#Closure: 14 Celebrity Couples who Filed Annulment Cases


Love they say is a very temporary thing. It is fluid, it comes and it goes. And more often than not, people tend to be blinded by the fact that they were overly in love to notice the practical side of their relationship. They married and they ended up regretting it.

Thank the law, for there is an annulment process. It voids the legality of the marriage of two couples so when they want out of the relationship, they can have full peace of mind.

Showbiz personalities also experience this kind of misery in the latter part of marriage. As a matter of fact, their group has the highest incidences of annulment cases.

For them, it is very important to take that step of closure; to finally put a legal end to their relationship for their benefit. Here’s a list of those celebrity couples who wanted out of the relationship cleanly through annulment. Check this out!

Diether Ocampo and Kristine Hermosa

They thought their love would last; that what they had was for real. Unfortunately, love was just sweeter when its new.

The two met at a local TV show and fall for each other immediately. Since they both celebrities, it was never hard for them to see each other and go on a date. Everything was lovely, according to some of the netizens.

They are even one of the hottest couples back in the early 2000s. They tied the knot in 2004 at the Nueva Ecija province. However, upon getting married, Kristine realized that maybe they did the wrong move.

So a year after that, she called for the nullification of their marriage, in 2005. It caused a rollercoaster of emotions to local viewers. What’s more controversial was that, even after that incident, Kristine still hoped for a reconciliation between them, and yes, hoped for another ‘marriage’.

This is clearly before she met Oyo Sotto. Today, Diether Ocampo is still a bachelor while Kristine is happily married to Oyo Sotto and yes, they are having another baby this year.

Claudio Rondinelli and Miriam Quiambao

Miriam Quiambao was a Beauty Queen and a TV host before she married Claudio Rondinelli, a business tycoon in Hong Kong. They got married in 2004 in Boracay.

It was barely a year after they met when they have tied the knot. They started as couples very much in love with one another, and for them back then, love was enough to keep their relationship strong.

However, it is not the case. Thinking that love was enough, they forgot to notice the small things that matter, the simple incompatibilities that make their relationship shaky.On one interview, she said that “it was a marriage doomed from the start”.

After two and half years, Miriam filed for an annulment and was granted just this 2010. Upon receiving the news that the annulment was finally granted, she can’t help but to cry because as she said, it was the best decision she has done in her life. Today, the two remain as very good friends and Miriam is now happily married with Ardy Roberto.

Don Allado and Maricar de Mesa

8 years of being together meant nothing when Don and Maricar decided to file an annulment and put an end to their legal relationship.

It shocked everybody because they seemed to be fine until 2014 when Don was rumored to be having extra-marital affairs. At first, Maricar seemed to be very dismissive about the issue, but when she has confirmed it, she has filed teh case herself and left Don without any goodbye.

Today, Maricar is very happy living her life abroad while having no information about the whereabout of her ex-husband.

Vic Sotto and Dina Bonnevie

The loveteam that made all 70’s kids kilig! Theirs was the type that went from reel to real. It was in 1982 when they decided to get married. She gave birth to Danica a year after their wedding and to Oyo a year after Danica.

They seemed to be avery lovely couple, but Dina admitted that they were not fine. In 1986 they split up because Dina said that Vic was having extramarital affairs. Despite that, she was still open for reconciliation, and was still willing to give Vic another chance if he would ask for it because she really loved him.

However, whenever she tried to get closer to him, he would seem to be hooked with another girl. So finally in 1992, Dina formally filed an annulment case to put an end to their relationship.

Even if they were separated, the two did a good job on raising their two kids who are both happily married to their respective partners now. Today, Vic is happily married now to one of his co-hosts in Eat Bulaga, Pauleen Luna.

Rustom Padilla and Carmina Villaroel

Who would ever forget about the Carmina-Rustom tandem back in the 80s? No one! Because they had the perfect chemistry on screen! And aside from that, their loveteam went from reel to real.

Upon realizing that they really love each other, they got married at a local church in Parañaque in 1994. However, 4 years after that ceremony, their marriage failed. Carmina wanted out, and she filed an annulment case.

Ther grounds for filing were Rustom being a overly protective, jealous, insecure, and lastly for having a low sex drive. Rustom decided not to speak to his defense and he just let Carmina file the case.

The petition was granted in 2002. Today, Carmina is happily married to Zoren Legaspi and has two beautiful teenagers while Rustom has came out as BB Gandang Hari.

Benjie Paras and Jackie Forster

Age has caused problems in their marriage, that was what they both said. Being too young to enter a relationship made them vulnerable to many marital problems.

Jackie admitted that she regretted marrying Benjie at that very young age. It was in 1994 when they tied the knot; she was only 16 then. They had two wonderful sons, Andrei and KObe who are both doing fine on their craft today; Kobe on basketball and Andrei on his acting career. Benjie and Jackie separated in 2001, and was only legally annulled in 2003.

