2018 Yearender

December 27, 2018

- Part 1 -

The Lovelife of the Stars HERE’s a rundown of the stories that caught our attention in 2018. First would be the love life of the stars in which the nosy public is always very interested.

THE WEDDINGS. There were many stars who tied the knot. Maxene Magalona and model-musician Robert Mananquil in January.  Mike Tan and non- showbiz wife also in January. TV host Tim Yap and events director Javi Martinez had a same-sex marriage in January.  Actress Vaness del Moral and businessman Matt Kier in Baguio. Broadcaster Kara David and musician LM Cancio in Betis, Pampanga in January. Desiree del Valle and Boom Labrusca in Lake Tahoe also in January. Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia officially faced the altar at Balesin Island in April. Broadway and West End star Rachelle Anne Go and businessman fiance Martin Spies in Boracay, also in May. Rich Asuncion and athlete Benjamin Mudie at Hongkong in May. Nikki Valdez had her second marriage to a non-showbiz groom named Luis Garcia, also in Hongkong. TV reporter Ginger Conejero and Bruno Saab in August in San Francisco.

Christian Bautista and Kat Ramnani in Bali, Indonesia in December, also Kylie Padilla and Aljur Abrenica, Iza Calzado and Ben Wintle, and Lotlot de Leon’s second marriage to Lebanese businessman Fadi El Soury.

OFFICIALLY ENGAGED. Miss Saigon star Aicelle Santos with newscaster Mark Zambrano. Director-Actor Quark Henares with singer-songwriter GF Bianca Yuzon. Ai Ai de las Alas’ son, Sancho Vito, to model GF Shanna Retuya. Singer Jay R officially proposed to girlfriend of five years Mica Javier.

Richard Gutierrez has also officially proposed in Switzerland to Sarah Lahbati, mother of his two sons, but their wedding is yet to be finalized. Former child Makisig Morales is now also engaged to Fil-Australian girlfriend down under named Nicole Joson. Singer Moira de la Torre also got engaged to Jason Marvin Hernandez. Also officially engaged is transgender singer Jake Zyrus (the former Charice Pempengco) to non-showbiz GF Shyre Aquino.

THE SEPARATIONS.  Harlene Bautista and Romnick Sarmenta separated after 19 years of marriage and four kids. They say that they remain friends who are cordial to each other.

KC Concepcion broke up with athlete boyfriend Aly Borromeo early in 2018 and a few months later, she found a new one and confirmed having a new relationship in French BF Pierre Plassart. Roxanne Barcelo and Will Devaughn also broke up after doing a movie together in Bantayan Island, “I Found My Heart in Sta. Fe”.

The BATTERED GIRLFRIENDS. First is Janella Salvador, who showed in social media the bruises she got after Elmo Magalona allegedly threw her out of their vehicle. She later admitted that it’s not the first time it happened. Because of this, she reconciled with her mom Jenine Desiderio who has always been very vocal that she’s against her daughter’s relationship with Elmo. As of now, both Janella and Elmo’s careers are in the doldrums.

Then there’s Barbie Imperial, who also displayed her bruises on social media from ex-BF Paul Salas, saying: “Never again to physical abuse.” Her ex reportedly got jealous of her being close to JM de Guzman. He moved to GMA-7 so let’s see if GMA can save his career now that he keeps posting his photos showing him shirtless while working out in the gym.