Ex Bf Defends Janine Tugonon Against BashersJaypee Santos, the former boyfriend of 2012 Binibining Pilipinas and Miss Universe first runner-up Janine Tugonon, has come out to appeal to the public to stop bashing her especially in the social media. Santos asked Tugonon’s critics to stop taking sides when it comes to their previous breakup.
There has been a swift media reaction after the former couple announced their split up when they appeared together in the ABS-CBN morning show ‘Kris TV’ earlier this week. During a cooking segment where guests usually disclose personal information, Tugonon admitted to host Kris Aquino that they have agreed to have some space apart from each other.
In the same interview, Tugonon revealed that she is constantly communicating with Danny O’Donoghue, lead vocalist of the band The Script. The two met during a meet and greet event at the backstage of Smart Araneta Coliseum, where the band staged a concert a few weeks ago.
She said she was awed to discover that she can still be attracted to other guys. She added that it is fortunate that she learned about it while Santos and her are still not married. She was quoted as being thankful for this discovery. This raised the ire of many netizens.
Instantly, the issue rose to become a trending topic at microblogging site Twitter. Anne Curtis, currently the local celebrity with the most number of Twitter followers, immediately expressed her disappointment over Tugonon’s action.
"I'm not a hater of Janine Tugonon but I feel really bad for what she did to her Bf/Ex bf Jaypee," actress-host tweeted.
On the other hand, some other celebrities expressed their support for Tugonon.
In the same social networking site, Santos expressed his hopes that his relationship with the beauty queen could be revived. Aside from his optimism, he said he was sure that his ex-gf and The Script vocalist are not yet an item.
Coincidentally, MTV UK recently reported that O’Donoghue was supposedly reprimanded by ‘The Voice UK’ producers for allegedly ‘flirting’ with several pretty girls in the audience. The band vocalist currently sits as among the coaches of the singing contest/TV show.