THEY were once the fairytale romance in Philippine showbiz.  He, the dashing debonair actor who captured the hearts of many women, she was the daughter of showbiz royalty.  Many fans swooned and many hearts were broken when they finally admitted their relationship.

However, the fairytale did not end happily ever after.

Yes, actor Piolo Pascual and actress KC Concepcion were thought to be the couple to watch out for, but that did not last long.

In 2011, after much speculation, a crying KC came out on national television and told The Buzz host Boy Abunda that she and Piolo Pascual have indeed broken up.  Though she couldn’t tell exactly what happened or the reason for their split, the tears all throughout the interview was enough to show that the young star was hurting bad.

That time, she could only say, “may mga bagay na parang hindi ko na kayang lunukin, hindi ko na kaya ‘yon tanggapin…”  KC also admitted that she was angry, but wouldn’t elaborate on anything.

Hindi ko masabi kasi, e.  Hindi ko talaga Tito Boy masabi sa kahit na sinong tao kung anong nangyari.  Hindi ko talaga pwedeng sabihin.  Ayoko lang makasakit ng tao…

For Piolo’s part, he was the perfect gentleman and refused to say anything even after KC’s controversial interview.  He did, however, finally opened up last year.

In an interview with E! News last year, Piolo said that he was not in favor of KC going on national TV after their break-up.  “Either way, she was going to come out with it, and you know what I felt?  I felt bad for her, because she didn’t have to resort to that,” he said.  “I still love her, you know, with all my heart, but it’s just something that she did that I wish she didn’t do.”

Of course, as they say, time heals all wounds.  Just recently, the handsome actor (who is still very much single), admitted that he and KC are now friends.

“Sa dami ng pinagsamahan naming, sa tagal ng naming…siguro kailangan lang namin ng time,” he said.  “I think we broke the ice when her lola (Elaine Cuneta) passed, so yun.”

The 37-year-old also said that their relationship now is “more than civil.”

As for KC, although she has neither confirmed nor denied her romantic involvement with actor Paulo Avelino, it seems that she has definitely moved on.

April last year, KC made a candid confession via text message to KrisTV writer Darla Sauler about her feelings for Paulo.

“No comment except…Basta mahal ko siya.  Yun lang,” she texted.

The two however, remain evasive about the real score, although they have been seen together in public numerous times.

For KC’s dad, former matinee idol Gabby Concepcion, he too, does not know anything about her daughter’s love life now.

Noong araw pinag-uusapan namin, pero ngayon hindi na,” he said in an interview with  “Siguro nga kasi, sa dami ng nangyayari, kapag pinag-usapan naming, ‘eto na naman tayo.’”

The most important thing, Gabby said, is that KC is happy.  “Kahit sinong makasama niya, ang importante sa akin, mahal niya at nagmamahalan sila, and they will take care of each other.”

Paulo has remained silent about the real status of his relationship with KC.  He has a child with former girlfriend, actress LJ Reyes.

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