Love is one of the most efficacious antidotes to fear. In this time of uncertainty, love keeps us hopeful and gives us more strength to keep on fighting. This episode of OKS’ (Online Kapamilya Shows) “I Feel U” celebrates the beauty and power of romantic relationships and love-filled friendships that’ll surely make us smile.
Jake Cuenca was instantly smitten by the goddess-like beauty of Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa when he first saw her on the set of “Ang Panday” in 2017. He played as the villain while she portrayed the role of a beautiful fairy in that movie. Struck by Cupid’s arrow, Jake made a move through the aid of social media. But it turned out as a failed tactic, a strategy Kylie perceived as a playboy’s game. “If someone messages you on IG, you’ll think you’re not the only girl. I think if he can do that to me, then he’s probably doing it to different girls,” said Kylie. Besides, she was already taken at that time and that Jake wasn’t her type at first. She didn’t like his smoking habit in particular.
Jake swallowed his feelings and moved on. Until, they landed a follow-up project via Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos where they got to know each other better. Kylie eventually broke up with her then-boyfriend, paving the way for a deeper relationship with Jake.
Now that they’re stuck with each other 24/7 due to the quarantine, Jake and Kylie are thankful that their relationship was built in a strong foundation of friendship. “Mas maganda kasi nakikita n’yo ang isa’t isa in a different light. It’s nice that we knew each other as friends first kasi ‘yun talaga walang best foot forward,” Jake shared.
When asked if they’re ready to take their relationship to the aisle, Jake said talks about future wedding plans pop up in random moments. Although, the goal-driven couple wants to accomplish their individual dreams first before getting married, especially Kylie who still has so much more to explore as an actress. “Definitely nakikita ko siya on the horizon unlike before na feeling ko ang layo-layo pa. For the first time in my life nakikita ko na siya. Pero no rush, no pressure,” expressed Jake.
The lovebirds still want to enjoy their boyfriend-girlfriend relationship and grow more in their craft. They recently starred in the digital film “Love Lockdown” which they shot in their own home.
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