It can be recalled that entertainment columnist Ricky Lo was put on the limelight after he exposed the breakup of James Reid and Nadine Lustre sometime early part of January. Nadine even reacted to the article via an Instagram story denying the report:
“Second, none of what you said was true and it is never okay to use someone’s mental situation/tragic past just to prove a point. Mental illness is a very sensitive matter. And last, you think you know so much about me, you can’t even get my last name right. Anu na, 2020 na!” posted Nadine.
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But after two weeks, James and Nadine confirmed the split up by releasing a joint statement read by Boy Abunda in his program “Tonight With Boy Abunda.”
In a report by CNN Philippines, Ricky Lo issued a statement after the confirmation of the JaDine breakup:
“I should thank James Reid and Nadine Lustre for confirming in a joint statement that they have broken up, exactly two weeks after I broke the story in my STAR column – that is, after Nadine denied it with impurity.
I kept my cool and just said “Just wait and see” even when Nadine (while James remained silent) lambasted me for being a liar (purveyor of fake news) and thus emboldening her fans to relentlessly doing the sane on social media. As The STAR blurb says, “The truth shall prevail.”
“In my many decades as a journalist, I always stand for the truth and write “delicate” stories (like the Janes-Nadine breakup) only when given to me by reliable sources and after double-checking,”
Ricky ended his statement by saying: “O, Nadine, ano na? 2020 na!!!”, the same statement Nadine said before.
— CNN Philippines (@cnnphilippines) January 21, 2020
(Photo source: Facebook – @rickylo / Instagram – @nadine)