In a joint statement aired exclusively on a live TWBA episode on January 20, reel and real life couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre confirm their breakup, ending the speculations that have been spreading around social media for weeks.
However, the ex-lovers opted to no longer elaborate on the specific cause of their split up, citing only the wish to focus on themselves and their careers.
“It’s true that we have split up, but not for all the reasons that are being spread on the tabloids and social media, but because after quiet and mature conversations, we decided to focus on ourselves not only for our careers but more for our personal growth as we are still young and we want to achieve as much as we can,” said the first part of James and Nadine’s statement.
On a positive note, the ex-couple remains good friends and is still open to working together especially in music collaborations. On December last year, Nadine signed a contract under James’ independent music label, Careless Music Manila.
“We agreed that going separate ways was best for both of us. We are in good terms and are still really good friends and will continue to work with each other especially when it comes to music,” they added.
JaDine wished to extend their gratitude to the loyal followers who displayed undying love and understanding; and they hope that their fans would still remain supportive of their future endeavors.
Veteran host Boy Abunda expressed his two cents about the shocking revelation. He pointed out that, based on the joint statement, James and Nadine ended things mutually. And they may have had personal reasons for withholding the breakup. Tito Boy added that the show is open to hearing James and Nadine’s individual side of the story.