MANILA — Amid rumors surrounding the relationship of John Lloyd Cruz and Ellen Adarna, the actor’s choice of lyrics in a cryptic Instagram post Thursday fueled speculation as to the status of the former “Home Sweetie Home” co-stars.
Cruz, who has been on hiatus from showbiz since late 2017, shared a photo of a portable speaker inside a plastic bucket, apparently to amplify its sound.
His caption: “From nosi balasi to kay bilis maglaho ng kahapon (minsan).”
“Nosi Balasi,” or “sino ba sila,” is the Sampaguita song about defying expectations and shrugging off criticism in the pursuit of one’s aspirations.
“Kay bilis maglaho ng kahapon,” meanwhile, is a portion of the lyrics of “Minsan,” the Eraserheads song about looking back on a relationship that’s already ended.
Followers of Cruz on social media were quick to link the lyrics to the actor’s own personal situation in the past two years.
His relationship with Adarna, with whom he now has a year-old son, started controversially, with viral videos of the two in drunken enjoyment.
Cruz, whose two-decade career was built on a wholesome and “boy-next-door” image, issued a public apology over the videos, citing in particular the young audience who looked up to him.
As his relationship with Adarna progressed, Cruz slowly stepped away from the limelight until, in October 2017, his long-time home network ABS-CBN announced he would be on “indefinite leave.”
Subsequent fan sightings of Cruz and Adarna together were characterized by their “simple” lifestyle. Cruz would be seen buying fruits at the wet market or eating street food on the sidewalk, while a then-pregnant Adarna would do groceries with her partner.
In recent weeks, however, rumors of a separation have swirled online, with PEP.ph citing sources saying the situation has even reached a Cebu court.
Neither Cruz nor Adarna has made a direct statement about the rumors.