Diego Loyzaga reveals relationship with Barbie Imperial to mark new year
Diego Loyzaga welcomed the new year by publicly revealing that he is in a romantic relationship with young actress Barbie Imperial.
The actor announced that they were dating by posting a photo of him and the “Bagong Umaga” star in each other’s arms, as seen on his Instagram on New Year’s Day.
“Happy new year to us [black heart emoji] thanks for making the end of my 2020 memorable. [Let’s] gooo 2021!!” Loyzaga said.
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While the photo shared by the actor does not fully show Imperial’s face, the couple’s fellow celebrities have since congratulated the two for their new journey.
For one, “Pinoy Big Brother” alum Joj Agpangan shared that she was happy for the reveal, tagging Imperial in Loyaga’s post as she shared her well-wishes.
“Laban kayo (Fight)!!!!! Huhuhu so happy @diegoloyzaga @msbarbieimperial [heart emoji],” Agpangan said in the comments section.
Sunshine Cruz, the mother of Loyzaga’s three half-sisters to father Cesar Montano, also wished the two happiness as she greeted them a happy new year.
“You both deserve to be happy! [emoji] Happy New year Diegs and my beautiful Cai,” Cruz said, referring to Imperial’s role as Catherine “Cai” Veradona in “Bagong Umaga.” Cruz, meanwhile, plays Margaret Veradona, the mother of Cai.
Members of boy group Hashtags Vitto Marquez and Jimboy Martin also congratulated Loyzaga and Imperial for their romance.
“Damn. Hahahah! 2021! Lets go bro,” Martin commented, while Marquez said that he was “happy for you brother!!!”
Loyzaga’s reveal comes after months of being romantically linked with Imperial last year. Just last December, the two were spotted having what seemed to be a date at the Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. /ra