MANILA – Christmas is indeed a time for reunions.
On Tuesday, former celebrity couple Piolo Pascual and KC Concepcion finally had their stage reunion, several years after their controversial breakup.
This happened at the 2015 ABS-CBN Christmas Special held at the Araneta Coliseum, which will be aired on the Kapamilya network on December 19 and 20.
Pascual was part of a production number with other ABS-CBN actors when Concepcion suddenly emerged on stage.
John Lloyd Cruz then grabbed Pascual’s hand and pulled him closer to Concepcion. Amid teasing from the other Kapamilya stars, Pascual greeted Concepcion with a kiss on the cheek.
In an interview with ABS-CBN News and other reporters after the event, Pascual said he and Concepcion only knew that they were doing a spiel together that night.
“We were told sa backstage lang na we were doing a spiel. Wala kaming rehearsal. Nagkita kami sa stage na,” he said.
Asked if he felt awkward, Pascual said: “No, we are okay.”
Could this be a start of their friendship again?
“Sa amin na lang 'yun. If there’s anything, I guess we are at a point wherein lessons have been learned so there are things which we just want to keep private. We learn from the past,” he said.
In a separate interview, Concepcion said she is also happy that her mother, veteran actress Sharon Cuneta, and Pascual are now in good terms as well.
Cuneta and Pascual reunited last October at a private gathering.
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Concepcion said she had been praying for the two’s reconciliation.
“I was there [when it happened]. Very personal pero I’m at peace and I’m very happy that it finally happened. Time truly does heal wounds. Pinagpe-pray ko din yun, pinagpe-pray din ni Piolo 'yun I’m sure. There was some glue that just brought us together. I was very happy for that moment,” she said.