MANILA, PHILIPPINES – In an interview with veteran host Boy Abunda, actress Cristine Reyes disclosed that her marriage to ex-husband Ali Khatibi has been annulled on Thursday, February 1.
Reyes, aged 34, made this revelation during a conversation with Boy Abunda’s talk show in GMA.
When questioned about her marital status, Reyes responded, “It’s been a long time, Tito Boy. Yes, more than a year.” She further explained.
“Because, Tito Boy, I didn’t announce it. It’s not something I should celebrate,” mentioning that she has a daughter with her former husband.
Reyes and her ex-husband Ali Khatibi exchanged vows in January 2016. Speculations about their separation surfaced on social media in 2019 where the actress confirmed the break up.
Reyes is currently in a relationship with actor Marco Gumabao since April 2023.
When asked by Abunda about the possibility of marriage, Gumabao expressed, “Of course. Our conversation revolves around our future together. The specifics or details may be gradual, but we discuss the long-term perspective, yes.”
Cristine Reyes acts as Imee Marcos in “Martyr or Murderer,” the sequel to “Maid in Malacanang,” directed by Darryl Yap in March 2023.
Ending a considerable hiatus, Reyes takes on a romantic comedy role in “Kidnap for Romance” alongside Empoy Marquez. This marks her return to the comedy genre, with her last comedic film being “Abay Babes” in 2018, directed by Don Cuaresma and co-starring Nathalie Hart, Kylie Versoza and Roxanne Barcelo.
In April, Marco Gumabao posted a carousel of endearing moments shared with Cristine Reyes, showcasing scenes of affection such as kissing her on the cheek, embracing her from behind, and holding hands while walking.
Their initial collaboration was in the 2016 teleserye “Tubig at Langis.” Presently, they are both affiliated with the Viva Artists Agency.