A look back at the weddings of these ladies, their heartbreaks, and second chance at love

by Anj Sampayan
Nov 6, 2016
After their failed marriage, Ruffa Gutierrez and Sunshine Cruz have both moved on and found love.

Weddings and breakups are kind of a big deal in show business. 

Some had lavish ceremonies that, sadly, ended up in split.

Some had complicated twists in their love story that led to the ladies' heartbreaks.

These ladies belong to the "Ikinasal, Iniwan, at Inibig muli" club.

They are not single, but remain unmarried.

Their first marriage did not work out, but they still believe in forever.

Here's a look back at their weddings, heartbreaks, and second chance at love.

They are currently in a relationship with their non-showbiz beaus.

Ruffa Gutierrez

March 25, 2003: She and Turkish businessman Yilmaz Bektas tied the knot in what YES! magazine dubbed a "world-class" wedding at NBC Tent, The Fort, Taguig.

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2007: The couple called it quits.

Yilmaz revealed that their wedding was not the former beauty queen's first, while she accused him of battery.

The ex-couple had two daughters, Lorin Gabriella and Venezia Loran.

READ: Ruffa Gutierrez and Yilmaz Bektas end their four-year marriage

2014: Ruffa found "security" in French-Arab businessman Jordan Mouyal, who still is her boyfriend.

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Sunshine Cruz

September 14, 2000: She became Mrs. Cesar Montano.

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They had three daughters namely Angelina, Samantha, and Chesca. 

2013: They separated after 13 years, citing infidelity on the part of Cesar as the cause. She also sued him for rape, and filed annulment in 2014.

October 2016: Her relationship with Ismael "Macky" Mathay was confirmed by the guy himself.

According to him, their relationship started with a simple "Hi" sent via Instagram direct message.

READ: PEP EXCLUSIVE. Macky Mathay confirms relationship with Sunshine Cruz: "Yes, yes, yes, yes."

Macky is the half-brother of Ara Mina, a good friend of Sunshine.

Ai-Ai delas Alas

April 3, 2013: Ai-Ai delas Alas married Jed Salang in Las Vegas after a year of dating.

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May 2013: After barely a month of being married, the Kapuso star filed for a divorce citing physical abuse and third party among other reasons.

In an interview with Boy Abunda, the comedy queen was quoted as saying, "Parang pakiramdam ko, ’Ano pa ba ang magagawa mo sa akin habang lahat, naibigay ko na sa iyo?’"

September 2014: She first talked about her then new boyfriend Gerald Sibayan, describing him as "napakabait, napaka-maalalahanin, napaka-gentleman.”

The guy is younger than Ai-Ai by 29 years.

Eula Valdes

2003: Eula and Australian-based electrical engineer Richard Litonjua had a sunset wedding in Boracay.

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2008: Eula and Richard separated.

In a past interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the GMA star shared: ""Ngayon, aminado ako na kapag malayo, maraming nangyayari na, alam mo yun, minsan napo-fall out kayo. Parang wala na.

"Pero friends naman kami. At saka, may buhay na siyang sarili."

READ: Eula Valdes confirms separation from husband Richard Litonjua

2009: The actress then revealed that she found a new love in model Rocky Salumbides.

They recently went through a rough patch, but the two are still together.

READ: Eula Valdes rescues relationship with boyfriend Rocky Salumbides

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Nikki Valdez

July 7, 2007: Nikki and Filipino-Canadian Christopher Lina had a star-studded wedding at the St. John Bosco Parish, Arnaiz Street, Makati City.

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2009: Nikki left Canada, where the couple lived. There had been rumors then of separation.

But the actress only made the confirmation in 2010, citing third party as the reason.

2015: Nikki admitted to dating a married man.

She initially didn't know he was married, so when she learned about it, she ended the "wrong" relationship.

"What I'm just trying to say right now is hindi ako gagawa ng isang bagay na ikakasakit ng ibang tao. Hindi ko gusto 'yon mangyari," she told ABS-CBN.com.

At the time of her interview, she also admitted to dating again.

"Before I met him, healed na ako, I was over all the hurt , all the pain, yung almost ma-iskandalo yung ganoon. Peaceful ako noon before I met this guy."

She and the non-showbiz guy she was referring to are still together.

Flashbacking a little to that mandatory Universal Studios globe shot. ????????? #OliviainSG

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Camille Prats

January 5, 2008 and March 5, 2010: Camille and Anthony Linsangan tied the knot twice--the first was a civil wedding in Los Angeles, which was soon after followed by a church ceremony.

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Their happy love story was cut short when Anthony succumbed to cancer in September 2011.

Aside from Camille, he also left his young son Nathan.

2013: The Kapuso actress found love in her childhood friend John Yambao.

In 2015, he officially asked Camille to be his wife.

And with the blessing of her family and son Nathan, she is about to walk down the aisle again in January 2017.

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Zsa Zsa Padilla

1980: She married Dr. Modesto Tatlonghari when she was just 16 and he was then 35.

In 1990, she eloped with Dolphy.

Karylle, her daughter with Dr. Tatlonghari, was six years old then.

Zsa Zsa and Dolphy's love lasted until his death on July 10, 2012. They were together for 23 years.

She became friends again with Dr. Tatlonghari in 2014, the year Karylle became Mrs. Yael Yuzon.

In an Instagram post, Zsa Zsa said how overjoyed she was to be finally moving on from the past and being friends with him.


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In 2014, Sharon Cuneta set her up for a blind date with architect Conrad Onglao.

The following year, he proposed.

In May 2016,  Zsa Zsa confirmed their breakup.

According to reports, the singer/actress got "fed up" with his allegedly "verbally-abusive" behavior.

Five months after calling off engagement, the two are back in each other's arms.

Their reconciliation happened only last month.

What do the stories of these ladies tell us?

Never be afraid to fall in love, be hurt, and fall in love again.

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