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ABS-CBN Lifestyle Asks: Ex Couples On Keeping Their Friendship After A Breakup

ABS-CBN Lifestyle Asks: Ex Couples On Keeping Their Friendship After A Breakup

The tricky thing with breakups is that they always feel like they’re the end of the world. All the mess that comes out of ending a relationship might make it seem like cutting things off entirely might be the only way to clean things up, and there’s no harm in doing so when you do. For some others, though, it might be more complicated than that: the best loves are often born out of great friendships, after all. Feelings stick around, and eventually, there comes the realization that love isn’t just about romance.

We at ABS-CBN Lifestyle asked three couples-turned-friends how they’ve managed to make their friendships work even after breaking up.

[related: Love Actually: Chin Chin Obcena And Van Allen Ong—OTP Influencers Turned Friends]

Van Allen Ong: "We still go out and drink with our friends. Halos same circle of friends naman kami, kung sino friends niya, naging close kami eventually. We still hang out minsan, minsan nag-uusap din kami sa social media when we need each other."

Chin Chin Obcena: "He became good friends with my friends as well. We really built this good foundation. That’s how we maintained it. We understand each other, so we talk about things still, too!"

[related: Love Actually: Lexi Gancayco And Jason Santos—From Teen Lovers For 6 Years To Totally Friends!]

Jason Santos: "We hang out a lot. We have the same group of friends. Every time something's happening, whether it's with working out, or going out and chilling, we'd always be together!"

Lexi Gancayco: "My boyfriend really gets along with Jason. Aside from just Jason and I getting along, the three of us and other friends go out as well. That's a big deal, also. He and Rafa have their own friendship."

[related: Love Actually: Chin Chin Obcena And Van Allen Ong—OTP Influencers Turned Friends]

Alex Diaz: "I don't think we're completely platonic yet, to be honest. I think we have an understanding of what we want from each other: We both want to see each other succeed. We both love each other, and even if she meets someone else, I'll still check in on her to see if he's treating her okay, that kind of stuff. That's the kind of love I want to have with her."

Ella Hake: "Yeah. I want to see him grow as the person that he really wants to become."

ALSO READ: Love Actually: Joseph Marco And Celeste Cortesi—And Their (Sexy) Love Story

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