Local Celebrity Ex-Couples Who Have Remained Friends

It's actually POSSIBLE.
PHOTO: (LEFT) Starstruck/GMA, (RIGHT) Intrigue Magazine via Facebook/Sharon Cuneta

Jennylyn Mercado and Mark Herras

Their fans were saddened when they ended their two-year relationship in 2006. Their love team was, at that time, among the most popular in GMA.

In an interview, Jennylyn said they were too young then, and couldn't even handle their fights well.

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Fast forward to 2016, the two are good friends.

The actress has one word for her friendship with Mark: solid.

For his part, Mark revealed that Jen would sometimes confide in him each time she has a relationship problem.

Anne Curtis and Sam Milby

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Their romance bloomed on the set of Maging Sino Ka Man in 2006.

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But in September 2008, Anne revealed it was Sam who broke up with her.

In an interview with ABS-CBN's defunct talk show The Buzz, the actress revealed, "Kailangan niya siguro i-concentrate ang entire relationship namin with God. Medyo mahirap, pero I understand."

On November 2015, seven years after their breakup, Anne was a guest on Sam's 10th anniversary concert.

The actor-singer said, "I'm just very thankful that we've been able to maintain the friendship... Siyempre she was a big, big part of my ten years. She's a big, big part of my life also. Siyempre, you know, it wouldn't be complete if she weren't there."

Derek Ramsey and Solenn Heussaff

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These two dated for four years and broke up in 2006.

They were reunited in the movie Love is Blind.

Derek then said, "We're very good friends, we confide in one another about our problems, about our happiness, that's so much better."

Patricia Javier and Marc Nelson

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Patricia Javier and Marc Nelson have remained good friends after more than a decade since they called it quits.

Marc even attended Patricia's wedding in the U.S. in 2005.

The actress said that Rob Walcher, her husband, and Marc also good friends.

"Magkumpare sila. Marc is the ninong of our two sons."

Aiko Melendez and Jomari Yllana

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They were married for three years until they separated in 2003.

Initially, they were not on speaking terms but eventually, they became closer over time.

Michelle Van Eimeren and Ogie Alcasid

The way these two handled their separation was ideal. There was no drama, no word war, and things were revealed at the right time.

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In 2003, she moved back to Australia with their two kids.

This fueled the separation rumors, which Ogie denied.

In an interview with Ricky Lo, he was quoted as saying, "Michelle and I have not separated and are not separating.

"Our marriage is as strong and as happy and as solid as ever."

In June 2007, Ogie confirmed his split with Michelle, and admitted his relationship with Regine Velasquez in his tell-all interview with YES! magazine.

Michelle, too, had moved on, and even said on television via phone patch that Regine did not cause the demise of her marriage to Ogie.

"Kaibigan ko iyan," the Australian beauty queen said.

Ogie and Michelle's marriage was annulled in October 2007.

Michelle remarried in 2009, while Ogie and Regine tied the knot in 2011.

Their families would usually meet in Australia every December.

Richard Gomez and Dawn Zulueta

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Now known as CharDawn, the two became lovers while filming Hihintayin Kita sa Langit in 1991.

After two years of being together, they broke up.

In 2004, they were reunited in GMA\'s Forever in My Heart.

Since then, they've been constant screen partners.

Though they did not end up with each other, their fans have given them the "Eternal Love Team" tag.

Pops Fernandez and Martin Nievera

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They became husband and wife in 1986 but their marriage was annulled in 1999.

In the October 2007 issue of YES! magazine, Pops revealed the not-so-good side of her marriage to Martin, who was then very furious.

But time had healed all the pains, and the two have been sharing the concert stage for several years now.

Recently, she met Martin's son Santino with Katrina Ojeda, and described it a "happy moment."

Robin Padilla and Sharon Cuneta

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Their first encounter was in 1983, while she was shooting Friends in Love on Session Road in Baguio City.

Robin recounted in an interview, "She's my idol in everything she does. I became an actor because of her... I was then a student there, and I ran after her but they were leaving.

"I said to myself: 'One day, I will be able to meet you.'

"I, later on, told her that story and she replied: 'So that was you?'"

They fell in love while doing Maging Sino Ka Man in 1991 but in the same year they broke up.

It was a brief relationship, but Robin said, Sharon has been among the first few people who helped him when he was in prison.

He still addresses her as "ma'am."

Vic Sotto and Dina Bonnevie

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The ex-couple broke up in 1986 and had their marriage annulled in 1992.

They have a daughter, Danica, and a son, Oyo.

They did several movies after their separation, and have remained good friends.

Alma Moreno and Joey Marquez

They were married for 13 years and have four children, Wyn-Wyn, Yeoj, VJ, and MM.

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In 2004, their marriage was annulled.

So much had happened to their respective love life since then.

But, according to Joey, "Ness [Alma's nickname] and I have moved on... You can even say we're the best of friends."

Vilma Santos and Edu Manzano

They got married in 1980, separated in 1983, divorced in 1984, but have remained good friends.

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Their son Luis is close to both his parents.


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