If we know anything about long-distance relationships, it’s that they're *never easy*, not even for celebrities who seem to have their lives together. Take it from Erika Poturnak and Kobe Paras, who were recently confirmed to have called it quits after months of rumored romance.
The news came from Erika’s mom Ina Raymundo, who initially hesitated to give info about her daughter’s fallout with the former UP Fighting Maroons standout. “No comment. Kasi ayaw talaga ni Erika mag-comment ako sa personal life niya,” she answered, as seen in a TikTok clip posted by journalist Rose Fabregas.
She went on to share a few deets, though—including the confirmation that the two have broken up due to long distance. ICYDK, Erika is studying in the US, while Kobe was previously a pro-baller in Japan. “As you can see, it’s obvious naman na hindi nagtuloy kung anuman yun. Because kahit na compatible pa sila or hindi compatible, how can you make a relationship work kung nasa East Coast yung isa tapos nasa Asia ka? Pano magwowork yun? Ang hirap talaga ng long-distance relationship. Magkikita kayo once a year? Mahirap yun. Kaya hindi advisable for Erika to be in a relationship sa malayo or kahit sa school niya, wala.”
Whispers of an alleged romance between Kobe and Erika started after they were spotted spending a vacay together in Bali, followed by a round of online PDA where they posted cuddly couple photos. Three months later, they stirred breakup rumors after unfollowing and deleting all traces of each other on Instagram.