Actress Angel Locsin personally confirmed her break-up with Philippine National Football Team player Phil Younghusband on Friday morning.
In her official Twitter account @143redangel, she said, “Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung totoo bang hiwalay na kami ni Phil, Totoo po.”
She, however, denied that she was interviewed by entertainment journalist Francis Simeon, whose column was published today in Abante.
This was Angel’s complete post: “This is my official statement: Sa mga naglalabasang balita kung saan na-quote po na nag pa-interview ako, hindi po ito totoo. Wala pa po akong nakakausap about the issue dahil sa totoo lang po hindi ko pa ho kayang kumausap ng kahit sino sa press at nag si-sink in pa lang po samin ngayon ang lahat ng ito. Pasensya na po.
“Dalawa pa lang po ang nakausap ko, Si Manay Ethel na manager ko at si Darla na sinagot ko lang po ang text sa akin dahil naramdaman ko ang sincerity niya although hindi po ako directly nagsalita about sa amin ni Phil. It was also off the record.
“Sa lahat po ng nagtatanong kung totoo bang hiwalay na kami ni Phil, Totoo po. Sana po maintindihan nyo kung hindi na po namin sasabihin ang dahilan… pero maayos po kaming naghiwalay at mutual decision po ito. Pasensya na po kung hindi po kami makasagot agad tungkol sa status ng aming relasyon. Lalong-lalo na po sa mga sumuporta sa aming dalawa. Hindi po namin kayo binalewala… mahirap lang po talaga kung nasa ganitong sitwasyon.
“Nagulat na lang kami na naunahan na kami ng balita bago pa man kami makapagusap uli. Salamat po sa lahat ng sumubaybay at sumuporta sa journey namin ni Phil lalo na ho dito sa twitter. Hinding-hindi po namin malilimutan.”
It can be recalled that it was also via Twitter that the romance between the ABS-CBN actress and the Azkal star began. In February 2011, Younghusband posted that he wanted to date Angel on Valentine’s Day.
Since then, the two continued to see each other and dated for almost a year. They even became an unconventional couple with their “no labels, no anniversary.” It was finally June 2012 that Phil admitted they were in an official relationship since May 27.
The Manila Times Entertainment Editor sent a text message to Locsin’s manager to ask how the actress was dealing with the end of what seemed like a very promising relationship, but, the well-respected showbiz figure only replied, “Hindi kami nagkikita lately. Nasa taping for her series, The Legal Wife, in Olonggapo.”