THE buzz in the entertainment universe about couples separating is definitely getting louder as the personalities involved press on with sealed lips despite the relentless clamor for them to straightforwardly admit or deny the rumors.
Kim Chiu and Xian Lim, who have been more than longtime companions for more than a decade, are in the center of all these persistent talks about a breakup that can no longer be mended nor can it be shrouded.
There were a few instances when the media caught up with Chiu but all she could blurt out was “Okay naman kami.” For his part, Lim shared a post of considerable length on his Instagram account, one that is no less than five overwrought paragraphs, which came down to nothing.
It could have been just a one-liner like “Kami pa rin” or “It’s over” which would have ended and clarified all speculation.
But what Lim posted read like what a beauty queen would have uttered in the final Q&A round of an international pageant: “…I will continue to use my voice to share my purpose. I will continue the best version of me that I can become and hopefully leave a mark in this lifetime.”
There are talks that Chiu has discovered a new sense of excitement not too long ago, and that she has moved on faster than expected, raring to give her all for her new acting project, an adaptation of the Korean hit series What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim.
Months ago, it was reported that Jake Ejercito was confirmed to play the lead actor, but the tide just turned without warning, and it was officially announced that Paolo Avelino has taken over the prime role. Many insiders raised more than just eyebrows since Chiu and Avelino have just wrapped up the drama series Linlang, and they are headlining this new series right away.
Ejercito has also kept mum on what led to his losing the role which was supposed to be his biggest break as an actor. Avelino is also being rumored to have called it quits with girlfriend Janine Gutierrez, but no one from their respective camps have come out with an official statement.
Meanwhile, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla continue to seal their tinted lips amid escalating talks of their separation for many weeks now.
Considered a most formidable reel- and real-life tandem in the entertainment circuit, all signs point to trouble in paradise.
There’s a scuttlebutt of a third party—allegations of an indiscretion by Padilla with rising actress Andrea Brillantes (who also had her own controversial break up with her basketball player boyfriend Ricci Rivero not too long ago) but no one is brave enough to come forward with the truth.
Close friends of these personalities have started unfollowing them on social media, depending on who they side with, which has definitely added fuel to the fire that has been raging out of control.
But there are also those who do not beat around the bush, like promising actor Elijah Canlas who admitted that he and actress-girlfriend Miles Ocampo have parted ways.
“We broke up a couple months ago. We ran into a rough patch recently mainly because we’re going through our own personal stuff. It’s been hard. I’m always gonna have love for her, and I’ll always be her No.1 fan. We are taking our time figuring out ourselves and our lives right now.” Canlas has a good role in the ongoing series Senior High and he has just launched his debut single “Kilala Kita.”
It’s going to be the season of love very soon, and we hope that more than finding or losing love, people who are seemingly lost will get the chance to truly find themselves, handle their truth, and rediscover the kind of peace that encourages, energizes and endures.