Kapamilya actress.
Dennis Trillo admitted last December 2012 that he was having negotiations and thoughts regarding his next career move. Speculations arose at that time as he only had one year remaining in his contract with GMA 7.
What added fuel to the fire as when he was asked about his thoughts if his manager transferred him to either TV5 or ABS-CBN. His answer was “It’s okay… but what I would choose more is ABS. Of course what you will think about is your mileage as an artist. Good things happen in ABS, right? Their shows have lots of viewers. So I would choose that, if ever (it happens).”
However, the actor decided to stay with GMA 7.
Actor Ian Veneracion is someone that likes to explore his career and transfer to various networks.
Veneracion first signed with GMA 7 back in 1986 and joined the late German Moreno in That’s Entertainment. 17 years later, he transfered to ABS-CBN and appeared in the drama series Darating Ang Umaga, but only a year later, he went back to GMA 7.
However, he once again moved to ABS-CBN in 2007, and returned to their rival network in 2008.
In 2011, Veneracion made a comeback at ABS-CBN wherein he became a talent of Star Magic. He appeared in the remake of the popular drama Pangako Sa’yo and the rom-com The Achy Breaky Hearts. He currently appears in the drama A Love To Last.
Recently, it has been speculated that the actor will once again transfer networks after talent manager Perry Lansingan posted a photo with him and Lilybeth Rasonable, who is the senior vice presindent of the Kapuso network.
The actor quicky shut down the rumors as he stated that Lansingan is his neighbor in Tagaytay. He exclaimed “No. Lagot ka kay Tita Malou!” at one press conference as he was asked if he’s really planning his return to GMA 7. Malou Santos is the chief operating officer of Star Creatives.
He stated that he’s happy with the roles that are given to him under his current network and they have been very kind to him.
Veneracion is currently busy preparing for his upcoming concert.
It was rumored that the Asia’s Songbird was transferring to ABS-CBN when the network held a press conference about her guest appearance in Maalaala Mo Kaya. The speculations intensified when the singer cried while singing at one of GMA 7’s variety shows, SOP, back in 2008.
It was said that Regine Velasquez was planning to transfer to the Kapamilya network as she was interested on playing the lead role in the channel’s adaptation of Betty La Fea.
In ABS-CBN’s talk show, The Buzz, Velasquez admitted that she was interested on doing the adaptation but denied that the network offered her a 25 Million peso talent fee.
Judy Ann Santos
During actress Judy Ann Santos’ press conference regarding the finale of her telenovela, Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala, she encountered the speculations of her transferring networks. She took responsibility for the early exit of her series because of ABS-CBN’s original plan to move it to the fourth timeslot.
She said that her with her mother studio for more than 20 years was already expired and admitted that she became open negotiating with other networks.
“Honestly, nakakataba ng puso na, alam mo iyon, ang daming gustong kumuha sa iyo, kumuha sa serbisyo mo.”
A month after the press con, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network.
Jericho Rosales left Star Magic in 2006 and the rumors of his network transfer started floating immediately after that.
In one interview, he admitted that even if he still has a soft spot for ABS-CBN, he’s torn about the offers of different networks.
However, in another interview, he finally said that his transfer did not push though as he decided to remain loyal to the Kapamilya channel.
He is currently busy filming for his upcoming teleserye Halik.
Back in 2016, rumors rose that John Prats was interested on tranferring to GMA 7.
One of GMA-7’s creative consultants, the late Jake Tordesillas, even tweeted clues about his transfer such as “to follow look at the rainbow for a happy heart.”
Later that year, it was found out that the actor was supposed to be a part of the drama-comedy series Juan Happy Love Story.
With his aborted transfer to GMA-7, Prats joined the cast of the Kapamilya prime-time series FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
John has since ventured into directing events such as the concerts of Moira dela Torre, K Brosas, and Richard Poon.
It was said back in 2016 that actress Kris Bernal was negotiating about her possible contract with ABS-CBN.
In one interview, she failed to answer this question but she did mention that she was exploring new ideas and plans for her career growth.
The actress never gave a statement about this but GMA confirmed that she will be staying at the network as she’s set to be the lead character of the series Impostora.
Last year, she finally admitted that she did meet up with ABS-CBN but decided to remain as a Kapuso star.
In 2013, Lovi Poe was rumored to transfer to TV5 as she allegedly got a 35 Million peso offer. Fuel added to the fire as she was replaced by Bela Padilla in the series Love & Lies.
In early May of the same year, Poe appeared in TV shows of ABS-CBN to promote her movie The Bride and The Lover, which fueled even more rumors that she would leave GMA 7.
In an interview during the premiere night of the movie, which is directed by Joey Lamangan, the actress kept mum regarding the issue, saying that she is happy to promote her film with the Kapamilya network.
During the last quarter of May 2013, Lovi finally ended the rumors by signing a three-year contract with GMA 7.
After a her feud with some cast members of the ABS-CBN gag show, Banana Split, Cristine Reyes openly expressed her desire to return to the Kapuso network.
Reyes was very vocal about her plans as she stated that she left her hear in GMA 7.
However, her network transfer did not materialize and instead, she renewed her contract with the Kapamilya network in July 2009.
Cristine remained a Kapamilya for the next nine years but she is currently not active on TV.
Diether Ocampo‘s network transfer rumors started in late 2008 when he finished his ABS-CBN teleserye Iisa Pa Lamang.
According to reports, Ocampo signed a maximum four-year contract with the Kapuso network and was supposed to be part of the Pinoy adaptation of the Koreanovela All About Eve.
A few days after the report came out, Star Magic made a statement that the actor won’t transfer to the rival network. He remained with ABS-CBN until early 2015.
In late 2015, it was announced that his project with Judy Ann Santos titled Someone To Watch Over Me would be postponed. After that incident, he started doing projects with TV5, including the 2016 drama series Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap.
In late 2017, Ocampo made a TV comeback via GMA 7’s Magpakailanman and in March 2018, Diether returned to ABS-CBN for a special role in the fantasy series Bagani.
When Kapuso actor Kristoffer Martin started tweeting about his career, speculations were fueled that he will be transferring to the Kapamilya network.
Rumors about his transfer intensified when Martin had a reunion with the producers of Little Big Superstar, the Kapamilya reality show he joined in 2006, which launched his showbiz career.
His ex-girfriend Joyce Ching revealed that the actor did think about returning to ABS-CBN to continue his career.
“Pero hindi naman talaga yung muntik na, na andito na yung contract, hindi pinirmahan, hindi naman po ganung level.
Pero iyon, siguro nag-e-explore din siya kung saan siya mas magwo-work, mas magiging okay ang career niya.”
The actor remains to be a talent of GMA 7.
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Controversial videos of John Lloyd Cruz have been spreading like a wildfire on the internet, and people are not pleased with it. In the said video, John Lloyd was acting bizarre, dancing in a weird manner.
It was a series of videos taken by Ellen Adarna’s friend @doreenting on Instagram. Ellen and the One More Chance actor are rumored to be having a romantic relationship.
Until the two confirms what’s going on between them, we can never assume anything. The two great actors are old enough to do everything they want. Let’s just be happy for them. For the meantime, here’s a list of reasons why John Lloyd Cruz’ recent behavior is just normal and people need not get alarmed.
You have experienced it, for sure. If not, you probably have seen a friend that’s so drunk, and it is normal to act like that. You’re under the influence of alcohol, and you tend to be half conscious of your actions. John Lloyd got drunk, he had fun like how you would feel after a joyful feast with a beer.
Guys, he’s 34 for fries sake. He is just doing what a normal 34-year-old does. Having a good time with great friends, running away from all the problems for just one night. For sure, he’s just escaping all the stress his job had caused him. Imagine, what would you feel if you’re old enough and people judged you for doing a normal thing? You feel it, yeah? Same thing with JL.
It’s absurd for people to ask apology from John Lloyd just because he was caught drunk on tape. Seriously, people? We all have that one embarrassing moment we wished never existed. Did people ask you to say sorry for it? He doesn’t exist just to please everyone, you should know this, it’s as cliche as this. We’re so lucky that JL expressed his apologies so that people can stop. Happy now?
Again, he’s 34. He knows what he’s doing. He knows a good company and also the bad ones and choosing to have fun with Ellen and her friends is all up to him. You can never accuse the 29-year-old actress of something she did not intentionally do. Ellen was known for being carefree and people liked her for that. She went on a trip with JL, and they had fun. Is there something wrong with that?
We get it, he’s super famous, influential and people look up to him. But he’s human, he is not a supreme being. He does what people normal do, and it’s not right to pressure him to be as good as you want him to be. No one likes that, do you?
We cry impossible. Well, here’s a thing, if he was convicted of using drugs, that’s the time we should be alarmed. But was it confirmed? Are there reports saying that he is guilty?
Until then, again, we can never assume. Let’s use common sense. Think of this as hypothetical. If JL is really high at that moment, do you think that someone close to him will take a video of what really happened?
C’mon, his recent endeavors do not reflect on his craft. People who discredit his line of work just because he was seen drunk and naive, are insane. He is a great actor, one of the best, and that should stop there. No buts and no ifs. You cannot question his dedication on what he does just because you have seen the other side of him.
It’s also good to be vulnerable in the eyes of many, this is to gauge who really love and respect him. In the end, those who know him wont even care. Everyone makes mistake and no one is entitled to step on his toe just because he did such act. Puritan minds must stop, as it will never help. period. Let’s cheers to that!
We’ll leave it here, okay? It’s up to you now.
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