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Sunshine Cruz, cover for FHM’s April ish

When showbiz couples break up, they’re no different from you and me—except for the fact that the public gets to know all the dirty details of their relationship. That’s exactly what happened to Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano.

In January this year, actress Cruz claimed that she discovered that a number of her gifts to her husband (which included an iPhone 5) were in the hands of Krista Miller. Miller is Montano’s co-star in the film Alfredo S. Lim: The Untold Story. Cruz publicized her discovery via Instagram. Shortly after that, it was reported that she and Montano were estranged.

Cruz and Montano have been married for 13 years and have three daughters. Cruz is 35, while Montano is 50. When she married him, she left behind her showbiz engagements, only taking on bit roles from time to time. She concentrated on being his wife.

Flying solo or still “up in the air”?

 Alas, Cruz has said in more recent reports that she now considers herself a single mother. Though she didn’t directly say that she was giving up on Montano, pundits concluded that their marriage was practically over. Besides, it’s been said that Cruz and Montano are no longer living under one roof. Then again, there are also reports that say they’re back together.

Then, on March 26, FHM Philippines announced that Cruz was the cover girl of their April 2013 issue. She looks stunning in a dark one-shoulder swimsuit. This fueled the rumors that the Cruz and Montano were really calling it quits this time. Maybe only time will reveal the real score between them.

Sunshine admits leaving conjugal home

Sunshine Cruz isn’t ready to patch things up with husband Cesar Montano again, even if he expressed his wish to save their marriage following reports of his infidelity.

Asked if she has left the conjugal home, Sunshine’s short but meaningful reply at the PMPC Star Awards for Movies on Sunday, March 10, was “Yes.” Is she closing her doors on another reconciliation with Cesar? “I just want to be happy right now and do whatever I want to do na makakabuti para sa akin,” Sunshine answered.

The singer-actress stressed that she gave the marriage her all. “For now, I just have to move on and be happy,” she added.

Her Twitter name change. Netizens have also noted that Sunshine changed her Twitter name from Shine Montano to Sunshine Cruz. A note in the Shine Montano account reads: “Temporarily leaving this account, hopefully I’d be able to use this ‘surname’ again but if everything goes worse, I may leave it for good.”

Sunshine refused to comment on Cesar and starlet Krista Miller’s denial of their alleged affair. Despite her marital woes, Sunshine admits she still loves Cesar. However, she would rather focus on her children and career.

First love. “First love ko iyan eh. Yung love hindi naman mawawala iyan. Unang naging boyfriend ko po iyan eh. Pero sa totoo lang talaga, ang importante sa akin ngayon mahalin muna yung children ko at magtrabaho na lang muna, tutal ang daming dumadating na work.” Sunshine said she draws strength from God and her children. She may have given up her career for her family, but the comebacking actress has no regrets. “Hindi ko naman pinagsisihan iyon kasi alam ko na ginawa ko lahat for the relationship and I know that I gave my best, iyon ang importante talaga.”

It will be recalled that Sunshine confronted Krista on Twitter and Instagram after the latter posted photos of the gifts Cesar allegedly gave her.

Social media power. Cesar, on the other hand, reportedly blamed social media for highlighting their marital woes. But Sunshine disagrees. “Ang dami-daming tao at artista na nag-Twitter at Instagram, sisihin niya lahat.”

Part of her moving on involves focusing on her career. Sunshine is part of Ejay Falcon’s Kapamilya drama “Dugong Buhay.” “Parang naninibago ako, very supportive naman sa akin ang lahat. Siyempre, nami-miss ko rin talaga (ang showbiz). Dito naman ako nanggaling kaya iyon din ang binabalikan ko ngayon,” she said.