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Melissa Ricks on working with Jake Cuenca: 'Right now, hindi siya magandang idea'

Melissa Ricks may be open to becoming friends with Jake Cuenca, but she is not yet willing to work with him.



9/6/2011 8:37 AM
Melissa Ricks on working with Jake Cuenca: 'Right now, hindi siya magandang idea'

090611-melissa_main.jpgWith her teleserye Nasaan Ka Elisa? finally airing starting September 12, Melissa Ricks is once again in the spotlight. At the ABS-CBN Trade launch last week, Melissa gamely answered questions about her personal life, particularly her previous relationship with Jake Cuenca. The actress explained that she has coped after five months since their breakup. “Hindi naman ako yung tipo ng tao na nagho-hold ng grudge. Hindi ako ‘yung taong parang I would talk bad about someone. Hindi ako ‘yung gano’ng tao pero ang sa akin lang ‘yung respetong ibinibigay ko sa ‘yo ibigay mo rin sa akin,” she stated.

When asked about being friends again with Jake, the star of Nasaan Ka Elisa? replied, “It’s up to him naman, it’s not up to me. I’m fine with everybody, I have nothing against whoever he dates. If he wants to be happy it does not have to be with me. Malay mo hindi naman kami meant to be. Basta he’s happy and may respeto siya sa akin dahil may pinagsamahan naman kami ng dalawang taon.

However, her openness to be friends with Jake does not mean that she is also open to work with him. “Right now, I don’t think that would be such a good idea, pero in the future why not? We can never say pero right now, parang hindi siya magandang idea.”

Melissa explained that her failed relationship with Jake made her a better person and she was able to realize a lot of things. “It made me so much stronger. Alam mo ‘yung kaya kong pagdaanan ‘yan with my friends with me na hindi talaga ako iniiwan. Sobrang it helped me to be okay and it took me a long time rin to be okay pero I think I can say I’m better now.”

Since Jake took Lovi Poe as his date to the Star Magic ball recently, many people assumed that Lovi is now the object of Jake’s affections. On the other hand, Melissa would rather leave Lovi out of the picture concerning issues. “I hope huwag naman nilang isali si Lovi dito. I’ve never met her pero people tell me she’s a nice girl, so huwag na lang natin siyang isali sa tsismis.

Melissa also shared how special Jake was to her before, since it was her first-ever relationship. “Siya lang ang naging karelasyon ko for two years. Siya talaga ang parang naging mundo ko, siya lagi kasama ko. Siya lagi kausap ko. Nung mawala siya it was so different, talagang parang start from nothing ako and I’m glad to say that after five months, I have built up myself again and my show is coming out.”