On his Instagram stories, Markus Paterson confirmed that he and Janella, who share a son Jude, are no longer together.
After Janella Salvador revealed that she was a single mom, Markus Paterson confirmed the news. He recently mentioned that he and the Darna actress broke up for more than a year already. However, on his Instagram stories, the actor clarified some reports that have been coming out against him.
“Just to clear up the facts, me and Janella have broken up for almost a year,” he said. “She’s happy in life and I’m happy in life and our priority is Jude.”
“What I said in the podcast wasn’t actually about her. But I understand that it was open to misinterpretation because of the way I phrased it. And since we never actually announced our breakup.”
Markus made the statement after a clip of him from the podcast went viral. In the video, he said: “Kung may lessons ako sa mga relationships ko, never to date someone in the industry, bro. Huwag niyo i-cut iyan, seryoso ako diyan.”
Janella on her single mom status
News of Janella and Markus’ relationship was the subject for months when Janella neither confirmed nor denied they were together during a press conference for Darna last August.
“We are both happy as individuals. And our main priority is Jude,” she said.
This was intensified even more when she recently spoke to Bernadette Sembrano about her role as Regina/Valentina in Darna. When asked what she recently fought for, Janella answered, “Being a single mom – talagang nilaban ko ‘yon. “At the end of the day, alam ko kaya ko naman siya. As much as I love the people around me who are always there to help me, I always want to know na kaya kong gawin.”
“I can rely on myself na hindi ko kailangang humingi ng tulong sa iba,” she added.
Janella and Markus welcomed Jude back in October 2020. However, they only introduced him to the public in January 2021.