Kapamilya celebrity couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco – collectively known as “Melason” – admitted on Saturday, May 28, that they are experiencing marital problems and that their relationship is not as perfect as it seems to be on social media.
"Ang totoo po ay may pinagdadaanan po talaga ang Melason pero lumaki lamang ito dahil sa naikuwento namin sa mga ilang tao at Melason fans," the married couple posted.
(The truth is that Melason is going through a rough time but it only got worse because we told some people and the Melason fans about it.)
The ABS-CBN personalities explained that a lack of quality time together as a couple is one of the causes of their marital problems.
"Dahil din siguro hindi na namin nagagawa ang aming bonding palagi dahil sa sobrang trabaho po namin, na halos sa pagtulog na lng kami nagkikita," the couple added.
(Maybe it is because we work too much that we do not have enough bonding time anymore, and we only see each other when we go to sleep.)
However, the couple clarified that the rumors about the two of them having separated already is not true. The cryptic posts on their previous Instagram account about a possible separation were posted by hackers. The couple has yet to recover the hacked account which had over 400,000 followers.
But despite their marital problems, Melai and Jason assured their fans and supporters that they will fight through their differences and that their love and respect for each other remain.
"Naniniwala kami na nagmamahalan kami nang lubos at kahit anong bagyo at unos ang dumating sa aming buhay ay hindi kami maghihiwalay dahil ang tanging sandata lang namin ay ang aming pagmamahalan at respeto sa isa't-isa," the couple said.
(We believe that we truly love each other and that we will not separate whatever storm and calamity will come into our lives because our only weapon is our love and respect for each other.)
Melai and Jason met each other during their time as participants in the “Pinoy Big Brother” reality show in 2009. The couple got married in 2013 and has a daughter named Amelia Lucille.