Their time spent inside Kuya’s house might have only spanned a few months, but it was enough time for KarJon to develop. Their love story, however, is now only left with what ifs after being cut short.
Karina Bautista and Aljon Mendoza were on the verge of becoming an official love team. They had even confessed to having feelings for each other. Unexpectedly, a plot twist came in the form of Christian Dronio, who was apparently Karina’s boyfriend of four years in the outside world. People were quick to voice their opinions on social media and this ended whatever KarJon could have been.
After being evicted, Aljon addressed the issue on Tonight with Boy Abunda and expressed that he has nothing but respect for Dronio. “Kahit ako din naman kung mapunta sa sitwasyon mo masasaktan din naman ako,” he stated. The former housemate also defended Karina, “’wag ka din magalit kay Karina dahil close lang talaga kaming dalawa.” He added that the kilig is a result of living under the same roof and having no connection to the outside world. “Wala kang dapat ipag-alala dahil wala naman akong balak na siraan kayo ni Karina,” he assured.
Karina and Aljon continue to spend time together during mall shows and other events. Fans still show their support for the two both as individuals and as KarJon. During their visit on TWBA, they clarify that they are special friends.
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“Ayoko rin naman po maging selfish na nasakin si Aljon and mayroon akong boyfriend,” she stated. Karina knew that pursuing her feelings would be disrespectful towards Dronio. According to her, Aljon agreed and was proud that she made the right choice.
At this point, she refuted some netizens’ comments about her, “Hindi ko po inisip daw ‘yung boyfriend ko.” Yet, she always thought of his feelings, admitted to being in the wrong and never failed to apologize. “Why would you let those people who don’t even know you define you with their words,” was her Catriona Gray inspired answer.
Currently, Karina does not want to rush into anything out of respect for herself. Aljon is not courting her. On the other hand, she and Dronio had a mutual break up, “Naiintindihan naman po niya. Actually, nakausap ko pa po ‘yung family niya and they’re fine.”
Everything that has happened so far, now serves as a lesson. Karina never wanted this type of situation, but it is how things turned out.
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With all of that being said, fans can now move on and focus on Karina and Aljon’s careers as they will part of the upcoming Kapamilya teleserye “Sandugo”.