Jason Francisco confirms split with wife Melai Cantiveros | Inquirer Entertainment

Jason Francisco confirms split with wife Melai Cantiveros

/ 01:53 PM July 27, 2016

Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Celebrity couple Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros have separated after almost three years of marriage.

In a series of Instagram posts, Francisco said that their misunderstanding started when Cantiveros accepted the role in the series “We Will Survive.”


Francisco said that he and his wife had an agreement that they would not be paired with other actors, only to find out that Cantiveros will have a partner in the show.

“Dahil po kami may usapan na sa bagay bagay para di maapektuhan ang aming marriage at pagmamahalan. Kung pansin ninyo po ay wala nga akong naging ibang kapareha sa aking trabaho o naging matino na partner kase ako na po umiiwas, dahil kung meron ay ako po ay nagpaparinig agad sa directors at writers na ayoko po ng kapareha dahil asawa ko lamang ang habang buhay kong gustong maging kapareha kahit sa trabaho dahil doon nagsisimula ang selos,” the actor said.


(We had discussed about matters to avoid affecting out marriage and relationship. You may have noticed that I have not been paired with other celebrities because I avoid it, I would let the directors and writers know that I don’t want to be paired with others because only my wife can be my partner for life and she’s the only one I would like to be paired with at work because doing otherwise would cause jealousy.)

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He said that it took him two months to discover that Cantiveros was paired with another actor.

Because of the breach in their agreement, their marriage started to fall apart with Francisco forced to sleep in another room.

“Nagkahiwalay na po kami. Wala na po ang Melason. OA (over acting) po ako magmahal sa asawa ko dahil di po ako showbiz eh, sa akin lang ay dapat may isinasangalang-alang ka, dahil po iba-iba po tayo ng sitwasyon sa buhay,” Francisco said.

(We have separated. Melason is no more. I am OA when it comes to loving my wife because I’m not “showbiz.” For me, you should stick to priorities because we face different situations in life.)

The couple, which first met at the reality television show “Pinoy Big Brother,” has been beset by marital problems before their separation.

They were married on December 9, 2013 and have a daughter named Amelia Lucille. AJH/CDG

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