Ellen Adarna on breakup with John Lloyd Cruz: “We weren’t compatible”

Actress Ellen Adarna has been more vocal about her relationship with actor John Lloyd Cruz.

In an interview with Preview, the Cebuana beauty candidly shared that one of the reasons why their relationship didn’t work was, “We weren’t compatible, obviously, that’s why we broke up. Of course, any normal break up hurts. You want things to work.”

“I had so many issues na hindi pa na-resolve, I was projecting it on him,” she admitted.


 “Now I’m in a very good place. I can say I’m 100% okay. I feel my environment changed. Like his approach to me, my relationship (with him has) changed without asking him to change. So I was just really the problem. How I viewed it, my thinking pattern was the problem,” she added.

Ellen and John Lloyd shares a son named Elias Modesto and the actress mentioned that they are co-parenting.

“My son needs him as much as he needs me. I see their relationship and I see how happy my son is when he is around. So that’s why I also have to work on myself,” she said.


Admitting that she experienced depression, Ellen has been documenting her mental health journey on social media. She also shared that she joined a healing program in Bali, Indonesia which helped her snap back and be her true self again.


Ellen and John Lloyd made headlines after deciding to take a showbiz hiatus in 2017. The following year, she gave birth to a healthy baby boy.


Fast forward to 2021, Ellen is making a TV comeback through the sitcom John en Ellen which is set to premiere this January 24 on TV5.

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