MANILA — A new decade has just opened and already, local showbiz is abuzz with its first controversy, sparked by a report claiming that James Reid and Nadine Lustre, or “JaDine” to their loyal fans, have broken up.
In a January 1 report, PEP.ph reported, citing a source close to the couple, that Reid and Lustre have ended their nearly four-year relationship due to “irreconcilable differences,” and that the latter has left their shared home in Quezon City.
The two, the report pointed out, have not been sharing photos of them together since October. It also noted Lustre’s “cryptic” Instagram posts, among them a black-and-white snap captioned, “For good, lost all of my love.”
The report quickly went viral, shocking many fans and making “JaDine” the top local trend on Twitter.
But it also prompted long-time followers of the couple to put on their detective hats to disprove the supposed breakup. The result: a flood of photos of Reid and Lustre at the same place, or beside each other, taken after October.
In particular, resourceful fans unearthed photos of Lustre and Reid on New Year’s Eve at what appears to be the same venue in Makati.
One tweet even presented a collage of those images, along with a video of Reid’s interview with ABS-CBN News on the same night, where he was asked how he would welcome 2020 with Lustre.
While Reid and Lustre have yet to directly address the report, their fans appear convinced and relieved that they’re still together, given their collection of “evidence” countering any claim that “JaDine” has come to an end. Here’s a look: