Jake Cuenca on Melissa Ricks: 'Okay kami, nag-uusap kami'

Jake Cuenca breaks his silence regarding his rumored split with Melissa Ricks.

BY RACHELLE SIAZON

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5/6/2011 9:00 AM
Jake Cuenca on Melissa Ricks: 'Okay kami, nag-uusap kami'


050611-jake_main.jpgContrary to the rumors that their relationship is on the rocks, Jake Cuenca said that he and Melissa Ricks are still very much together. But he admitted that they don’t get to spend as much quality time with each other because of their respective work commitments. “Oo kami pa rin. Wala pa namang give-up. Wala pa namang breakup. So kumbaga, pwede naman sa ngayon, busy kaming dalawa. Pareho naming inaatupag career namin. Okay kami, nag-uusap kami. Yun nga lang, talagang mahigpit ang schedule sa ngayon, kaya hindi kami madalas na nakakapagsama or nakakapagkita. Pero okay kami,” the actor said during the press con of Star Cinema’s In The Name Of Love at the ABS-CBN compound yesterday, May 5.

The local press didn’t have the chance to further interview Jake about the said issue, but he made it clear that his showbiz career is his main priority right now. And he’s not ready to give it up especially now that he’s still exploring his capabilities as a serious actor. “Siguro sa tamang panahon [I’ll choose love over career]. Pero sa ngayon, parang hindi pa eh. Siyempre sa ngayon I’m in love with my work ‘di ba? Marami pa rin akong gustong patunayan. Siyempre pagdating ng araw na gusto ko mag-settle down, gusto mo yung partner mo maging kumportable at maging maganda ang buhay niya. Siguro at the right time and in the right place.”

Jake pointed out, however, that he has always been the type of guy who goes the extra mile for the girl he loves. “Alam ko marami pa akong gagawin in the name of love in the future, marami pa akong kailangan ma-experience. Pero siguro ako, based on my experience, wala akong takot magmahal. Ako kapag nakapili ng taong mamahalin ko, or mga minahal ko, ipaglalaban ko sila. Nagawa ko na yun ilang beses. Tignan natin sa future, kung ano pa pwede ko gawin in the name of love. Kasi ang pinaniniwalaan ko, kapag nagmahal ka, kahit ano gagawin mo para sa taong mahal ko. Masama man o mabuti man, kapag nagmahal ka walang mali, wala ring sukat.”