‘Ah Boys to Men’ star Ridhwan Azman admits to hitting girlfriend online

"Ah Boys to Men" actor Ridhwan Azman and his girlfriend, known as Luna Aphroditee. (Facebook Screengrab)"Ah Boys to Men" actor Ridhwan Azman and his girlfriend, known as Luna Aphroditee. (Facebook Screengrab)

“Ah Boys to Men” actor Ridhwan Azman has admitted to hitting his girlfriend on social media.

The 19-year-old, who played Ismail Mohammed in the hit movies on Singapore's national service, tweeted last Friday saying, “Yes, I hit my girlfriend, it’s not right to hit girls, and I am sorry. Not gonna cover my ass. I love Luna Aphroditee [his girlfriend's moniker].”

Pictures of what appear to be Luna’s bruised face, as well as correspondence between her and a friend regarding Ridhwan’s ill-treatment went viral over the past couple of days and have since been picked up by news blog The Real Singapore.

Ridhwan did not explain his reason for hitting Luna, but hinted at issues with their relationship in a lengthy blog post, speaking out on his regrets and depression, together with a string of tweets containing his thoughts on the matter.

On Saturday, his girlfriend blogged a detailed account of the incident. She revealed that Ridhwan had physically and verbally abused her more than once during the relationship, one of them include dragging her out of a cab “like an animal”.

Photos of a bruised up Luna Aphroditee surfaced on news blog The Real Singapore. (Online screengrab)Photos of a bruised up Luna Aphroditee surfaced on news blog The Real Singapore. (Online screengrab)

The two were first seen as a couple in a video posted on 11 June, on Luna’s YouTube channel.

In response, Ridhwan said that her blog post was trying to bring him down and seemed mad that Luna had made the incident public.

“Relationships are made out of two people. Not 3, not the whole Internet. Make up or break up. I am wrong. I love her,” he posted on Twitter, on Sunday.

In his latest post entitled “I Love This Girl” on his blog, he also apologises profusely for his actions and described how the pair met and fell in love, but also hinted that their relationship was far from smooth.

“Once again, I am not covering my ass, but I was trying to control the situation… I am shattered, crushed, and f**ked when I saw the bruises right after. How much guilt and hate I have in me,” he wrote in a heart-felt, 22-paragraph blog post.

“I still love her. Every single one asking me to leave here… I love you. I am sorry everyone,” he concluded.