Celebrity breakups have been a consistent feature of PEP’s annual yearender.
The reasons for the separation vary, and some were downright ugly. For some couples, it was a mutual decision.
This year’s list includes the short-lived romance between the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino and Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista. The announcement of their relationship and their split shortly afterwards equally baffled the public.
Mayor Herbert explained he had to give priority to his children, which, according to Kris, she understood because she’s a parent, too.
She said in her official statement about the issue, “You choose to see the breakup from his perspective, because you do understand.
"You understand parental love because you love your sons so much too."
The two have remained friends after their breakup.
“It shows maturity on my part and his part, and we ended as friends,” Kris averred.
On the other hand, many were saddened when the years-long relationship of Carla Abellana and Geoff Eigenmann ended in April.
Some of their followers had believed that they would end up together.
Why they broke up was unclear as both refused to cite any specific detail.
Carla instead said, “You know Geoff and I are two different people, and we’re too different, na there are just so many reasons."
Geoff kept mum all throughout the time when their separation was hot news.
When finally he spoke, it was to announce he has moved on "and hindi na siya problema sa akin. It was never a burden on me, actually.”
Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica’s relationship was also dragged in the breakup issue of Carla and Geoff.
Reportedly, Geoff and Kylie became too close when they were taping GMA’s defunct TV series Adarna.
Both Kylie and Geoff belied the report, and Carla herself cleared Kylie of any part in the issue.
In another turn of events, Aljur was also linked to the breakup of Louise delos Reyes and Enzo Pineda.
Aljur and Louise were co-stars in Kambal Sirena, and gossipmongers put two and two together, spinning the story that it was the cause of the Kylie-Aljur breakup and the Louise-Enzo Pineda split.
But Louise was quick to clarify that she had nothing to do with separation of Kylie and Aljur.
She said, “Co-actors lang kami na, eventually, naging close din dahil siya yung naging leading man ko sa show, palagi kaming magkasama.”
More of showbiz breakups in 2014 recounted here: Yearender 2014: Celebrity breakups