Rabiya Mateo's long-time boyfriend, Neil Salvacion, has confirmed that he and the beauty queen have broken up.
In an Instagram story, Salvacion shared a lengthy post stating that he and the beauty queen are not together anymore.
“The real thing is, we’re not together anymore, but we’re both okay, moving forward, we talked and we’re both happy with our own lives,” he said, adding that the break up "is for the better."
Salvacion also spoke out against the rumors that were spreading about him and Mateo, defending both parties.
“We don’t deserve all the negativities manifested towards us, especially towards Rab, she worked hard to achieve whatever she has right now, and she deserves it all,” he said.
“It’s NEVER okay to degrade a person just to prove a point, I mean, if you have nothing good to say, It’s better to keep it within yourself,” Salvacion added.
“It doesn’t cost a cent to be kind guys, let’s spread kindness and be respectful towards each other, may it be through thoughts, words or deeds,” Salvacion concluded.
This is after Mateo told Boy Abunda in an interview last week that she is in a "complicated situation" with Salvacion, adding that the former couple will talk about their situation when she returns to the Philippines.
Over the last week, speculations and rumors sparked after netizens noticed that Salvacion deleted his photos with Mateo and that they are not following each other anymore on Instagram.
The rumors of a budding romance were further fueled when Mateo posted videos of model and former PBB housemate Andre Brouillette during their hang outs in Los Angeles, California. But the beauty queen clarified that there is "no malice" in her photos.