On Tonight with Boy Abunda, The Story of Us actress Aiko Melendez revealed to host Boy Abunda how she became a Kim Chiu fan. “That was five years ago. I saw her in a mall with my daughter Marthena and then my daughter told me, ‘Mom, Mom that's Kim Chiu. Can you ask picture to be taken with her?’ Sabi ko, ‘I’m dyahe naman.’ ‘Sige na Mom, please please I like her.’ So I went up to her and told her, ‘Kim, do you mind my daughter wants to take a picture with you.’ Sabi niya, ‘No! it’s my privilege and my honor Ms. Aiko.’ So ako naman sabi ko wow for a big star like her it’s so humble. So that's when I started liking her and then I see her movie, TV shows, ASAP nanunuod talaga ako. And then when I got a call about this project Tito Ninong, sobrang kilig na kilig ako. And then nung story conference namin I was just staring at her sabi ko magpapaka-fan mode on ako ha, ‘I like you.’”
Aiko, who has now lost 40 lbs, said she is “beginning to bounce back Tito Ninong in all aspects—with loving myself, loving my work now more, and as a mother I’m becoming a better mother…”
Asked about the romantic side of her life, Aiko admitted she is dating. “Oh yes not only one,” she said. However, there isn’t anyone special yet according to Aiko.
Host Boy Abunda also reminded her of something she told him before. “Did you mention to me na parang, ‘ano kayang ending nito, baka si Jom pa rin?’”Jom is Jomari Yllna, Aiko’s former husband. The two get along well now and are seen in pictures together.
Aiko laughed and admitted she did tell Boy that. She even added, “I don’t know… parang lahat ng tao wants us back together because it’s just so beautiful. How can you see two exes together and then yung parang wala lang nangyayari, parang looking back… So everyone is just uy magkabalikan na kayo. So parang pressure ito pero try natin.”