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- Filipina television and movie personality
5 Jan – Following speculations of a breakup that sparked when she removed all posts about fiancé Mel Sarmiento, Kris Aquino recently confirmed that the two of them have indeed split up.
In a series of posts shared on Instagram, Kris revealed that she had offered her fiancé to let her go due to her health situation, after her health continued to deteriorate.
"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 and if still possible, strengthen my immunity," she revealed.
Kris stated that she has accepted the truth that many complications would arise from having an autoimmune disease, and that she had to end this chapter of her life to focus on herself and her health, as well as her two sons.
She then proceeded to screenshot Mel's last text message to her, where the former Interior Secretary expressed his concern over joining her medical checkups after he had been exposed to several individuals.
"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. I'm reminded of what your doctor cousin told me, the responsibility of making sure you don't get COVID given your autoimmune (condition)," he texted.
"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. On that note, with a heavy heart, I accepted your offer of letting me go. For I cannot in conscience be able to accept that something will happen to you brought about (by) my going out of the bubble," he added.
"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 added.
Kris also requested in her post for some respect in the coming months as she fights for her health, saying that people will not read or hear anything about him from her as she wants to preserve whatever dignity she has left.
It was back in October that Kris announced her engagement to Mel Sarmiento, with the former politician later on stressing to cynical followers on Instagram that he would never leave the actress.