Yes, we swear we heard your “awwws” as soon as you opened this gallery.
Aiko Melendez has been successful at embodying tough and fierce female characters. There was the crazy socialite and iconic Emilia Ardiente from the memorable drama Wildflower. Currently, she is Matadora the fearsome warrior from fantastical series Bagani. Determined to conquer nations and hold power in the palm of her hands, she is the one and only Queen of the Pirates who is not afraid of anything—even the heroes of Sansinukob.
In real life, however, she is starring in a romance story. It was earlier in February when Aiko hinted at having a special someone during an interview. Just when fans thought she was planning to stay mum about this significant other’s identity, the actress revealed that she is in fact dating Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun. Because the two are public figures, they initially wanted to keep their relationship as private as possible. Now that the cat is out of the bag, however, the two have been more open about sharing their sweet moments on Instagram.
Aiko shared a goofy photo that she feels is their best picture yet. They accidentally wear twinning outfits, although we feel this is just further proof that they are meant to be. The couple fangirled and fanboyed together when they saw George Clooney and Cindy Crawford. Most importantly, the busy politician also finds time to bond with Aiko’s son, Andre Yllana. “Plus 20 Pogi points ka dyan,” she wrote in the caption of a post from when Khonghun attended and actively cheered during one of Andre’s races.
No doubt, Aiko is living in her own little fairytale and we’re all eagerly anticipating a happily ever after.