Nikki moves on, erases Billy's photos

Posted at 08/29/2013 4:17 PM | Updated as of 08/30/2013 5:40 PM
Billy Crawford and Nikki Gil cap an 'absolutely perfect' day together in this photo posted by the singer-actress on her Instagram page last June 20

MANILA -- Followers of Nikki Gil online were surprised to discover early this week that the singer-actress had erased all photos of her boyfriend of almost five years, Billy Crawford, from her page on Instagram.

As of Wednesday, Gil's account on the popular image-sharing service, which has over 387,000 followers, no longer has any photos with Crawford in it.

A number of followers expressed sadness over the photos of the former couple being deleted, with user swaggurl4344 commenting, "You deleted all your photos with Billy Crawford. Oh no what happened? im deeply saddened :'("

Others, however, supported the "ASAP" mainstay's move, with user _andreyaahhh saying, "this is her ig account. she can do whatever. delete pics and all... just let her move on... you all are not helping with those comments."

The last photo of Gil and Crawford on her Instagram page, which has since been deleted, showed the former couple getting cozy after an "absolutely perfect" day sometime in June.

Earlier in May, on the occasion of Crawford's 31st birthday, Gil also posted a collage of photos of the "It's Showtime" co-host, with the caption, "Happiest Birthday to my best friend, my happy thought, my dream come true @billyjoecrawford."

"You are a blessing to everyone around you. I love you! PS These photos still make me swoon every time I see them #TheHumstermeier," the caption said.

Last Sunday, in a birthday speech on "ASAP" that addressed the breakup for the first time, Gil said, "I've got my birthday wish and that's to be whole again."