MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – Actress Shaina Magdayao has confirmed that she and actor John Lloyd Cruz have ended their relationship.
|John Lloyd Cruz and Shaina Magdayao. File photo
Following weeks of speculation on the status of their relationship, Magdayao confirmed to ABS-CBN News in a text message that she and Cruz are no longer together, but refused to divulge the reason behind the breakup.
"To end all speculations, I confirm that John Lloyd and I have agreed to end our relationship. The reason is purely between John Lloyd and myself," Magdayao said.
"I most humbly request everyone to allow us to move on with our respective lives with mutual respect and dignity," she added.
Cruz and Magdayao ended their relationship three weeks ago, according to an ABS-CBN News source. The same source maintained that Magdayao allegedly being demanding of Cruz's time was not the reason for the breakup.
Magdayao’s confirmation came days after the spread of rumors linking Cruz to the alleged breakup of another celebrity couple, Angelica Panganiban and Derek Ramsay.
Ramsay, however, has denied that he and Panganiban have separated, saying they continue to “work things out.”
The actor-host also pointed to Cruz and Panganiban's kissing scenes in their upcoming film together as the likely source of their rumored romance.
It was in June 2010 when Cruz confirmed his relationship with Magdayao. The couple’s relationship managed to survive a string of controversies and intrigues, including talks of “hospitalization,” and an alleged rift over Cruz’s communication with his former flame, actress-host Ruffa Gutierrez.