Rayver, Cristine confirm breakup

Posted at 01/13/2013 6:28 PM | Updated as of 01/14/2013 11:16 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Rayver Cruz and actress Cristine Reyes finally admitted that they have already called it quits, ending months of media speculation about their relationship.

Actor Rayver Cruz and actress Cristine Reyes 

In an exclusive interview with “The Buzz” that aired on Sunday, Cruz and Reyes faced the cameras together to announce their breakup.

Cruz said he and Reyes went their separate ways last year but have remained good friends.

“Oo [hiwalay na kami]. Ang maganda dito, okay kami dahil magkaibigan kami. Matagal na kaming naghiwalay, last year pa. We gave our best dito sa relationship namin. Ganun siguro talaga. Hindi naman halos lahat ng relationships nagwo-work 'di ba?” he said.

Stressing that there was no third party in their relationship, Reyes said they just decided to focus on their respective careers first.

“Siguro kasi bata pa kami pareho. Gusto namin mag-focus sa work. Gusto namin mag-focus sa sarili namin. Walang third party,” she said.

Asked why they kept their breakup from the public, Cruz said: “Dinecide namin na nung naghiwalay kami, discreet na lang, huwag na lang maingay. Huwag na lang sabihin in public kasi nag-start ang relationship namin na sobrang daming naapektuhan. So sa tingin namin ganoon ang tama.”

Cruz said the only thing that prompted them to speak up now is because he does not want Reyes to be misjudged by people again.

“Sa huli kasi ang dami nang nakakahalata and AA (Reyes’ nickname) is being unfairly judged na naman. Nag-decide ako na dapat sabihin na natin,” he said.

Saying it was their mutual decision to breakup, both Cruz and Reyes maintained that they will always be there for each other even after their relationship.

“Para sa akin, hindi na iba sa buhay ko si AA. Parte na iyan ng buhay ko hanggang sa pagtagal,” Cruz said.

“Siyempre nandito pa rin ako para sa kanya. Parte na rin po siya ng buhay ko and hindi ko ibabalewala ang pinagsamahan namin. Anytime, nandito lang po ako,” Reyes said.

Meanwhile, Reyes also addressed rumors romantically linking her to former Kapamilya star Derek Ramsay.

“Siguro kasi nakikita niya po kami sa labas. Para sa akin wala naman masama doon kasi ever since, kahit nung sila pa ni Angelica (Panganiban), pumupunta kami sa house nila. Nagha-hangout kami doon,” she said.

Reyes added there is no truth to rumors that Ramsay is courting her.