Vlogger and former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Baninay Bautista revealed she has broken up with her boyfriend Bont Bryan Oropel, also a YouTube vlogger.
Baninay said she and Bont ended their relationship in January. They were together for two years and shared milestones and challenges together, including acquiring COVID-19 last month.
“Wala na kami ni Bont,” a tearful Bautista said in a portion of her vlog recorded on January 14. “Halos mag-two years na kami. Mahaba na rin ‘yung pinagsamahan namin. Siya ‘yung lalaki na pangarap ko. Wala akong reklamo sa ugali niya. Sobrang bait niya sa akin. Sobrang mahal na mahal niya ako.”
“Love na love ko siya pero dadating din pala kayo sa point na hindi kayo magkakaintindihan, na hindi mo alam kung anong nangyaring mali pero alam mong may mali… Alam mong may nagbago. Hindi ko alam kung ano’ng point sa relationship namin, pero alam ko na may problema na kami.”
The YouTuber did not disclose further details about their breakup.
Baninay reveals breakup with Bont Bryan Oropel
Baninay said in the second part of her vlog that she and Bont are trying to be friends after their breakup because they have a restaurant business together.
“Minsan nagkakamustahan kami tungkol sa business… Ang hirap kasi ‘yung dati kong partner sa buhay, ‘yung boyfriend ko, ‘yung partner in crime ko, business partner ko na lang,” she said.
The former couple initially reconsidered their decision to break up, Baninay said, but ultimately agreed that it was time to focus on themselves individually.
“Akala ko nga babalik na kami sa dati pero may something na hindi mapi-fix kapag hindi [mo] rin na-fix sa sarili mo. Kumbaga aayusin ko muna sarili ko, aayusin mo muna sarili mo, saka tayo mag-usap, parang gano’n,” she explained.
“Time apart lang talaga ‘yung kailangan namin… Let me grow. I’ll let you grow.”
Inside the Pinoy Big Brother house, Baninay is known for her strong Batangas accent, cheerful personality, and sometimes her childish personality as well. She was the youngest among the adult housemates.