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Jake Cuenca has no problem with Melissa Ricks being close to Jolo Revilla

Jake Cuenca believes there is nothing going on between Melissa Ricks and Jolo Revilla other than friendship.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

2/10/2011 8:00 AM
Jake Cuenca has no problem with Melissa Ricks being close to Jolo Revilla


Jake Cuenca is still unsure if he will get to spend the upcoming Valentine'rsquo;s Day with his special someone Melissa Ricks. Jake will be busy with the remaining taping days of Green Rose, which will debut on primetime this February 14, while Melissa has begun work for her new teleserye Nasaan Ka Elisa? But according to the actor, he will definitely try his best to come up with something to celebrate Valentine'rsquo;s Day. "Kung malibre man definitely we'rsquo;ll go out. Masarap lumabas kapag Valentine'rsquo;s," he said during the press conference of Green Rose.

Last month, Jake confessed on The Buzz that he and Melissa have been dating for more than a year already. However, he had chosen to be private when it comes to details of their relationship. "Marami akong pinagdaanan, sa past relationships ko. Na-realize ko na pagdating sa personal, gusto na lang isantabi na lang para sa sarili at para sa kung sino man ang kapiling ko. And it worked out. Mas madali kumilos kapag walang plano. Just live life one day at a time. It'rsquo;s almost two years na and we'rsquo;re enjoying."

Jake denied that the reason he and Melissa don'rsquo;t have an official commitment at the moment is that her parents don'rsquo;t approve of him. "Walang problema with her parents. Kung meron man'hellip;I'rsquo;m not perfect. Hindi ako 'lsquo;yung boyfriend-material type, ha ha ha! Ako 'lsquo;yun. Kaya nasa sa akin din kung paano ko papatunayan 'lsquo;yung sarili ko pagdating sa lahat ng aspeto ng buhay ko like sa trabaho, relationships. Hindi ako perpekto. I admit my mistakes. Pero sa bawat mali ko natututo ako."

He further dismissed rumors that he is jealous of Melissa'rsquo;s closeness to leading man Jolo Revilla. Melissa and Jolo were paired in TV projects like Pepeng Agimat and Noah. "It'rsquo;s cool. Kung close man si Mel kay Jolo, kung magkatrabaho man sila uli, I have no problem with that. Tulad ng nasabi ko noon, si Jolo ginagawa lang niya ang responsibilidad niya bilang leading man, and I would do the same. I trust Mel and I know she trusts me." Jake said he and Jolo are just good acquaintances but are not close friends.

If ever there'rsquo;s a chance for him to work with Melissa, Jake said he very much welcomes it. "Kung may dumating na offer, okay lang. May offers na before pero nagkataon lang na hindi nagtutugma 'lsquo;yung schedule namin. If maging maayos lahat, good roles 'lsquo;yung ibibigay sa amin pareho, why not? Masaya 'lsquo;yun. Maganda kung nakahiwalay ang trabaho sa personal. Pero kung kailangan naming magkatrabaho walang problema sa akin."

But while they are being paired on screen to other stars, Jake and Melissa understand the demands of their work. He revealed that Melissa had asked his permission if she could do some sexy scenes for her new teleserye. "'lsquo;Yung show