Being in a relationship is something that a person needs to be prepared for mentally, physically, and emotionally. Loving your boyfriend, girlfriend, or spouse is a daily choice that you have to make in order to make things work.
In the entertainment industry, actors and actresses who fall in love with each other off screen is something that is not new. With the nature of their work, celebrities spend so much time together that it is not surprising that some of them actually develop feelings for one another. After all, they are also just humans.
Any type of relationship, as a matter of fact, requires time and effort in order to maintain a healthy rapport. With these celebrities being busy, maintaining the bond can be hard sometimes. Aside from the busy schedules, there is also the pressure that the public and fans put on these celebrity couples.
As a result, celebrity couples tend to always keep their private lives to themselves, especially their love lives, away from the public eye to avoid getting judged by people.
When celebrities find the love of their life, most of them usually lie low and stay away from the limelight in order to focus on their relationship or even with the family that they are forming.
This happened to celebrity couple Romnick Sarmenta and Harlene Bautista way back in 1990s. They were both part of the youth-oriented gag show, “That’s Entertainment.” Furthermore, Romnick was a matinee idol in the 90s. But when he decided to marry Harlene, both of them took a step away from show business. The couple got civilly married in 1999, and had their church wedding in 2000.
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They were among the happily married celebrity couples who stood the test of time. They have five children, they have their own restaurant, “Salu,” and they have been together for 19 years. The length of their marriage inspired a plethora of fans and televiewers, thinking how such marital relationship was rare in the industry…or so they thought.
Recently, the celebrity couple surprised so many people when they decided to go their separate ways just this October 2018. The couple released a statement that the decision to separate was mutual.
Harlene also broke her silence recently when she was interviewed by Pep.ph saying:
“Even our close friends, nabigla rin sila.”
Harlene was asked if her love for Romnick is now gone and she replied:
“Hindi naman nawawala. Ang pagmamahal, I guess, nag-iiba, hindi nawawala. Hindi ako expert, ano lang ako, kumbaga, meron lang akong napagdaanan. Base sa napagdaanan ko, hindi siya nawawala, nag-iibang level, umiibang direksiyon.”
Is it possible for Harlene to love again? The former actress replied quickly:
“Oo! Mabilis ang sagot ko kasi kahit naman yun, sinabi ko sa kanya na gusto ko meron akong makasama sa buhay, makatuwang sa buhay.”
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She said that she also told Romnick that she also wants him to be happy. Harlene was also asked if it is possible for them to get back together and she just replied with:
“Panahon lang ang makapagsasabi. Twelve years bago kami nagkita uli, nagbalikan. After two months, nagpakasal. After 19 years, naghiwalay. So, baka hindi pa doon mag-e-end, malay natin? Baka ganoon talaga yung kuwento naming dalawa.”
She said that they are arranging their annulment papers and that they are already living separately.