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Melissa Ricks says that she and Jake Cuenca are going strong

Melissa Ricks is grateful that she and Jake Cuenca are past the usual intrigues surrounding showbiz couples.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

11/3/2010 7:49 AM
Melissa Ricks says that she and Jake Cuenca are going strong


If there'rsquo;s anything Melissa Ricks is grateful for, it'rsquo;s the fact that she decided to go slow when it comes to her special friendship with Jake Cuenca. Although they too went through some tough times this year, at least they managed to stay away from more intrigues unlike other showbiz couples like Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu or Luis Manzano and Angel Locsin. "Lahat naman ng tao iniintriga 'lsquo;yan e. So may phase talaga na ganyan, but after a while everything will be okay. And it'rsquo;s part of the business that we're in so kami ni Jake tanggap na po namin yun," she told Push.com.ph during the premiere night of Till My Heartaches End last week.

Melissa further shared that she really appreciates Jake'rsquo;s respect for her family and his patience to wait for her to be ready for a relationship. "Maganda naman yung tahimik na buhay 'lsquo;di ba? Okay naman kami. We'rsquo;re still friends and we enjoy each other'rsquo;s company. Thankful ako dahil lagi siyang nandiyan para sa akin." When asked if she'rsquo;s looking forward to spending the coming holidays with Jake, the young actress revealed that she might invite him to come visit her relatives in Bulacan. "Why not? Tignan natin kung sasama siya sa akin. And we'rsquo;ll wait and see [kung mag-exhange gift din ba kami]," said Melissa who previously received a Louis Vuitton bag from Jake. But that night she was spotted sporting the yellow Prada bag that was reportedly given to her by Noah co-star Jolo Revilla.

In the meantime, Melissa'rsquo;s just so grateful for all the blessings she received this year. "Siyempre after all the hard work, it'rsquo;s nice to spend the holiday break with your loved ones. Ngayon pa lang excited na ako. I want to go to the States because my mom and brother are there right now. Pero I'rsquo;m going to stay na lang in Bulacan since my dad is with me anyway. Kasama namin cousins ko dun and for sure it'rsquo;ll be fun kasi we usually prepare games and kung anu-ano lang talaga ginagawa namin. Basta importante magkakasama kami."