John Lloyd Cruz Confirms Romance With Artist Isabel Santos

John Lloyd has found himself in Isabel’s gallery after his time in ABS-CBN

John Lloyd Cruz has found romance in the flesh of the 33-year-old artist Isabel Santos. This he finally confirms during an interview in the October 24 episode of GMA-7’s “Fast Talk With Boy Abunda.” 

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John Lloyd Cruz, Isabel Santos
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Si Isabel ay girlfriend ko. Boyfriend niya ako,” John Lloyd declares in an outright confirmation of his romance with Isabel—granddaughter of the award-winning fine arts painter Mauro “Malang” Santos. 

The 40-year-old actor has also retraced their relationship and reveals that they have known each other for quite some time now. 

John Lloyd recalls, “Matagal na kaming magkakilala. Gallery nila yung una kong pinasok na gallery.

“At the time na bago pa lang akong tumigil with ABS-CBN, napadpad ako sa pag-e-explore ng arts. So, gallery nila yung una kong napasok.

Sila yung mga una kong nakilala. Yung family nila, kung sino yung patrons ng gallery nila. Matagal na kaming magkakilala.”

He also shares that while a romantic opportunity presented itself before, things “did not evolve into something ideal” for them. Regardless, Isabel has become a constant part of his life.

John Lloyd and Isabel’s once-rumored relationship used to make a lot of buzz, dating back to as early as September 2021. 

One particular instance that raked in a lot of speculations was when they were spotted attending a Christmas party in 2021 with John Lloyd’s talent management—Crown Artist Management. 

The following year, rumors ran anew as Isabel posted a photo of John Lloyd with dogs at a shelter.

Earlier that year, Isabel was also spotted at the beach with Elias—John Lloyd’s son with actress Ellen Adarna.

Who is Isabel Santos? 

Isabel is the granddaughter of Mauro Santos— a highly revered fine arts name. Having to grow up in an art-centered family has made her lean towards the arts, despite finishing European Studies at the Ateneo De Manila University. 

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Isabel Santos
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As she focused more on harnessing her creativity after college, Isabel has then established her name as one of the featured artists at Art Fair Philippines from 2014 to 2019.

In doing so, she found herself extending to the global scene as part of art residencies in New York, France, and Germany. 

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