"Sana nga totoong gimmick lang para at least magkasama pa din kami ngayon," says Nyoy Volante (right) about his break-up with Nina (left). Photo: Noel Orsal

 

Singers Nyoy Volante and Nina both insisted that their decision to part ways was mutual and there's no resentment between them.

 

"We decided later on na siguro nga, things would work out fine kung wala na lang muna," was Nyoy's earlier statement about the separation.

 

"It was a mutual decision," Nina affirmed in a separate interview with Showbiz Central last Sunday, June 24.

 

The exact period of their split remains sketchy, as there have been rumors that the two had already broken up a few months back despite still doing shows together.

 

"Yun nga, medyo matagal na din naming napag-uusapan to break up, pero hindi ko alam kung kailan, e," said Nina.

 

As expected, the issue of a third party surfaced and talks gained weight due to Nyoy's refusal to give direct comments every time he was asked.

 

"We'd rather keep the details of our break-up private. We remain friends," he simply said.

 

Nina, on the other hand, quickly diffused the third-party angle.

 

"Sobrang busy siya, sobrang busy din ako. And siguro, kaya nga napagdesisyunan namin na mag-break-up na lang kesa masira pa ‘yung friendship namin," she explained.

 

But despite their shared "mutual decision" declaration, insiders were intrigued when the former lovers coldly ignored each other backstage after a singing engagement.

 

"Hindi ko siya nakita," Nina defended.

 

"Malamang totoo," Nyoy seconded. "Ako, nakita ko siya, pero I think hindi niya ako nakita."

 

According to Nyoy, there's no reason for both of them to ignore each other since they're on good terms despite everything that happened.

 

The singer-songwriter, who is known more as an acoustic artist, clearly showed disgust with the talks that their break-up was part of a publicity gimmick to put more drama on Nina's latest hit single, Someday, which is  about bitter defiance and hope in the face of unrequited love.

 

Someday was written by Nyoy and was interpreted by Nina and included in her new album.

 

"Sana nga totoong gimmick lang para at least magkasama pa din kami ngayon," Nyoy blurted sighed.