Vic, Pia split up: Ricky Lo

Posted at 12/09/10 11:45 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Vic Sotto and Pia Guanio, who have been together for 7 years, have split up, a veteran entertainment columnist reported on Thursday.

Although both sides are keeping quiet about the issue, The Philippine Star entertainment columnist Ricardo Lo said Sotto has become a “bachelor again."

“Since he has, even if he didn’t want to confirm it, broken up with Pia Guanio, his girlfriend of seven years, Vic has become a bachelor again who may be a member like Pres. Noynoy 'P-Noy' Aquino of SMP (Samahang Malamig ang Pasko),” he wrote in his Funfare column.

Lo tried to get a confirmation from Sotto, but the actor simply said: “We’re good. There’s nothing important to talk about. We’ve already said what is there to say. If there’s a new development, we will announce it.”

Sotto had a one-on-one interview with Lo last week before the presscon of "Si Agimat at si Enteng Kabisote," an entry in the 2010 Metro Filmfest.

But Sotto confirmed that he and Guanio are spending the holiday season apart. Sotto will spend Christmas with his family, while Guanio is flying abroad also with her family.

Sotto said he is not going with Guanio because he failed to get a visa. He declined to say where she is going.

Sotto-Guanio’s break-up rumors surfaced middle of this year. There were reports that Brazilian model-actress Daiana Menezes, Sotto's leading lady in one his shows, could be the reason behind their separation.

Sotto and Guanio are among the hosts of the noontime show “Eat Bulaga."