Former couple Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband pose in Kyoto, Japan in this photo posted by the football player August 4 on his Instagram page
MANILA -- TV star Angel Locsin has reportedly confirmed her separation from her boyfriend of one year and three months, football player Phil Younghusband.
According to entertainment journalist Francis Simeon, in his column published Thursday, Locsin said the break-up was mutual, and took place three weeks ago.
The 24-year-old actress denied a third party was involved.
Locsin, according to Simeon, confirmed the news to him last Tuesday, at the sidelines of the filming of her weekend sitcom "Toda Max." The showbiz writer said he was accompanied by Locsin's manager, Ethel Ramos, at the time.
Younghusband and Locsin became a couple on May 27, 2012, following a year-long romance that started with a tweet from the Azkals striker asking the actress out for Valentine's Day.
The former couple had admitted talking about a "future together," but noted they have yet to discuss wedding plans.
On the subject of marriage, Younghusband said in an interview early this year, "I plan to marry Angel. When is the question. But I know Angel is the one. She's the one, and I know I want my future to be with her."
Rumors of the couple's separation surfaced on Monday.
Younghusband's last post about Locsin on his social media accounts was on September 6, when he tweeted he was watching the actress on the noontime program "It's Showtime."