After they revealed their two-year relationship to the public last year, Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson’s relationship has become even stronger especially with the arrival of their son Jude Trevor last October. Janella gave birth in London where Markus’s family is based. The couple returned to the Philippines with their baby last February.
For Markus’s 23rd birthday last June 3, Janella shared her favorite couple moments with her boyfriend on her Instagram account and accompanied it with a loving caption.
She wrote, “The only person who can annoy me but make my belly hurt from laughing in a split second.
The adventurous dude who balances out my lola-ness.
The crazy to my crazy.
You are so loved.
During a vlog interview with his good friend Kyle Echarri last year, Markus professed his love for Janella by declaring her the love of his life.
"I’ve never been in love the way I am. I’ve never felt the love that she makes me feel. There is no one or thing that could make me look at another woman the way that I look at her right now. It’s not even fair to my family how much I’m in love with this woman. Because I would put her above anything else. To the vague question why I'm still with her, it is because I couldn't live without her. That's as simple as it is,” he shared.
Janella’s mother Jenine Desidero also posted a birthday message for her only daughter’s boyfriend. Along with it was a short video clip taken when they were in London last year waiting for Janella to give birth. She wrote, “Happy birthday, my ‘Big Son’! @markus Thank you for always making us laugh by simply being yourself. This is one of my favorite moments 🤣 Stay strong for you also have us now, your extended family, on your side to be with you in all your battles #ohana.”
Janella and Markus first worked together on an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya in 2019 featuring the life story of singer Moira dela Torre. The couple were rumored to have started dating shortly after but only confirmed their relationship September of last year.