Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz (MNS Photo)

Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz (MNS Photo)

Cesar Montano admitted that he will have a cold Christmas this year following his controversial break-up with wife Sunshine Cruz.

Montano said this will be his first Christmas without Cruz since they got married in 2000.

Sad to say pero magkahiwalay. Kasama ko ang mga bata and may time din na kasama niya ang mga bata,” he said.

The actor, however, said he won’t let their separation ruin his Christmas celebration with his three daughters.

“It’s going to be a different Christmas for me definitely. Pero it doesn’t mean na I will let the pain dictate my future, my Christmas. Siyempre nandiyan ang mga bata. I-e-enjoy ko na lang kasi ang Christmas pangbata naman eh. Nagpaplano kami kung saan kami pupunta,” he said.

Montano said he and Cruz are not yet on speaking terms.

Cruz and Montano separated in January this year over his alleged affair with model-actress Krista Miller.

In August, the couple’s spat was taken to court, with Cruz accusing her husband of marital rape. This was denied by Montano, saying the incident in question was consensual.

The actress also accused Montano of keeping her from seeing their three daughters who, according to the actor’s camp, chose to stay with him following the couple’s separation.

Both camps have since agreed to share custody of the children.

Meanwhile, Montano denied rumors that he’s currently seeing a 16-year-old girl.

Ako ang suspetsa ko diyan, parati kong kasama ‘yung anak kong matangkad na mukhang 16 pero 12 years old. Baka ‘yun ang napagkakamalan nila,” he said.

In October, Montano said he is not closing his doors on love after the failure of 13-year marriage.

Lagi pong bukas ang puso ko. Pangit pong sinasara ang puso, sapagkat narito po ang puso natin, dinesign ng Diyos ‘yan para i-share ang ating pagmamahal,” Montano said at the time.

But the actor reiterated that he is not dating anyone. “No, I’m not seeing anyone. Malamig ang simoy ng hangin,” he said. (MNS)