The actor reveals why he feels so lucky being with Melissa Ricks.
Last September 5 at the 4th annual Star Magic Ball held at the Rizal ballroom of the Makati Shangri-la hotel, Jake Cuenca walked down the red carpet with his rumored ladylove Melissa Ricks. Amidst rumors of a possible pregnancy, and other speculations, the two have always insisted on having nothing more than a close friendship. But last Sunday, it was hard to deny the obvious chemistry between the two. A beaming Jake exclusively shared with ABS-CBN.com how he felt about being Melissa'rsquo;s chosen date for the ball. "I'rsquo;m so lucky to be with her right now. I could'rsquo;ve shown up here in jeans and a shirt and I'rsquo;d still look great, just as long as she'rsquo;s beside me," he shares. The two first met on the set of Komiks presents Pedro Penduko, where Melissa was then being paired with Matt Evans.
Even though he may not yet be officially her boyfriend, Jake has nothing but pride for the pretty mestiza. "I think she can wear anything and still look beautiful in it. That'rsquo;s really what I think when I see her," he says. In a February 2009 interview with abs-cbn.com, the Tayong Dalawa actor was quoted as saying, ""I like her realism, her being very positive. Nakaka-in love. Sobrang nakakagaan siya talaga. 'lsquo;Pag nakikita ko siyang nakangiti, siyempre masaya na rin ako and ang sarap ng feeling to see her smile," he says.
The mestizo actor is currently gearing up for his new soap opera as well as two movies set for release later this year.