Venus Raj and Andrei Felix. Photo taken during the Avida 3D Painting Festival
MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Television host Venus Raj has admitted that she and Andrei Felix have ended their one-year relationship.
"Yes it's true," Raj said in her Twitter account on Friday minutes after ABS-CBNNews.com reported about the break-up.
But Raj clarified that she didn't announce the separation on the Thursday episode of "KrisTV" where she was a guest.
"@ABSCBNNews pero umere na po kahapon yung kristv namin pero Wala po akong ina- announce kahit off cam," Venus tweeted.
She also stressed that she didn't take a cue from her fellow-beauty queen Janine Tugonon, who also recently broke up with her Filipino boyfriend.
"@ABSCBNNews manoy, I'm not taking cue from Janine naman. D Lang tlaga alam ng Tao pero last week of April pa to nangyari," she said.
A DZMM report on Friday morning quoted Felix as saying it was Raj who initiated the breakup.
Felix, however, reportedly believes they can still fix their problems since Raj broke up with him only over the phone.
There is speculation that Raj's family is against Felix. It was March last year when Raj admitted she was in a relationship with Felix.
Raj and Felix became close while working together on the ABS-CBN morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda."
In an interview last January, Esther Bayonito, mother of beauty queen-turned-television host Raj, said that she supports her daughter's relationship with Andrei Felix.
Raj and Felix's break-up comes on the heels of beauty queen Tugonon's split from boyfriend Jaypee Santos.
Tugonon, who appeared on "KrisTV" with Santos last month, announced on the show they have called it quits.
The reason for the breakup was reportedly Tugonon's attraction to The Script's lead vocalist Danny O'Donoghue.