It's no longer a rumor—StarStruck 4 Avenger Paulo Avelino signed an exclusive contract with ABS-CBN on Monday, August 15.
Last Friday, August 12, in Paulo's official Twitter account (@mepauloavelino), he tweeted, "It's always sad and painful to say goodbye."
It first came out in PEP Alerts on July 28.
A source told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that Paulo would soon ink a deal with the Kapamilya network, and leave his supposedly upcoming afternoon series on GMA-7.
Yesterday, August 15, PEP Alerts announced that Paulo is officially a Kapamilya talent.
He signed his contract with ABS-CBN channel head Cory Vidanes, business unit head Deo Endrinal, and his manager Leo Dominguez.
According to ABS-CBN News, Paulo said he is excited to be be included in the roster of Kapamilya stars.
"Exciting, kinakabahan, at masaya at the same time," disclosed Paulo.
What made him decide to be a Kapamilya?
"Gusto ko kasi mag-explore out of my comfort zone and at the same time gusto ko rin i-reinvent ang sarili ko as an actor, bilang isang artista," he responded.
Among the Kapamilya stars, who would he want to work with?
"Gusto ko makatrabaho si Kim Chiu and Coco Martin.
"Feeling ko maraming matututunan and makakatulong rin sa craft ko," he revealed.
Paulo entered showbiz last 2006 when he joined GMA-7's StarStruck along with Ultimate Sweetheart Jewel Mische, who joined the Kapamilya network last year.
He was last seen in the Kapuso afternoon soap Alakdana and in the Cinemalaya entry Ang Sayaw ng Dalawang Kaliwang Paa.