Paolo Contis and his rumored girlfriend Yen Santos were the talk of the town following the 45th Gawad Urian Awards, where the actress thanked her A Faraway Land leading man during her acceptance speech for the “Best Actress” accolade. Hours after the event, the two were allegedly spotted at a hotel celebrating Yen’s birthday together.
“Happy birthday my best actress!” Paolo wrote on Instagram as he shared a photo of him and Yen in a restaurant.
The post was then flooded with comments and death threats from netizens, which, according to a report by Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP.ph), was what prompted Paolo to temporarily turn off his post’s comments section.
Paolo and Yen were first embroiled in a controversy when they were spotted holding hands in Baguio, which happened shortly after his former partner LJ Reyes flew to the U.S with their children. As of writing, Yen has yet to comment on the issue.
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Female Network editors.