Celebrities and their Instagram accounts have long been fodder for news and actor Paulo Avelino has recently found himself the center of attention after he deleted his photos with rumored girlfriend KC Concepcion from his account.
In an interview with “TV Patrol,” Avelino explained that he removed all colored photos from his Instagram page in keeping with its black and white theme.
“Parang nilinis ko lang lahat ng colored. Actually, ang dami ko talagang tinanggal, not just ’yung pictures niya (Concepcion) but also pictures with others… so there’s no issue,” he said.
Some netizens immediately concluded that the burgeoning relationship has once again been derailed — after all, both have hectic schedules to contend with. Avelino is currently one of the lead stars of “Sana Bukas Pa Ang Kahapon” and is doing a movie; Concepcion has recently joined the cast of “Ikaw Lamang” Book 2.
“Concentrate muna kami sa mga career namin. That’s what we’re doing now,” Avelino said.
However, he maintained, “We’re ok… It’s still the same, nothing has changed.”
The actor said he couldn’t be more satisfied with his life now and how his showbiz career is going.
“Maraming nagpapasaya sa akin kaya everything’s going great,” he said.
The annual Star Magic Ball has always been one of the most talked about celebrity events and this year proved no different. Held at the Makati Shangri-La Rizal Ballroom over the weekend, the party was graced by about 300 Star Magic artists, as well as former talents and surprise guests.
Aside from the announcement that Paulo Avelino (in a Dolce and Gabbana suit and Julia Barretto (Rajo Laurel gown) were the Best Dressed Male and Female, respectively, here are other scene stealers at the ball:
Preggy and sexy
Escorted by her non-showbiz boyfriend, Melissa Ricks, who is expecting her first baby, looked stunning in a cleavage-baring plain black Michael Leyva gown that showed off her growing baby bump.
LOL at the ball
Comedian Chokoleit sure had the audience and the press laughing that night when he came to the ball with a rather unusual “date.” He walked the red carpet with a standee of Pokwang, who was out of the country that time.
Talks about Enchong Dee’s supposed “imaginary girlfriend” can now be put to rest with the actor turning up at the event with his sweetheart, 24-year-old Fil-British model Samantha Lewis.
Senators in the house
The annual party had some surprise politician guests in the persons of Sen. Grace Poe, who, in a flattering black gown, was escorted by her husband Neil Llamanzares; and Sen. Sonny Angara and wife Tootsie both in white outfits.
Newly engaged couple Heart Evangelista and Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero came together, of course, and her hand only let go of his when she proudly flashed her engagement ring for all to see.
Pixie hair for Jessy
Jessy Mendiola wowed the crowd with her black Popo Go ball gown and short ’do.
Reel and real tandem
On-screen and real-life pairs also came in full force.
Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson looked stylish in an Ivarluski Aseron long-sleeved white outfit and black Dolce and Gabbana suit, respectively.
Zanjoe Marudo’s black Edwin Tan suit complemented Bea Alonzo’s Rosa Clara detailed white number completed by dark lipstick and full bangs.
Kim Chiu came in a backless Patricia Santos gown. She was escorted by Xian Lim.
Kathryn Bernardo was elegant in an Albert Andrada embellished white gown, and her escort Daniel Padilla shone in a Joey Samson red suit.
Reigning Miss World Megan Young looked effortlessly queenly on the red carpet wearing a Leo Almodal white gown with intricate embellishments. (All photos by Richard Viñas)
LJ Reyes has addressed the possibility of her former flame Paulo Avelino eventually winning KC Concepcion’s heart.
Without the slightest hint of bitterness, the Kapuso actress said, “Kahit sino naman pong lalaki ang mapasagot si KC parang talagang swerteng swerte.”
Months back, Paulo and KC seemed destined for a romance but it fizzled away just as quickly. Recently, however, it had been reported that the two had started seeing each other again.
LJ is not bothered about it at all. If anything she said, “Happy ako na happy sila.”
She explained, “Maganda kasi ’pag ’yung isang tao (Paulo) masaya ’yung outlook niya sa buhay (kasi) maganda din ’yung nabibigay (niyang) pagmamahal sa anak namin at sa ibang tao.”
LJ has a three-year-old son with Paulo.
The actress added that any conversation she has with Paulo these days “concerns the kid lang,” adding, “Civil kami. We talk about Aki,”
That said, she pointed out, “Mahal na mahal niya ’yung bata. ’Yun naman, undeniable ’yun.”
When prodded, LJ said she is clueless if her son has already met KC. “Kapag hinihingi ni Paulo si Aki, hindi ko naman po tinatanong kung ano ’yung ginagawa nila,” she insisted.
Formerly reticent in discussing her relationship with the father of her child, the Kapuso star has become more open about it.
“There is nothing to hide now,” she declared. “Madami pa kasi kaming dapat ayusin dati so since lahat okay na, masasagot ko na ang mga tanong tungkol samin.”
That said, LJ is nevertheless putting her focus on her career and her son rather than on matters of the heart.
“Kailangan naman talagang maging very careful tayo (sa pagpili ng mamahalin) dahil may anak na ako,” she said.