MANILA — Despite persistent rumors of their supposed separation in 2019, John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna never went on record confirming they had broken up.
The former “Home Sweetie Home” co-stars started their whirlwind romance in 2017, the same year both went on hiatus from showbiz to focus on their new family.
They are known to have a 1-year-old son.
Cruz’s return to the limelight late last year was notably coupled with rumors of his alleged breakup with Adarna, who similarly started accepting showbiz projects again.
Even as they became visible to the public again, neither has addressed the status of their relationship — that is, until Monday, when Adarna shared snaps of her appearing to be sweet with a different man.
On Instagram, Adarna posted photos of her gathering with friends in Madrid. One of them shows her in an embrace with a man whom she tagged as one Carlos Lemus.
In a separate post which shows a couple with their backs to the camera, the same account was tagged. Comments included heart emojis from Lemus.
While she made no direct mention of Lemus as a boyfriend, their photos together, at least to Adarna’s followers, indicate a new chapter in her personal life — sans Cruz.
Adarna, 31, had just become active again on social media, including Instagram, after her nearly two-year absence from showbiz.