There’s barely any privacy in the showbiz industry – after all, the public wants to be updated on the latest news concerning their favorite celebs. Filipinos are especially curious when two celebs hook up.
Nevertheless, there are times when celebrities manage to keep their relationships on the down low – far from the prying eyes of the public and paparazzi.
Here are 22 celebrity pairings that you might not have heard about:
1. Jean Garcia and Polo Ravales
Actors Jean Garcia and Polo Ravales were rumored to have dated before and they’ve even gone to Macau together. However both parties have never confirmed the rumors surrounding them.
2. Marvin Agustin and Pauleen Luna
According to reports, Marvin and Pauleen split up because of Pauleen’s parents. While her parents were not Marvin’s biggest fans, Pauleen clarifies that they were not the cause of their split.
3. Jake Cuenca and Lovi Poe
Once during a live interview, Jake Cuenca revealed that he used to date Kapuso actress Lovi Poe for two years.
4. Enrique Gil and Coleen Garcia
Coleen and Enrique used to date each other. According to Coleen Garcia, however, it was more like ‘puppy love’ than a serious relationship.
5. Carla Abellana and JC Intal
Before being married to Bianca Gonzales, basketball star JC Intal had a wonderful relationship with GMA star Carla Abellana. Both Carla and JC have remained good friends after their split.
6. James Reid and Ericka Villongco
Singer Ericka Villongco revealed that she was in a three year relationship with James Reid.
7. Megan Young and Nico Salva
Beauty queen Megan Young was in a relationship with former Ateneo Blue Eagles baskerball player Nico Salva.
8. Rachelle Ann Go and Gab Valenciano
Rachelle Ann Go used to date Gab Valenciano. Rachelle said she was happy for Gab when he got married to Tricia Centenera.
9. JC De Vera and Michelle Madrigal
During an interview, JC admitted that he had a painful breakup with Michelle because he loved her dearly.
10. Rocco Nacino and Sheena Halili
Rocco and Sheena had an awkward time working together in GMA’s ‘Hiram na Alaala’ because they had broken up prior to filming.
11. Nadine Samonte and Oyo Boy Sotto
On the other hand, Nadine shared that there was no awkwardness when she got to work with ex Oyo back in 2012.
12. Angel Locsin and Oyo Boy Sotto
Oyo Boy sure gets around. Angel also dated the late Miko Sotto, Oyo’s cousin.
13. Richard Gutierrez and Jewel Miscne
Richard and Jewel kept their relationship hush-hush until Richard confirmed that they had broken up in 2010.
14. Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo
Reports confirmed that Gerald and Bea were an item before. The reasons for their split remain a mystery, although rumors say that Gerald’s parents disapproved of Bea.
15. Benjamin Alves and Pia Wurtzbach
Benjamin admitted that he dated Pia Wurtzbach before her Miss Universe days. Pictures of them together can be seen on their respective Instagram accounts.
16. Jake Cuenca and Jessy Mendiola
Jake revealed that he courted Jessy way back but had to stop so that her career could blossom.
17. Erich Gonzales and Xian Lim
Actor Xian Lim had to stop his attempts to woo Erich due to his busy celebrity life.
18. Derek Ramsay and Solenn Heussaff
9 years after their break up, Solenn and Derek came together for the movie ‘Love is Blind’, which was released in 2016.
19. Robin Padilla and Sharon Cuneta
The ‘Bad Boy of Philippine Cinema’ and the ‘Mega Star’ used to date during the filming of their 1991 movie, ‘Maging Sino Ka Man’. Sharon even admitted during a concert that she would have married Robin!
20. Christian Bautista and Carla Dunareanu
Singer Christian Bautista and radio DJ Carla were dating while on the set of the international series ‘The Kitchen Musical’. After more than a year of dating, the two split up.
21. Rhian Ramos and KC Montero
Despite ending their relationship back in 2013, Rhian and KC have remained good friends.
22. Bianca Manalo and John Prats
Bianca and John were in a year-long relationship before calling it quits in 2012. Bianca admits that there was no closure when it ended between them. Currently, John is married to Isabel Oli and Bianca is happy with Fabio Ide.