As if on cue, and the public needed a break from all these COVID-19 news, Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray and actor Sam Milby has revealed their current status.
In an Instagram post on his 36th birthday Saturday, May 23, 2020, the hunk actor posted a photo of him and Gray in a warm embrace in the middle of a street on Instagram, which quickly made rounds online.
The two were first rumored to be in a romantic relationship back in 2019. Catriona, however, denied the rumors during her Tonight with Boy Abunda interview, saying that she and Sam were “just friends.”
After the big revelation, Milby and Gray were trending on Twitter with the hashtag #SamandCat.Sam and Catriona’s friends congratulated the couple in Sam’s post, expressing their happiness for their relationship.
“God-written love story,” Moira commented, adding: “Couldn’t think of a better pair for my Kuya.”
“Ayiiie! Happy birthday sam! Very happy for the both of you!” Angelica Panganiban wrote.
Erickson Raymundo, who handles both Sam and Catriona’s careers under Cornerstone Entertainment, also commented on Sam’s post, saying: “Happy birthday, Sam! And sooohappy for you and @catriona_gray!! Stay happy and in love.”
Other celebrities who greeted Sam and Catriona included KC Concepcion, Maymay Entrata, Yen Santos, Maxene Magalona, Yam Concepcion, Iya Villania, Jericho Rosales, Jane de Leon and Gretchen Ho, to name a few.
Though some fans were shocked with Sam’s revelation, it can be recalled that Sam and Catriona was seen together on a vacation last January 2019, when Catriona was just starting her reign as Miss Universe 2018.
Later that year, in her guesting with “Tonight With Boy ABunda,” Boy asked Catriona about Sam and Alden Richards. Catriona said she never met Alden before while Sam is her friend.
Catriona’s last relationship was with actor and former “Eat Bulaga” TV host Clint Bondad. She admitted last February 2019 that they had broken up. Sam, meanwhile, was in a relationship with blogger Mari Jasmine. They broken up last March 2018. Mari is currently in a relationship with “Baka Bukas” director Samantha Lee.
With additional reports: Sunstar Cebu, philstar.com, Jan Milo Severo