Denise Laurel, Sol Mercado call off engagement


MANILA, Philippines – Actress Denise Laurel and basketball star Sol Mercado have ended their engagement.

According to a report from Pep, Denise wrote on Instagram: "From now on Sol and I are just friends." 

She also said that she was "happy and for him" and learned so much from him, requesting not to tag her in any post related to him. The post has since been deleted.

In another deleted post, Denise said: “Sol he did not cheat on me he didn't do anything wrong.

“We [have] both been trying for a while now.”

In a new Instagram post, Denise apologized to Sol and his family, saying it was bad timing for her to say anything about their breakup.

"I just want to sincerely apologize for not thinking clearly. My intentions were not in a rotten place. I just didn't think," she said tagging Sol in her message. 

I just want to sincerely apologize for not thinking clearly.. my intentions wer not in a rotten place.. I just didn't think @m3rcmywords A photo posted by DeniSe Maria Sanz Laurel (@d_laurel) on Oct 20, 2016 at 2:38am PDT


It was in 2013 when Denise confirmed that she was engaged to Sol, who plays for Ginebra San Miguel. Ginebra recently won the 2016 PBA Governors’ Cup after a 8-year dry spell.

Last May, Denise said that they had to postpone their wedding because they wanted to have more time for preparations. 

Denise, who hosts the show Modern Girls on Lifestyle TV, won last year on Your Face Sounds Familiar season 2.

She has a son, Alejandro, from a previous relationship. –