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Kris Aquino reveals why she and Mel Sarmiento broke up

Mel to Kris: “With a heavy heart, I accepted your offer of letting me go.”

Humility Javier
Humility Javier

1/4/2022 in News
Kris Aquino reveals why she and Mel Sarmiento broke up

It’s officially over for Kris Aquino and her fiancé, former DILG Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento.

On Monday, January 3, the actress-host took down photos of Mel from her Instagram account, sparking breakup rumors among eagle-eyed netizens.

Later that day, Kris confirmed in an Instagram post that they are no longer a couple, two months after announcing their engagement.

Along with a series of photos and screenshots, Kris began her statement by opening up about her autoimmune condition that has caused her health to “continue to deteriorate."

“My health has continued to deteriorate, and I will soon fly abroad for further diagnostic tests and if needed, do all the treatments and procedures to help address my drastic weight loss (I now weigh 88 lbs/40 kilos) and if still possible, strengthen my immunity. From last quarter of 2018, I’ve long known that my autoimmune conditions could only be treated but never cured,” she wrote in the caption.

She continued, “I have accepted the truth, many complications from having autoimmune may arise, especially because I am immunocompromised and we have been forced to live with a nearly two-year worldwide pandemic.”

“My faith in God has taught me I must completely surrender all, to His Will and His Timing,” she wrote.

Kris then addressed her split from Mel, showing screenshots of his last text message to the actress.

“Sa pinagdadaanan ko ngayon, may tao bang gustong pag-usapan pa ang kanyang paghihiwalay? But in order for me to be able to peacefully move on, and focus on myself and my health, because my sons still need me, Kuya Josh has autism, and Bimb will only turn 18 in three years, three months, and 16 days, I must end this chapter,” she explained.

Before sharing the screenshots, she said, “I will just post screenshots of Mel’s last text message to me. After that you will never read nor hear anything at all about him from me, because I still want to preserve whatever dignity I have left.”

“By doing this I only request for some respect for my humanity and privacy now and in the coming months when I fight for my health, because I was brave enough to show you and tell you the truth,” she added.



Mel’s text message read: “I’m worried about your situation and what you’ve texted me. I did pack up, bringing with me clothes up to the 4th of January where we are supposed to have our RT-PCR test. But I came to realize that I might further put you at risk given that I went to the mall the other day to buy a phone and went out again yesterday for a haircut. I also went to Uniqlo to buy some clothes before I went back to Jody’s.”

He explained, “I’m not sure if the people that I had close contact at the mall, especially my barber, is negative or not, and this can only be confirmed if I do a test on the 4th day and this is day 1 for me since I got exposed to people in the mall.”

Taking Kris’ health into consideration, Mel told her: “I’m reminded of what your doctor cousin told me, the responsibility of making sure you don’t get COVID given your autoimmune (condition). That’s the reason I decided not to proceed there because I might further put you at risk and I don’t want to be blamed for it.”

“For the past two days, I had enough time to think about things and accepted the fact that ensuring you don’t get COVID is an enormous responsibility. Given my nature, who loves to go out, I accept that I already have a bubble fatigue and will not be able to, sad to say, be able to continue living in a bubble,” he admitted.

“On that note, with a heavy heart, I accepted your offer of letting me go,” he wrote. “For I cannot in conscience be able to accept that something will happen to you brought about my going out of the bubble.”

“I will always cherish the happy moments we had together. I do love you, but I guess this is goodbye for your life is of greatest importance given that you have Bimby and Josh to take care of.  You will forever be in my heart,” he ultimately told Kris.

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