MANILA, Philippines - Actor Joem Bascon finally confirmed reports that he and girlfriend Meryll Soriano have split up.
In an interview with "SNN: Showbiz News Ngayon," Bascon shared that they separated peacefully and they are still good friends.
He said what is important is that they still respect each other.
"Nakapag-usap na kami at masaya na kami. Parang very friendly kasi ang paghihiwalay namin," Bascon said.
"Nag-come into terms kami kung ano ang mga dapat pag-usapan para at least maayos. Kumbaga nandoon pa din ang respeto para kung magkakabalikan ayon at least mayroon pa din," he added.
Bascon and Soriano had been together for more than a year.
Their romance blossomed while doing the hit series "I Love Betty La Fea."
Soriano, the eldest daughter of host Willie Revillame, is married to Bernard Palanca, and they have a son named Elijah. The 2 separated 5 months after their civil wedding in 2007.
Soriano was pregnant when they separated.
In a previous interview with abs-cbnNEWS.com, Soriano said both she and Palanca are now working on the annulment.
She also said she and the father of her 3-year-old son are on good terms.