Kobe Paras deletes all Instagram pics, sparking rumors of split with Erika Poturnak

Couple Kobe Paras and Erika Poturnak in their sweet moments shared on Instagram last September 19. (Photos: Erika Poturnak/Official Instagram account)
Couple Kobe Paras and Erika Poturnak in their sweet moments shared on Instagram last September 19. (Photos: Erika Poturnak/Official Instagram account)

After sparking rumors of a split after unfollowing each other on social media, athlete Kobe Paras and online personality Erika Rae Poturnak are now following each other again on Instagram.

Although the two have yet to confirm their rumored relationship, Paras and Poturnak drew breakup speculations on Monday (Sept 26) after the 25-year-old basketball player deleted all his posts on Instagram, including his intimate photos with the 20-year-old Poturnak, and even removed his profile image on the app.

Kobe Paras deleted all his posts on Instagram on Monday, Sept 26, 2022.
Kobe Paras deleted all his posts on Instagram on Monday, Sept 26, 2022.

The rumored couple then unfollowed each other on the platform, a gesture quickly noticed by hawk-eyed netizens.

Hindi pa man tuwirang umaamin sa kanilang relasyon, mukhang tinapos na nina Kobe Paras at rumored girlfriend na si Erika Poturnak ang kanilang relasyon (Even before confirming the real score between them, it looks like Kobe Paras and rumored girlfriend Erika Poturnak have already ended their relationship),” said one netizen on Twitter.

Mas OK talaga yung low-key relationship. Yung tipong durug na durog ka na sa break up n’yo, tas wala pa nakakaalam (A low-key relationship is so much better. Like even when you’re deeply affected by your breakup, no one will know),” commented one Facebook user.

As of writing, some of Kobe’s photos are still visible on Poturnak’s account.

On September 19, Poturnak took to Instagram to greet her rumored boyfriend on his 25th birthday by sharing sweet photos of them together while spending time in West Hollywood, California. The basketball star reposted the photos on his Instagram stories.

Paras and Poturnak began to gain attention on social media after they were seen together on a beach trip on June 15 this year.

The two, alongside their friends and companions, also went on a vacation trip to Bali, Indonesia.

Poturnak secured a contract with local multimedia talent agency Cornerstone Entertainment following her high school graduation in 2020.

Kobe is the son of PBA legend Benjie Paras and actress Jackie Forster, while Erika is the daughter of model-actress Ina Raymundo and businessman Brian Poturnak.

Lé Baltar is a Manila-based freelance journalist, covering entertainment and lifestyle stories for Yahoo Philippines. Follow them on Twitter @baltarle for latest news and updates. The views expressed are their own.

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