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Jake Cuenca on Melissa Ricks: I try to be a good influence on her

Jake Cuenca reveals how he got on the good side of Melissa Ricks' parents.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

FRESH SCOOPS

9/29/2010 8:20 AM
Jake Cuenca on Melissa Ricks: I try to be a good influence on her


One of the reasons why Jake Cuenca and Melissa Ricks are taking things slow is because the parents of the young actress want her to focus on her showbiz career first. But at least Jake is on good terms with Melissa'rsquo;s mom, especially now that he has proven his sincere intentions towards Melissa. "When it comes to her mom, naintindihan ko na kung ano ang gusto niya para sa anak niya kaya hindi ko minamadali yung relationship. And okay kami ng mommy ni Mel, wala namang problema," he told Push.com.ph in a recent interview.

In contrast to his friend Gerald Anderson who recently got caught in a real-life love triangle involving Kim Chiu and Bea Alonzo, Jake is just grateful that his love life is smooth-sailing these days. There'rsquo;s also less pressure whenever he and Melissa appear in public together. "Mel and I go out [on dates] pero siyempre dala rin ng trabaho so not so often. Siguro nagpapasalamat kami na at least tanggap [na ng mga tao], no one's really against it. But like what I said before, we'rsquo;re just taking our time."

Jake further shares that they haven'rsquo;t even talked about separating their showbiz career and their personal life by avoiding an on screen team-up. "Kung ano man meron kami ni Mel, it'rsquo;s very, very personal. It has nothing to do with our careers. The only time that I incorporate career with her is whenever she needs advice about her work. Maybe one day we'rsquo;ll work with each other but for now we'rsquo;re just doing our own thing. Basta ako sinusuportahan ko ang career niya and I try to be a good influence on her," he said.