Jaypee Santos and Janine Tugonon. File photo
MANILA, Philippines – Jaypee Santos said his ex-girlfriend Janine Tugonon went through what he called a “time of confusion” when she got attracted to The Script vocalist Danny O'Donoghue.
Santos made the statement as some Twitter users said his defense of Tugonon is aimed at controlling the damage the breakup may cause to the beauty queen’s future showbiz career.
Janine Tugonon and "The Script's" lead vocalist, Danny O'Donoghue.
Defending his ex-girlfriend once again, Santos said Tugonon was only “confused during those times,” adding that “no actions have been made beyond that attraction.”
He also appealed to the public to stop judging Tugonon based on the statements she made on the ABS-CBN morning show “Kris TV.”
“Mali lang ang intindi ng tao. Pero kami, we’re still talking and trying to fix this mess,” Santos told one of his followers, adding that the “Kris TV” interview was taped three weeks ago, so a lot of things have happened since then.
Santos said Tugonon is also aware of the report that O’Donoghue was told off after flirting with the contestants of the reality talent show “The Voice UK,” where he sits as one of the judges.
Meanwhile, Santos expressed optimism that he and Tugonon will eventually patch things up.
Janine: ‘Nothing’s going on!’
On Wednesday, Tugonon asked the public to “stop jumping to conclusions” following her announcement of her breakup with Santos, who was her boyfriend for almost a year.
On Twitter, Tugonon wrote: “Stop jumping into conclusions…Nothing’s going on!!!”
The Miss Universe 2012 first runner-up made the statement after several Filipino netizens slammed her for announcing on national television that she has broken up with Santos, who was right beside her during the “Kris TV” guesting.