Melissa Ricks is just waiting for the right guy and the right time to be in relationship.
Melissa Ricks has been romantically linked to several men, including onscreen partner Matt Evans and rumored boyfriend Jake Cuenca. But despite all the rumors, Melissa has never had a boyfriend. “Hindi naman ako naiinip and hindi naman ako naghahanap, ang gusto ko lang is 'yung guy na magtitiyaga ng todo. And [having a boyfriend] depende sa akin 'yan. 'Yung magulang ko ‘di pa masyado, ayaw pa nila pero I think I'm old enough, I'm responsible enough and darating naman 'yun, e. Wala naman nagmamadali.” While she has no plans of getting into a serious relationship yet, she just wants to continue focusing on her career especially that she has several projects lined-up for her.
She will be working again with Matt in Tanging Yaman after they were paired with other actors in separate projects. “Matt was paired with Lauren Young and ako naman with Jolo Revilla para hindi lang kami ma-type cast and naging okay naman for both of us, naging okay pa din naman projects namin. I'm so happy na nakakuha kami ng mataas na ratings [for Agimat: Ang Mga Alamat ni Ramon Revilla Sr presents Pepeng Agimat], I think we got 32%. Hindi siya normal on a Saturday block kasi lumalabas 'yung mga tao [during that time] so very thankful kami, sana tuloy-tuloy."
“Throughout the year, wala kaming bakante ni Matt. Sobrang thankful namin kasi 'yung ibang artista ang tagal ng hinihintay bago mabigyan ng project. We're very lucky na binibigyang kaming pansin ng ABS-CBN and at the same time ginagalingan namin. Ang laking pressure sa amin kasi all our shows have been rating well and this time (Tanging Yaman) sana mag-rate uli sya ng maganda.”
Melissa also shared some of her plans for the holiday. “This Christmas, my family and I, we're going to Hawaii. Gusto kong bumili ng mga bags kasi hindi ako mahilig sa mga branded na bags so this year I'll buy myself some. Sobrang pinaghirapan ko so bibili na ako ng kahit anong branded kasi wala akong ganun, e. It's a gift to myself.”