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Xyriel Manabat goes Instagram official with non-showbiz boyfriend

By JUSTINE RUTH PUNZALAN Published Jun 02, 2023 8:12 pm Updated Jun 02, 2023 8:14 pm

Love is in the air for Xyriel Manabat, as the former child star just went Instagram official with her "pogiest" non-showbiz boyfriend.

On June 1, the 19-year-old star shared snaps of her recent road trip to Baguio with her beau Nathaniel Avila Toledo. 

"With MY spontaneous, late-night taga-aya, kunsintidor, source of happiness, lifetime ride or die, SUPER BFF," Xyriel wrote on her post before finally stating, "Pogiest boyfriend @ja.mornat."

Prior to this, Xyriel has been making rounds online for speaking up against netizens who make toxic comments about her curvacious body and her fully developed chest.

Some of these comments were read by Xyriel in a video uploaded on Star Magic's YouTube channel on April 28. The actress also revealed then that she underwent therapy to overcome being body-shamed and sexualized by people.

“Ginagamit nila yung picture ko. Tapos ie-edit nila na parang nakahawak sila sa private part ko,” Xyriel recalled.

“Binabastos po nila ako and ino-objectify. Sine-sexual assault nila ako in a way. Hindi po 'yon dapat pinapalagpas," she continued. "Na-overcame ko po siya. Gumawa po kami ng legal action and nag-therapy po ako sa mga ganu’n kong nababasa and nakikita.”

“Kasi kailangan kong i-prioritize ang mental health ko, kasi hindi po talaga helpful ang ganu’ng nakikita ko," she concluded.

Xyriel entered showbiz as a contestant in ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest in 2009. She rose to fame for playing the titular role in the 2010 teleserye Momay and for starring as Anna Manalastas, alongside veteran actress Coney Reye,s in 100 Days to Heaven.

After that, the teen star took a break from showbiz to focus on her studies and made her comeback through the ongoing Kapamilya show Dirty Linen.