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A not so happy ending


“And they lived happily ever after…once upon a time”

Celebrity marriages fail for the same reason why ordinary couples decide to call it quits. But the drama, not to mention the media attention, behind every celebrity split up spells all the difference.

Take for example the ongoing media circus surrounding the troubled marriages of couples Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz and Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto. From their romantic walk down the aisle a few years ago, they are now marching in and out of courtrooms to fight for the custody of their children and to eventually annul their marriages.

Did Cesar Montano rape Sunshine Cruz

Rumors, once more, have been proven true as both couples’ relationship was rumored to be on the rocks even before the truth was bared to the public. Cesar and Sunshine have been married for 13 years now and people didn’t have any inkling that their supposedly perfect marriage on the verge of a break up until the rumors about Cesar’s dalliance with a starlet.

Last week, the estranged couple decided to share custody of their three daughters but that’s not the end of the story. Still, Sunshine accused Cesar of emotional, physical and sexual abuse now prolonging their courtroom rendezvous with more theatrical and surprising revelations.

Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago during their happy times

Meanwhile, Claudine is also chanting the mantra. The actress said she would file charges against Raymart for his alleged violation of the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children. Now backed by women support group, Gabriela, the 34-year-old star said she had been dealing with this ordeal since 2005. They got married in 2006 but was married in a civil ceremony in 2004.

Both Cesar and Raymart, of course, denied the accusations of their estranged espouses.

Now, people are asking, can stable and long-term celebrity marriages still exist? We say yes, they do exist and there so many celebrity couples that can attest to that. It so happens that they don’t make headlines and they never will because they put their private lives away from the public eye to avoid malicious gossip and prevent tabloid writers from making a living out them.

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