Shaina Magdayao Talks About Depression After Breakup With John Lloyd CruzMost people thought Shaina Magdayao took her breakup with former boyfriend John Lloyd Cruz lightly. A year after their split up, Magdayao now openly admits that she experienced depression due to the failed relationship. In an interview, she said it is not unique that she went through a period wherein she often felt depressed.
But the 25-year-old actress said she does not resent going through that period. She revealed that she has learned a lot from the experience. She is even thankful that the entire 2012 had been very productive and wonderful for her career.
Magdayao and Cruz confirmed their split-up in May 4 last year. It came amid rumors that there was a brewing romance between Cruz and another Kapamilya actress Angelica Panganiban. Panganiban then was fresh from an unrevealed breakup with actor Derek Ramsay. Cruz and Panganiban confirmed their relationship after a few months.
Following Magdayao and Cruz’s breakup, she did the soap ‘Kung Ako’y Iiwan Mo,’ with Jake Cuenca as her leading man. The show ended just in time before she celebrated her birthday in November.
Devotion to Padre Pio
To reward herself, she went to a pilgrimage as a birthday gift to herself. She particularly visited the relics of Italian Capuchin priest Padre Pio in San Giovanni, Italy. She personally sought for complete healing after a heartbreak.
She revealed that her new devotion to Padre Pio has helped her move on. After the pilgrimage, she was surprised that when she saw Cruz in person, she managed to greet him and say “Hi.” She said that affirmed that she has finally and completely moved on from that relationship, which lasted several years despite persistent breakup rumors.
Three celebrities are now being linked to Magdayao. They are Sam Milby, Piolo Pascual, and TV director Lino Cayetano. When asked to confirm whether these men are really courting her, she just said it would be more appropriate to ask them.
Magdayao and Cruz’s relationship was put to its greatest test when they were subjected to a nasty rumor in 2010. Several tabloids and Websites alleged that the two were rushed into a hospital due to ‘penis captivus’ or ‘vaginal lock’ during a sexual intercourse. That rumor was strongly denied by the then couple and by Star Magic, which handles their career.
The talent management arm of ABS-CBN even threatened to file charges against those who would be proven to have masterminded the malicious rumor. The issue eventually died naturally.