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Filipino love team James Reid and Nadine Lustre confirm break-up

The on and off-screen couple intend to 'focus on themselves' while they 'are still young'

One of the most popular couples in the Philippines have broken up. Filipino actors James Reid and Nadine Lustre have confirmed that they have ended their relationship, in order "to focus on ourselves".

Click though the gallery above to see James Reid and Nadine Lustre in happier times.

The pair made a joint statement on Monday, January 20, saying: "It’s true that we have split up, but not for all the reasons that are being spread on the tabloids and social media, but because after quiet and mature conversations, we decided to focus on ourselves not only for our careers but more for our personal growth as we are still young and we want to achieve as much as we can.

James Reid and Nadine Lustre, aka Jadine. Courtesy Star Cinema
James Reid and Nadine Lustre, aka JaDine, in happier times. Courtesy Star Cinema

"We agreed that going separate ways was best for both of us. We are in good terms and are still really good friends and will continue to work with each other especially when it comes to music."

The pair have been a love team – a pair of actors who routinely play one another's love interests on screen, often becoming romantically linked in real life – since 2014.

Known affectionately as JaDine, the pair first got together on screen in Diary Ng Panget. They have since worked on a number of projects together, including Talk Back and You’re Dead, Para sa Hopeless Romantic and TV series On The Wings of Love. They have been dating since February 2016.

Rumours of a break-up have been circulating since the beginning of the year, with Lustre reportedly moving out of their Quezon City home. Reid was last spotted on the actress's social media on December 29, 2019 and she was last tagged in a post on his Instagram on Friday, January 10, during a hike up Mount Ulap, in Itogon, the Philippines.

"I’ve come to understand that what we’re looking for is found in the absence of searching, and the answer found in the absence of questions," Reid's cryptic January caption reads. "If you know what I mean, it’s time to tune in. If you don’t ... then aren’t you lucky. So this is me, tuning in."

Other famous love pairs include KathNiel, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla; LizQuen, Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil; AlDub, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza; and MayWard, Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber.

Since news of JaDine's split has broken, "Nadine" and "James Reid" have both been trending in the Philippines, as well as "protect LizQuen" and "protect KathNiel".

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Updated: January 22, 2020 09:01 AM

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