Former T.G.I.S. teen stars and former showbiz love team Dino Guevarra and Kim delos Santos had a rough life as husband and wife in real life.
Six years ago, their much-publicized marital woes broke the hearts of fans.
In a segment interview with Showbiz Central aired yesterday, September 12, Dino opened up about his past relationship with Kim.
"Ang naging problema kasi namin, in layman's terms, wala sa amin nagbibigay," he began.
Kim, who is now based in the United States, gave her own thoughts in a separate phone interview: "When you're young and in love, kaya mo magmahal ng iba, pero nakakalimutan mo na ang sarili mo. I guess that's what happened to us."
NARCISSISTIC PERSONALITY DISORDER. "Ang tawag sa problemang ito ay 'narcissistic personality disorder,'" explained Dino's legal counsel Vince Rumarate. "Lumalabas sa psychological evaluation and according to some of the witnesses, silang dalawa ni Kim ay may problema."
Narcissistic personality disorder, according to psychcentral.com "is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with this disorder often believe they are of primary importance in everybody's life or to anyone they meet."
THE ANNULMENT. Having gone their separate ways, Dino filed for an annulment of their marriage.
"Nag-file kami ng annulment sa Parañaque noong 2008," Dino revealed.
There were delays as Kim had moved by then to New Jersey, USA.
"Pinadalhan namin siya ng summon, pero nasa New Jersey siya noon," explained Atty. Rumarate.
"So, ginawa namin, nag-file kami ng motion. And soon, pinublish namin sa diyaryo.
"Umabot din ng two years bago nadesisyunan. Si Kim, puwede na mag-asawa muli at si Dino din."
In a phone interview with Showbiz Central, Kim said: "The process took a while... Finally, may closure. In a way, natuwa ako kasi I can start over."
MOVING ON. Now that the annulment is final, Dino is focusing on starting a new life.
He said, "'Yong love life ko, masasabi ko, ito na ang pinakamasayang nangyari sa aking buhay. Pero ang pinagkakaabalahan ko ngayon ay ang business ko."
Dino, however, said he was open to being friends with his ex-wife.
"Kalahati rin ng aking buhay ay nandun kay Kim. So, siyempre, yung mga ganung pagsasama, e, hindi basta basta itatapon o ibabalewala."
Kim, on the other hand, said: "Siguro hindi naman kami gigimik na parang close kami. Civil, yeah. As to the future, who knows?
"Ang God lang ang makakapagsabi kung ano talaga mangyayari in the future. Pero as of now, okay lang, yeah. What happens, happens."
For his part, Dino said: "Ako, kahit kanino naman, wala po akong itinanim na sama ng loob or anything like that."