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‘I’m not a cheater’: Kiko Estrada denies ‘overlapping,’ cheating allegations

‘I’m not a cheater’: Kiko Estrada denies ‘overlapping,’ cheating allegations

NO OVERLAPPING. Kiko Estrada breaks his silence on cheating allegations against him.

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Kiko says he and Heaven Peralejo only started getting to know each other a month after his break-up with Devon Seron

Kiko Estrada belied allegations that his relationship with former girlfriend Devon Seron and current girlfriend Heaven Peralejo overlapped, saying he’s “not a cheater” and that Heaven is “not a third party.” 

In an interview with Ogie Diaz released Tuesday, August 24, Kiko said he had to clarify everything since the bashing that he and Heaven are receiving is already “going overboard.” 

“I think it’s long overdue. I’m the type naman na ma-respeto ako sa (who gives respect to my) past, present and future in any way. I don’t really talk about my private life. But this is going overboard. I just want them to know the truth and to know the specific timeline from me,” he said. 

Break-up rumors between Kiko and Devon started in March 2021 after they deleted photos of each other on their Instagram accounts. Cryptic posts from Devon’s sister also sparked speculations that Kiko’s Bagong Umaga co-star Heaven was involved in the fallout. Heaven then said in March that “she was not in any way romantically associated with Kiko nor am I the reason behind their breakup.” 

In April, Kiko confirmed in a Magandang Buhay guesting that he was single. In August, Kiko and Heaven confirmed that they were in a relationship. 

Kiko revealed that he and Devon ended their two-year relationship on February 14, 2021. He added that he and Heaven only started getting closer to each other a month after the break-up and only became an official couple on May 13, 2021. 

Pero (but) we’re still not together at this point, we were just talking and trying to get to know each other because we were formed through adversity, through hardships, through the issue – we became closer. I would never expect na magiging kami (that we’ll end up being together),” he said. 

The actor said he knows people will choose whatever they want to believe, but added that he wanted to explain his side because he can’t stand seeing Heaven being attacked by these accusations. 

“Seeing the person you love hurt by lies, fabricated truth, it takes like a man to stand up, to tell the truth, to tell what really happened. I’m a private guy, nakakalungkot lang (it’s just sad that) I had to reach this point to show or tell everyone the truth. Kasi mahirap naman ‘yung taong mahal mo, nakikita mong malungkot. (Because it’s painful to see getting the one you love being hurt.)”

He added, “Should I just… dededmahin ko na lang ba (ignore it)? Well, I can’t right now because the person that I love is really hurt. And it sucks na imbes na masaya kayo, imbes na masaya siya (instead of us being happy together), I can’t give that and I think that by doing this, I hope people would understand why I’m doing this right now and why not before.” 

“I’m not a cheater and she’s not a third party. There’s nothing like that that happened,” Kiko added. 

‘I wish her well’

Kiko admitted that it was “not a good break-up” with Devon. “But it’s still a break-up. I wish her well and I wish her the best.” 

The actor also talked about Devon’s relatives who make cryptic posts about his current relationship. “I guess nasaktan sila sa nangyari (they were hurt by what happened) but I never overlapped. I guess if they want to blame something on me, I’ve moved on fast, and I don’t think it’s my fault.”

He added, “I respect their whole family and I know they’re hurt. And I’m sorry if I hurt them as a family. And I never intended to. I just hope they stop. I just hope they move on.” 

Kiko said that he still hopes for Devon’s genuine happiness. “Like I’ve said, it might not be a good break-up. We might not talk that much, we might not be friends but I wish her the best, genuinely, I wish her the best. She deserves it.” – Rappler.com

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