The football fever is high as the FIFA World Cup 2018 is heading into the Round of 16 matches. As the games are at fever pitch, the best–and not to mention the hottest–football players are enjoying the limelight. Back here at home, we also have our own set of football players who charm the audience not only with their kicking prowess but also with their good looks. In fact, even some of our local celebrities took notice. Here are some Pinay actresses who are currently in a relationship with Azkals players or fell in love with one once upon a time.
Sam Pinto and Misagh Bahadoran
It was back in March 2016 when Sam Pinto admitted that she’s in a relationship with Azkals player Misagh Bahadoran, known as “number 9 with the headband.” She and the Filipino-Persian athlete have been going out since the beginning of 2016. According to Sam during her recent guesting at “Tunay na Buhay,” she was initially attracted to Misagh’s blue eyes. She also described her boyfriend as “very simple, family-oriented, and a little overprotective.”
The couple is currently in a long-distance relationship, as Misagh is usually away for international tournaments or busy with training. However, he previously said that when he’s not busy, he and Sam hang out together and enjoy activities like other couples. They watch movies together or hang out at Sam Pinto’s resort in Baler and go on adventures, which are evident in their respective Instagram accounts.
KC Concepcion and Aly Borromeo
In March of this year, KC Concepcion finally revealed that she and longtime Azkals team captain Aly Borromeo had decided to go their separate ways. It was also around March last year when their relationship was brought to light. Before they broke up, KC Concepcion’s Instagram account was full of pictures of her and Aly together, sometimes even with KC’s family. The two were even rumored to have been engaged at one point in time.
However, in February, fans noticed that KC and Aly have stopped posting about each other on their social media accounts, which prompted the breakup rumors. In March, KC finally spoke up and said that they have been busy with their own lives since the ber months of 2017, and they’ve decided to give each other space.
KC even took to Instagram to post about their breakup, writing, “If the stars choose to align us together again in the future, then why not? Who knows what will happen then? Timing is everything. As for me, I’ve decided to fully support him at the same time move on and spread my wings.”
Despite the breakup, it seems the two have remained in good terms as they were spotted exchanging niceties on IG. KC commented on Aly’s photo on a beach in Siargao, saying, “Nice Al! Positive vibes, positive life!” to which Aly responded, “I learned from the best!”
Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband
It may seem ages ago, but who would forget how ex-lovers Angel Locsin and Phil Younghusband’s love story began? In February 2011, Phil, who’s one of the most popular and sought-after players of Azkals, asked out Angel on Twitter for Valentine’s Day, saying, “Hi Angel! This is Phil. How are you? I was just wondering if you are free for Valentine’s Day?” Fans were on a high when Angel responded that she has a taping on that day but said “let’s try another day.”
The two eventually went out and hit it off, but Angel revealed in an interview that it was not after a year of exclusively going out that they became officially a couple. The actress said that it was in part because of her not being fully ready yet, since she just came from a tough breakup with TV host Luis Manzano.
However, their kilig story didn’t have a happy ending, as Angel confirmed in October 2013 that they have broken up. Various reasons, including a third party, were cited for the breakup, which both Angel and Phil denied. Before their breakup, Phil said that he intended to marry Angel and that she was the one for him.
Today, Phil is engaged to Filipina-Spanish model Mags Hall, while Angel is in a relationship with producer Neil Arce.