MANILA, Philippines – Singer Danny O’Donoghue became active once again on Twitter, days after it was reported that he was one of the reasons behind the breakup of beauty queen Janine Tugonon and Jaypee Santos.
Twitter was on fire last week as Filipino netizens from across the globe voiced their opinions on Tugonon’s announcement on national television that he has broken up with Santos, who was right beside her at the time, and her constant mention of O’Donoghue, the lead vocalist of the Irish pop-rock band The Script.
The breakup buzz has even generated an Internet meme called “Na-Janine.”
But O’Donoghue, who returned to “tweeting” on April 19, has not said anything about the issue, or even Tugonon.
His posts for the past days only involved the reality singing contest “The Voice UK,” where he sits as one of the judges.
O’Donoghue was recently told off for flirting with the contestants of “The Voice UK,” according to a report from MTV.
The lead vocalist of The Script met Tugonon when they performed in Manila early this year.
‘Time of confusion’
Last week, Santos said Tugonon went through what he called “a time of confusion” when she got attracted to O’Donoghue. He 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.
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,” which was taped nearly a month ago.
Santos then expressed optimism that he and Tugonon will eventually patch things up.