Kate Jagdon and Bea Gomez have broken up.
After rounds of online speculations from the past few days, Jagdon addressed the issue in her Instagram stories today, Nov. 23. “These past few weeks have been the most difficult time of my personal life. It was a conscious decision to keep quiet, after all this is a personal matter and I chose my privacy above everything else,” Jagdon wrote.
She said that she decided to release a short statement on the matter “before rumors and falsifications get out of hand.”
“Bea and I have parted ways. I am simply taking this step to move forward and go on with my life. Nothing more,” said Jagdon, expressing her heartfelt thanks to her family and friends who have been with her during this difficult time. “I know you will continue to do so as I take the road to healing.”
“We all go forward with love and respect and I wish Bea the best of luck in her journey,” she added, requesting for her privacy to be respected as she deals with the breakup.
Gomez, who will vie for the Miss Universe crown at the 70th edition of the pageant in Israel, first shared that she had a girlfriend during the question and answer portion of Binibining Cebu 2020.
When she was asked what makes her beautiful, she said, “I guess what makes me beautiful is my bravery and being true to myself. To tell you guys honestly, I have a girlfriend, I have tattoos, and I’m very proud of my imperfections. I guess that’s what makes me beautiful.”
In a recent interview with the beauty queen, Gomez said that only her sister and a friend were able to go to the MUP coronation night. But a netizen pointed out in a now-viral TikTok video that Jagdon was also there to support her. This, among other social media posts recently, triggered speculations on their split.
Jagdon and Gomez’s romance lasted for almost seven years.