Boy in trouble: Aljur Abrenica’s contract expires, mother network lets him go
Aljur Abrenica’s exclusive contract with his home network officially expired last week, but GMA 7 no longer renewed it, and finally lets go of the actor.
Abrenica was given the biggest break of his career when he won as one of the ultimate survivors of the network’s premier star search, “Starstruck” Batch 4. Since then, he had been hailed as one of the network’s most bankable talents because of the top-rating projects he previously did.
But the relationship between the two turned sour when the 27-year-old actor, in 2014, filed for a petition before the Quezon City Regional Trial Court to nullify his contract with the network. He accused his mother studio that the direction of his career does not align with original plans.
Despite his on-going case then against his mother network, Abrenica was still given projects, including his comeback on the now-defunct weekly noontime variety show “Sunday All Stars” and television projects such as “The Half Sisters”, “Dangwa” and “Once Again”.
Last March 27, the actor turned 27, but just as he celebrated his birthday, issues of his alleged P1.3 million debt to veteran broadcast journalist Kaye Dacer surfaced, concerning a house sold to the actor, the balance for which was reportedly unsettled to date.
He is also expecting his first child with fiancee Kylie Padilla. News of Padilla’s pregnancy recently hit the headlines, and somehow forced the couple to clarify matters through a public admission.
The actor has not spoken yet about the issues surrounding him, and has displayed inactivity on social media for the past weeks. JB