We’ve witnessed many celebrity breakups this year, and for every split made public we believed in the catchphrase “walang forever.”
Conversely, our news feeds were also filled with wonderful news of celebrity couples confirming their relationships and living their love out loud. From watching Ellen Adarna and Derek Ramsay’s whirlwind romance unfold to enjoying the travel photos of Cherry Pie Picache and Edu Manzano, we’ve stayed hopeful that happily-ever-after still does exist in real life.
As we look back on the best moments of 2021, we’re happy to include these celebrity couples who either got together or made their status official on social media this year.
Barbie Imperial & Diego Loyzaga
Diego kicked off the year right with a special announcement on New Year's Day: he and Barbie are officially in a relationship, after months of dating speculations.
Two days later, Barbie posted a sweet photo of her and Diego with the caption: “Totally unexpected to fall for someone I thought I’d be just friends with forever but I’m really happy to have found both love & friendship with this one.”
Last December 13, the couple took to Instagram to share the surprises they prepared for each other in celebration of their first anniversary.
Ellen Adarna & Derek Ramsay
2021 is undeniably Ellen and Derek’s year of love. The couple first sparked dating rumors in January when snaps of them getting cozy at a dinner party circulated online.
Who would’ve known that 10 months later they would tie the knot in a sunset wedding in Bataan? Netizens were definitely taken by this modern tale of whirlwind romance!
Meryll Soriano & Joem Bascon
Ex-lovers Meryll and Joem are exes no more. On January 1, the couple revealed that they have gotten back together… and that they have a newborn son!
Julia Barretto & Gerald Anderson
Since Gerald’s much-publicized breakup with actress Bea Alonzo back in 2019, he has been romantically linked to Julia. At the time, both parties denied the rumors.
Last March, Gerald put an end to the rumors by confirming their relationship during an interview with Boy Abunda
Maris Racal & Rico Blanco
When Maris posted a video of her and Rico singing together, she thought everyone would get the hint. So she had to set the record straight herself in an online press conference on May 31: “Kami po ni Rico, I think based sa post na ginawa ko po, I think it is very obvious.”
Jane Oineza & RK Bagatsing
Forget Instagram official, Jane and RK confirmed their romance by making it TikTok official!
The couple had faced dating speculations since 2018, but made the ultimate confirmation last May by sharing a kiss before dancing together for a TikTok video.
Bea Alonzo & Dominic Roque
Bea’s high-profile breakup with Gerald Anderson in 2019 may have ended on a controversial note, but 2021 saw the newfound happiness of the actress in the company of Dominic.
Last August, she confirmed their relationship in an interview with "24 Oras": “It just came out naturally. Alam ko na prior to the posting, marami nang haka-haka ang mga tao-tao. It’s not like I was trying to hide it. I think I was just trying to be careful given my past experience. Siyempre gusto kong masiguro muna kung saan siya pupunta bago siya gawing official.”
Cherry Pie Picache & Edu Manzano
As Luis Manzano puts it, “no one saw it coming.” But the unexpected nature of Cherry Pie and Edu’s blossoming romance drew fans in all the more.
Edu confirmed that he’s dating his “Marry Me, Marry You” co-star to broadcaster Cheryl Cosim via text message.
Sheryn Regis & Mel de Guia
Love has truly won in the lives of Sheryn and her partner, YouTuber and entrepreneur Mel De Guia.
Sheryn made their relationship known to the public in a series of Instagram posts earlier this month.
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