Everyone knows about it by now. Moira dela Torre and Jason Hernandez are parting ways after three years of marriage. They’ve been best friends for years even before tying the knot in 2019. In a statement, Jason admitted to being “unfaithful.” He also explained that Moira “deserved to know the truth” that’s why he admitted to his mistake “rather than continue down a ‘peaceful’ but dishonest path.”
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“I take full responsibility and I’m doing my best to be better. From the bottom of my heart, I’m sorry for everyone I hurt. Especially Moi,” he added. This news comes more than a month after Hernandez shut down rumors that they broke up.
After Hernandez posted his statement on Tuesday, the Internet had a few choice words for him.
With all the recent cheating scandals in the entertainment industry, it’s a wonder that many Pinoys still believe in true love. There was the Gerald Anderson-Bea Alonzo-Julia Barretto issue followed by the Aljur Abrenica-Kylie Padilla-AJ Raval one. Paolo Contis and LJ Reyes‘ split was also tainted by a cheating scandal in 2021. As these high-profile personalities broke each other’s hearts, they scarred Filipinos in the process. If these happened to stars we look up to, what more regular people like you and me?
After Jason admitted to being unfaithful to Moira, it seems like everyone had their own two cents on what happened. “Moira and Jason are a reminder that cheating is not part of a relationship’s ups and downs,” one netizen tweeted. “Hindi normal and pangloloko. Never normalize it. Kawawa ung mga partners niyo.”
Many are struggling to grasp what happened. “If Jason genuinely loved Moira, why did he become unfaithful to her and their relationship?” one netizen asked, confused. The netizen then continued to say that there are a lot of quick fixes in a relationship before one suddenly decides to cheat. Besides, if you genuinely love the person, cheating would be the last thing on your mind.
Cheating happens because there are cheaters. Cheaters decide to cheat because they are selfish people who seem to have forgotten what it’s like to be a decent human being. “Wala na atang loyal ngayon,” one netizen tweeted. “You don’t deserve any sympathy. Cheating is a f***ing choice.”
What does the Internet think of cheaters? Basically the same as what they think of cheating. They’re abhorrent.
The Internet’s fury isn’t only directed to this latest issue. It’s directed at all the other issues before it and all the other people who’ve cheated on their partners but aren’t called out because they aren’t celebrities.
Jason outrightly confessed he cheated. Should he get points for that? Some netizens commended him for coming clean, as it sure nipped in the bud any public speculation on why they are parting ways. But some netizens are also appalled by how he did it.
“Sobrang weird nung nasa iisang sentence yung ‘my love for her has always been genuine’ at ‘I have been unfaithful to her during our marriage.’ Like huh????? Basura,” wrote one netizen.
“Men are trash” and “Yes to divorce” also trended on Twitter with netizens grieving over the failed relationship.
On being cheated on
Obviously, everyone is sympathizing with Moira. Anybody would sympathize with a person who’s cheated on. They’re the ones swimming in hurt and left to deal with the aftermath of the relationship.
Netizens also applauded Moira for being brave. She didn’t let what happened pass. She held Jason accountable and chose to announce what happened to avoid issues.
“I love Moi’s bravery over this. Most people would let those things [pass] by [especially] being in showbiz to avoid issues but then there’s strong Moira choosing what she deserves and not settling for less. Once [her] dream guy now a lesson for her,” posted one netizen.
On the existence of true love
With this latest issue, netizens are once again doubting if true love exists. Isn’t it scary to think that you could spend years with someone and suddenly they turn around and hurt you?
“Moira and Jason are examples of why I hate commitment,” one netizen said. “I am afraid of being cheated [on]. I am afraid of being played and afraid of getting hurt. To all the people out there: if you have plans to cheat on your partner, please don’t do it. Please set them free first before you do.”
Others question Jason’s “genuine” love. “I saw them as a perfect couple eh dahil they put God as the center of their relationship pero nagawa ‘yon ng lalaki?” one netizen questioned.
And finally on how to find true love
Seeing best friends fall in love, get married, and then fall apart after one becomes unfaithful will really leave a scar on anybody’s heart. If you’ve ever scoffed at rom-coms with the best-friends-turned-lovers trope, you’ll know that the hesitation is a big part of it. “We’re good friends but will we make a good couple?” Some never go past the line. Some do, get married, and live happily ever after. And some, like what we’ve witnessed, maybe shouldn’t have stepped over that line.
“Moira and Jason just proved that turning friendship into love is really never gonna work. It’s not worth the risk,” one netizen tweeted their realization.
For some netizens, actively choosing to be single is justified with issues like these. “The Moira-Jason issue is just another reason for me to give all my love and attention to my K-pop boys instead of falling in love [with] any guy,” said one netizen.
Any reason to stay single is valid. However, you should also know that in the midst of all this heartbreaking news, there are couples out there who have cracked the code when it comes to love.
It basically boils down to this: Love is a choice. You choose to love them at their best and worst and you choose to be with them every day. You also choose to cheat on them and leave them grieving. It’s your choice.
What are your thoughts on the Moira dela Torre and Jason Hernandez split?
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