Baninay Bautista opens up on breakup with vlogger Bont Bryan Oropel
“Pinoy Big Brother” alum Baninay Bautista let herself become vulnerable on camera as she revealed her breakup with YouTuber Bont Bryan Oropel.
The vlogger confirmed that their relationship was over in a YouTube video yesterday, Feb. 2, nearly two years after she introduced Oropel as her boyfriend in a vlog back in May 2019.
In a video shot on Jan. 14, Bautista said in tears, “Wala na kami ni Bont. Halos mag-two years na kami. Mahaba rin iyong pinagsamahan namin.”
“Siya iyong lalaki na pangarap ko. Wala akong reklamo sa ugali niya. Sobrang bait niya sa akin. Sobrang mahal na mahal niya ako.”
(Bont and I are no longer together. We were together for almost two years. We were together for some time. He was the man I wished for. I have no complaints about his attitude. He was so kind to me. He really loved me.)
She did not give a reason for their breakup, but said there were small issues that they had not been able to resolve.
“Love na love ko siya pero dadating din pala talaga kayo sa point na hindi kayo magkakaintindihan, na hindi mo alam kung anong nangyaring mali pero alam mong may mali, alam mong may nagbago,” she said.
(I loved him so much, but there comes a point where you don’t understand each other, that you don’t know what went wrong but you know there is something wrong, that something changed.)
They now have separate lives, but remain friends, Bautista said in an update on Monday, Feb. 1. She added that she became more independent after the breakup—she learned to drive and moved to a condominium in Cavite while he is off traveling.
However, trying to stay friends while running a business together has its struggles.
“Minsan nagkakamustahan kami tungkol sa business… Ang hirap kasi iyong dati kong partner sa buhay, iyong boyfriend ko, iyong partner in crime ko, business partner ko na lang,” she said.
(Sometimes we ask each other about the business… it is hard because my former partner in life, my boyfriend, my partner in crime is now just my business partner.)
There even came a point where they almost reunited but decided to work on themselves first. “Let me grow, I’ll let you grow,” she said of the arrangement.
“Sana maayos ko na sarili ko, para ma deserve ko na siya (I hope I can fix myself so I can deserve him),” she added.
Ultimately, Bautista remains grateful for Oropel, stating, “Ang dami dami dami kong natutunan sa kanya (I learned so so so much from him).” /ra
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