MANILA -- Celebrity couple Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros, whose romance started inside the "Pinoy Big Brother" house, have separated after almost three years of marriage.
Francisco confirmed the split in a series of posts on the Instagram account of their only child Amelia "Mela" Lucille, who turned two last April.
Cantiveros and Francisco were married on December 9, 2013 at the Holy Cross Parish in General Santos City, three months after the comedienne announced her pregnancy.
Just two weeks ago, Cantiveros vowed to stick it out with Francisco despite some problems in their relationships, saying it is just normal for couples to have arguments.
On Tuesday, Francisco revealed that their misunderstanding started when Cantiveros accepted the series "We Will Survive," which aired its finale last July 15.
According to Francisco, they had an initial agreement that his wife won't have a partner in the series and that she will only have a leading man for the pilot week.
Francisco said it took him two months to find out that Cantiveros had a partner on the show as he was also busy working on "My Super D."
Because of this they started giving each other the cold shoulder, with Francisco sleeping in another room.
"Hanggang sa dumating ang punto na nanlalamig na kaming mag-asawa sa isa't isa, 'di na nagpapansinan sa bahay. Hanggang sa ako'y sa kabilang kwarto na natutulog. Almost two months na kaming ganun. Ako'y iyak ng iyak parati, di pa ako nakaranas ng ganoong iyak sa buong buhay ko, sa lungkot na nangyayari sa amin, hanggang sa dumating na parati na kaming nag-aaway," he shared.
"Nagkahiwalay na po kami. Wala na po ang Melason. OA (over acting) po ako magmahal sa asawa ko dahil di po ako showbiz eh, sa akin lang ay dapat may isinasangalang-alang ka, dahil po iba-iba po tayo ng sitwasyon sa buhay," Francisco wrote.
Below is the full statement of Francisco.