It is said that relationships in show business and athletics are likely not to flourish nor to last long given that the schedules of artists and athletes are highly hectic and the demands are so grueling. That’s why it’s truly a delight to know how the romance of Jerome Ponce, who currently stars in A Soldier’s Heart, and Mika Reyes, a professional volleyball player, has incredibly remained strong and continues to bloom for more than two years now.
It can be recalled that in early 2017, rumors began to spread that the two were dating after being spotted together. The bankable actor spoke about the real deal between them for the first time during his guesting on Tonight With Boy Abunda in March of that same year and confirmed that they’re indeed already dating.
When asked how they’re able to make it work, he told Boy Abunda that he firmly believes that if you really want something, you should do everything you can in order to make it happen. But if it’s really impossible, you should understand it and be considerate.
Apart from that, the 24-year-old actor went on to impart other things he realized through his relationship with Mika on his appearance in the program a year after. Confessing that he’s the jealous one between them, he told the King Of Talk that he’s willing to allow her to join beauty pageants for he believes that if it’s really for her, it would be given to her.
Moreover, he also learned not to dwell on his mistakes, saying, "Tayong lahat naiinis, nagagalit, sumasama loob – kailangan natin kontrolin iyong sarili natin at gawin natin positive iyong sa atin. Kahit sa atin muna manggaling iyong positive.”
Just like any relationship, theirs was also put to the test last year as what he disclosed in his guesting on TWBA in 2018, but they were able to mend that rough patch and still acknowledges her as the “right one” for him.
"It's just na dumadating lang talaga sa relationship ang problems, lubak. Kasi hindi relationship ang isang relationship kung puro kayo masaya, puro kaya nasa taas," he said.
They might be the type of couple who fills their social media accounts with their sweet photos and videos together, but we’re still to come across some on Instagram, (thanks to their friends and fans!) which we collated in this gallery.
More anniversaries to celebrate, Jerome and Mika!