It’s been two years since they first started dating and now that they
admitted to their relationship, Melissa Ricks says it really was a big
help that she and Green Rose
star Jake Cuenca decided to be mum about it at the start. “Masaya ako na
everything’s okay between me and Jake and masaya ako na ang tagal na namin na
steady lang. Ang tagal namin na masaya
and I think it was a good idea to keep it to ourselves for a while kasi nakatulong din yun na tumagal kami ng ganong katagal,
” she shares during Empress’s debut last February 20 at The Grand Terrace in Quezon City.
The 21-year-old says that it’s not true that her parents were against
her dating Jake. “My mom was never against it. My mom was just being a
mom. Concerned sa akin
they don’t want their little girl na magka-
she never disliked Jake or anything like that, walang ganun. Talagang ganun lang sila talaga.
Any family na may bunsong anak na babae, siguro ganun talaga,
” she explains.
Mel also admits that she feels flattered that Jake has been very vocal
to the press about his feelings for her. “He’s very, very nice. I know
sometimes it’s cliché to say na mabait ang isang tao pero ito talaga
from the start mabuti na siyang tao hindi lang sa akin pero pati sa
family niya, sa mga kapatid niya.
He’s very down-to-earth and alam ko na mahal niya ako,
” she adds.
Mel says that Jake is also a very open-minded boyfriend. They have both
decided to keep their professional decisions separate from their
personal lives. “He leaves my decisions up to me. Yung
career path ko
and career path niya, sine-
separate namin yung
career namin sa
personal life. So I think that’s why na nagkakasundo din kami kasi
we have our own thing eh
. But we support each other in everything that we do,” she reveals.
But even if they are now open towards talking about their relationship,
it doesn’t mean that they will divulge everything about it. “Oo masaya ako na alam na ng tao yung sa amin pero hindi ko naman ibibigay lahat sa mga tao. Sana
they leave some for us pa rin
, for ourselves na
private naman. Ibigay rin naman nila sa amin yung konting
privacy,” she says.