A lot can change in a span of nine years, including relationships. This is true for four couples who attended the Star Magic Ball in 2009, and the ABS-CBN Ball in 2018 — with new partners in tow.
A photo booth snap from the 2009 ball shows Kapamilya stars (top row, L-R) Sam Milby, Billy Crawford, Nikki Gil, Derek Ramsay, Shaina Magdayao, John Prats, (bottom row, L-R), Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, and Raymond Gutierrez.
As many showbiz fans would remember, all of them — except for Alonzo and Gutierrez — were in a relationship with another artist in that photo. The pairings go: Crawford and Gil, Ramsay and Panganiban, Magdayao and Prats, and Milby and Curtis.
Several of those mentioned attended Saturday’s ABS-CBN Ball: Milby, Crawford, Panganiban, Magdayao, Prats, Curtis, Alonzo, and Gutierrez.
Here’s a look at their respective red-carpet walks, and who they arrived with, if any:
Milby, who is currently single, walked the red carpet with singer Moira dela Torre. The “Malaya” hitmaker is engaged to her musician-boyfriend Jason Marvin. Milby and 2009 ball date Anne Curtis broke up in 2011, after four years together.
The “It’s Showtime” host arrived with her husband, restaurateur and vlogger Erwan Heussaff, whom she married in 2017. She and her 2009 ball date Milby broke up in 2011, after four years together.
The actress was accompanied by her “Exes Baggage” co-star and ex-boyfriend Carlo Aquino, with whom she is being romantically linked anew. Panganiban and her 2009 ball date, Derek Ramsay, ended their six-year relationship in 2012.
SHAINA MAGDAYAO & JOHN PRATS
The former couple arrived separately, both solo. Together for two years, Magdayao and Prats called it quits in December 2009, just a few months after they attended together the ball that year. Magayao is currently single, while Prats is now married to actress Isabel Oli, who is currently pregnant with their second child. Composite/Twitter: @ABSCBNNews, @StarCinema
The singer-host arrived with his wife, actress Coleen Garcia, whom he married in April 2018. Crawford and his 2009 ball date, host-actress Nikki Gil, broke up in 2013 after five years together. Gil is also now married, to businessman BJ Albert.
BEA ALONZO & RAYMOND GUTIERREZ
Alonzo was “coupled” with Raymond Gutierrez in 2009 ball snap, but they weren’t actually together. Currently, the actress is in a relationship with actor Gerald Anderson, her date to the 2018 ABS-CBN Ball. Gutierrez, meanwhile, arrived with his sister, actress Ruffa Gutierrez.