Losing a spouse or partner is one of the most heartbreaking experiences that a person could suffer. Despite their fame and fortune, celebrities are not immune to this kind of tragedy.
KAMI presents to you a list of Filipino celebrities who have lost a spouse or partner.
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1. Camille Prats
Camille’s first husband Anthony Linsangan died at the age of 31 in 2011 due to nasopharyngeal cancer. They have a son named Nathan.
"A lot of people tell me, may dahilan ang Diyos pero hindi ko pa talaga naiintindihan, ang bata pa ni Nathan (their son). Never ko na-imagine na ganito mangyayari sa akin. When I see other people, couples at my age, [I ask] why it just had to happen," Camille said, as reported by ABS-CBN News.
The actress-host is now married to businessman John Yambao, who she has a daughter with named Nala.
2. Zsa Zsa Padilla
The actress-singer lost her partner of more than 20 years, the Comedy King Dolphy, in 2012. They have a daughter named Zia Quizon.
Zsa Zsa is now engaged to partner Conrad Onglao, an architect.
3. Diana Zubiri
Diana’s first husband Alex Lopez died due to liver cirrhosis.
“Noong nalaman ko pa lang kasi na may sakit na siya, kasal na kami. Alam niya pala. Hindi niya sinabi sa akin so hindi ako nakapaghanda. So noong sinabi niya na may sakit siya, handa na siya,” she said.
“Ayaw niya kasi na makita akong nasasaktan at that time pero nung sinabi niya na huwag ako mag-alala kasi kung siya nga raw napaghandaan. Sabi ko naman ako hindi ko alam kung paano tatanggapin.
“Tapos nung dumating pa sa point na nawala na siya, tapos nakikita ko siyang nahihirapan sa hospital, doon lang sa buong buhay ko na nagkaroon ako ng breakdown. Doon ko naranasan 'yung sobrang sakit na hindi mo maipaliwanag kung saan galing 'yung sakit,” the actress explained, in an interview on The Buzz in 2012.
She married Andy Smith in 2015 and they now have a daughter named Aliyah Rose.
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4. Angel Locsin
Angel Locsin was in a relationship with Miko Sotto when he died in 2003 after falling off from the 8th floor of a condominium unit in Mandaluyong.
The actress later became the girlfriend of Oyo Sotto, who was with Miko at the condo unit at the time of his death. She is now in a relationship with film producer Neil Arce.
5. Claudine Barretto
The entire nation was shocked when Rico died in 2002 due to cardiac arrest while sleeping. His girlfriend at that time was actress Claudine Barretto.
Claudine later got married to actor Raymart Santiago but they have now parted ways.
6. Vandolph Quizon
In 2001, Vandolph and his girlfriend Desiree Raquiza got involved in a car crash in Pangasinan. After spending two weeks in coma, Desiree passed away.
Vandolph is now married to Jenny Salimao.
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