Broadcaster Kim Atienza, for one, left Paolo a message in the comments.
"Lahat nagkakamali, Pao. We just have to make up for our mistakes. May panahon pa. The kids are young."
On September 1, 2021, LJ confirmed in an interview that she and Paolo have indeed broken up. Netizens first speculated that they were having issues after Paolo unfollowed her and deleted all her photos on Instagram. LJ is currently in New York with her daughter with Paolo, Summer, and Aki, her son with her ex-boyfriend, Paulo Avelino.
Photos and footage of Paolo with a mysterious woman, taken in August 2021, shortly thereafter circulated online. Netizens speculated that it was Paolo's A Faraway Land co-star Yen Santos he was with, which Paolo confirmed when he broke his silence on social media and addressed the issues.
Paolo clarified that Yen was not the reason behind his breakup with LJ. He also said that he had merely invited Yen as a friend to accompany him to Baguio after LJ left for the US with the kids.
"She was never the reason of our break up. I was. Kung matagal na kaming hindi okay ni LJ, it was mainly because of me. Masyado niyo siyang diniin sa issue na 'to. Pati pag-promote namin ng movie nabahiran na ng kung anu-ano."
"Dahil ayaw ko sa Manila at gusto kong makapag-isip-isip. Naging insensitive ako about the possible effects nung issue and I invited Yen for a day para may makausap since malapit lang siya sa North din. She went there as a friend. Hindi ko naisip na madadamay siya ng ganito. I'm sorry for this."
In his two-part statement, Paolo also confirmed that he had been unfaithful to LJ.
"Aaminin ko, naging marupok at gago ako sa ilang taon naming pagsasama. I'm not proud of it. For that, I'm sincerely sorry. I'm truly ashamed of my actions."
You can read his full post here.