They both said that despite giving the kids a broken family, splitting up was their best decision. Today, Benjie is happily married with his new partner, and so is Jackie.


Brix Ferraris and Amy Perez

For a marriage to work, both the man and the woman should give to the relationship. Trust, love, loyalty, finances, care and every element that must keep the relationship working.

This was not the case in the short-lived marriage of Amy and brix. The two got married in 1995 and eventually split up in 1997. Their son had just turned 10-months old when brix decided to leave Amy with unknown reasons.

She begged him to stay just for the sake of their son, but he was not convinced. He left her. It was only three years after that Amy gave up on them and filed an annulment case. It was the most painful thing that she had done. 14 years after, the court finally ruled out in favor of the annulment.

Bernard Palanca and Meryll Soriano

The record breaking marriage of these two is really for the keeps! Their marriage only ;lasted for about 5 months! They tied the knot in September 2006 and decided to split up in February 2007.

They thought love was enough, but upon sharing the same room with one another, their incompatibilities and issues kicked in that made them want to get annulled. It took 8 years for the trial court to decide on their case for they really have not spend enough time with one another.

It was only in 2015 when the judge ruled in favor of the annulment. Today, they are both living their own private lives.

Gabby Concepcion and Sharon Cuneta

Another reel to real loveteam is the GabRon tandem! Their on-screen chemistry has not only captured the hearts of the viewers but has also captured theirs. It was a love that blossomed from scripts and lines in the movies.

They have carried and internalized their characters so well that they ended up marrying each other in 1984. Since they were both young then, they never thought of those petty fights, incompatibilities, and other arguments.

These have caused them to split up. She said that the man she saw on the TV, her dream man is far from the image of Gabby. Even if their marriage is short lived, one KC was born out of it. Today, they are living their lives separately; Sharon with a Senator and Gabby with a private person.

Dennis Padilla and Marjorie Barretto

Another kilig loveteam of the 90s, is Dennis-Marjorie tandem. Their relationship has proven that pretty girls usually fall for the funny boys. It was in 1997 when the two decided to finally tie the knot. It was sailing smoothly, and everything was okay until their tenth year.

Their 10 year partnership has gave birth to three beautiful daughters. It was in 2007 when they finally split up and it was in 2009 when the judgment became official. The split up, according to Marjorie was because she simply wanted out of the relationship. No more explanations.

James Yap and Kris Aquino

Some people are not just meant for one another. Despite everything that they did, James and Kris ended up filing an annulment case for their marriage. It was in 2005 when the two had a secret wedding at Boy Abunda’s house.

They only publicized it after some time when it is an official marriage already. In 2007, Kris gave birth to a very healthy baby boy whom they named James Carlos, or “Bimby”. Everyone thought that it was really a shot at forever, because knowing Kris it seemed quite impossible.

However, the two split up in 2010. After several years of being together, they both realized that no matter how hard they try, there’s nothing they can do to make the relationship work. Kris filed an annulment in the same year and was approved two years after. Today, Kris is a happy hands-on mom to her two great kids while James is a happy father and partner to his son and girlfriend Michela Cazzola.

Martin Jickain and Aiko Melendez

Maybe, it’s not a second chance at all. Aiko thought that after her failed relationship with Jomari, Martin was gonna give her the second chance at love. She thought that it was this ‘forever’ type.

They got married in 2007, and she gave birth to a cute daughter. It was perfect then, when Martin started to change.

He became the man she never thought he could be. It was in 2008 when she filed the annulment case, and it was in 2010 when it was granted. Today, Aiko is still very much single.

Martin Nievera and Pops Fernandez

If you are a solis fan of these two, you probably cried when you heard they were over. Well, no one can blame you because they were really a big thing back then.

They are both showbiz personas and people loved them for that. It was in 1986 when they finally tied the knot after years of being friends with one another. The whole nation was the witness of their love story – from the day it blossomed and to the day it ended in 1996.

Pops and the people have heard of Martin having an affair with another woman. Even if it was not proven, it has caused a break in their relationship so Pops decided to file an annulment.

It was in 1999 when she formally signed the petition and it was a year after when it was granted. Today, both respective singers are doing well in their craft and have been leading separate lives since.

Jomari Yllana and Aiko Melendez

3 years of marriage has proven that Jomari and Aiko have never been the perfect partners for one another. It was in 1998 when they got married. She gave birth to a beautiful son then whom they named Andre.

However, in 2001 their relationship went into a rocky road that they decided to just call it quits. The great actress and the matinee idol seemed to just lost the love they had for each other three years ago. In 2002, Aiko formally filed an annulment case and in 2003 it was granted. Today, they are happily living their own private lives.

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