The Star Magic Ball: The juicy stories that made headlines

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Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla at the Star Magic Ball 2012, their first official appearance together as KathNiel.


The Star Magic Ball is a yearly tradition at ABS CBN that started in 2007. This month, the network’s talent management arm will once more gather and celebrate the development of its talents in the most splendiferous way.

The Star Magic Ball is a highly anticipated gala affair for the fashion and celebrity sightings. But as it always happens in star-studded events, it's what happens on the sideline that leaves behind vivid memories.

Here's a look-back at Star Magic Ball’s history and the people who made each event memorable.



2010 SHAINA-JOHN LLOYD HOSPITAL SCANDAL. Sometime in late August to early September of 2010, the somewhat unsavory talk of the town was about then-couple Shaina Magdayao and John Lloyd Cruz who, allegedly, got themselves literally locked in a tight sexual situation that needed doctors to get them separated.

It appeared the rumors were started by a blind item perpetrated by a gossipmonger who pointed to a Kapamilya production staff as the source.

READ: PEP SPECIAL REPORT: Anatomy of a Malicious Rumor

The two ignored the malicious report and were seen enjoying themselves at the Star Magic Ball that year. In 2012, Shaina admitted she and John had broken up.



2010 BEA ALONZO AND GERALD ANDERSON SEEN HOLDING HANDS. Also in 2010, Gerald Anderson attended the ball with Kim Chiu and Bea Alonzo came with Zanjoe Marudo.

But Gerald and Bea were photographed later holding hands while leaving the Makati Shangri-la Hotel, where the ball was held.

The incident sparked reactions from the Kim-Gerald fans. According to reports, they sent Gerald and Bea death and acid threats. The violent threats ostensibly cut the whirlwind romance to the quick. Both confirmed that they decided to end their relationship while in London during a concert tour in November.

Bea is now in a relationship with Zanjoe and Gerald with Maja Salvador.

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READ: Gerald Anderson on Bea Alonzo: "Nagdecide kami na maging friends na lang."



2011 COCO MARTIN AND MATTEO GUIDICELLI FIST FIGHT. The actors Coco Martin and Matteo Guidicelli were involved in a highly publicized rumble at the Salon de Ning bar of the Manila Peninsula Hotel where the after-party of Star Magic Ball of 2011 was held.

It started when Coco stole kisses from Maja Salvador during a mall tour. She and Matteo were then an item, which explained his reaction. He admitted being jealous.

It came to a head when Matteo went up to Coco at the party to ask why he has been avoiding him. According to Coco, he felt Matteo was picking a fight with him. The two decided to talk outside the venue of the ball.

According to Matteo, it was Coco who first punched him on the face but there were also reports from witnesses claiming otherwise. Matteo allegedly hit first but it was him who showed a a bloody mouth from Coco's comeback. They made peace and shook hands when Matteo presented Coco the Standout Star award before the night was over.

READ: Matteo Guidicelli makes peace with Coco Martin at 6th Star Magic Ball



2012 KATHNIEL'S GRAND ENTRANCE. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla made a splash entrance at their first formal appearance together at The Star Magic Ball 2012 held at the Fairmont Hotel. They won the evening's Breakout Style Award.

Daniel and Kathleen were first paired in The Princess and I in 2012. Their love team has become such a hit that the two are now the top teen stars of their generation.

VIEW: Who dated who at the 2012 Star Magic Ball (Part 1)



2013 YENG CONSTANTINO AND HER SURPRISE GUEST. Yeng Constantino was the belle of the ball when non-showbiz boyfriend Victor “Yan” Asuncion surprised the singer with flowers at the Star Magic Ball 2013, which he presented to her while kneeling on his knee.

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Months later, Yan yet again surprised Yeng with another sweet gesture. This time, it was a humdinger. He proposed marriage. The engaged couple are scheduled to be married in 2015.

VIEW: Yeng Constantino's boyfriend surprises her with flowers at the Star Magic Ball 2013

At the 8th Star Magic Ball that will happen at the Makati Shangri-la Hotel on September 6, which celebrity will do the unexpected and make the evening interestingly memorable.


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