After they were first seen going out together last year, Jerome Ponce has kept mum about his rumored blossoming relationship with former La Salle athlete Mika Reyes. During the celebrity premiere of Kung Fu Yoga last January 31, Jerome finally opened up about their official status. “Well, proud ako na maging boyfriend niya,” he told Push.com.ph at the Star Cinema red carpet in Glorietta mall, Makati city.
The 21-year-old actor admitted that he and Mika have already gone through a lot of challenges in their relationship even at this early stage. "Malaki ang in-adjust niya at sabi ko rin malaki laki rin ang in-adjust ko sa pagkatao. So yun yung pinakagusto ko at pati yung mga pinagdaanan namin sa buhay. Away bati, sa families may mga kumokontra, yun pinagdaanan namin. So yun yung masasabi kong pinaka (napagdaanan) namin,” he admitted.
After being seen watching some of Mika’s games last year, fans of the actor speculated that there was more than friendship brewing between the two. Jerome shared what makes his girlfriend stand out from all the other girls. "Hindi ko na in-expect na may taong kayang maging ganun para sa akin. Kumbaga kaya niya mag-stay despite of all the wrong sa akin,” he said