Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo's longtime boyfriend Neil Salvacion has confirmed that they have already broken up.
On Instagram Stories yesterday, June 4, he wrote that "spreading rumors without even knowing the real story is just too much."
He maintained that they don't deserve the negativity thrown their way, especially Rabiya, since she has worked very hard and deserves everything she has.
"The real thing is, we're not together anymore, but we're both okay, moving forward, we talked and we're both happy with our own lives," he said. "We both believe that God placed us in this kind of situation for a reason, and that is for the better."
Rabiya has yet to speak on the issue, but she posted a photo on Instagram saying that she's "praying for stronger spirit and tougher heart everyday."
Neil was Rabiya's first boyfriend and they were together for seven years. Prior to the confirmation, speculations of their breakup started when Neil removed all of his photos with the beauty queen on his Instagram account.
The rumors were furthered when Rabiya was spotted in the United States with former "Pinoy Big Brother" housemate Andre Brouillette last May. However, Rabiya maintained that she and Andre are only friends and workmates, and that she is "not available."
The beauty queen also shared in an interview with Boy Abunda last week that her relationship with Neil is complicated.
"We need to talk about things when I go back to the Philippines," she said.
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