Photo credit: @maialevisteazores IG | @jhonghilario IG
He often makes us laugh with his funny banters with his co-hosts and captivate with his breathtaking dance moves on It’s Showtime. He has exhibited his versatility as an actor in movies and TV dramas, such as his current stint in the top-rating primetime drama FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
But what most of us don’t know is that Jhong Hilario is also a loving boyfriend to Maia Leviste Azores, who is presently part of a local airline company’s cabin crew.
After his previous relationship didn’t work out, the Sample King seems to have found forever with his “Pangs” (their unique term of endearment) as they enjoy each other’s company in roaming around the Philippines and the world.
Their respective Instagram accounts are filled with sweetness and affection as they share their vacation trips and milestones together, such as their first fun run, their anniversary and birthday celebrations, or just capturing their sweet moments.
It was only through his interview with broadcaster Anthony Taberna in Tapatan ni Tunying in 2014 when Jhong proudly revealed his relationship with Maia, who was then still studying. He said that their relationship indeed faced a lot of hurdles, including her family’s disapproval at first, but despite this, he fought for his love for Maia.
“Ito kasi ‘yong babaeng ipinaglaban ko talaga kahit sinabing hiwalayan na. Mali ko lang din kasi nag-aaral pero no’ng nalaman ng family na ako ‘yong boyfriend, and siyempre dumaan sa masusing pag-iimbestiga ‘yan, kung ako ba ‘yong Gary sa Mara Clara, pero na-prove ko naman sa kanila na malinis ang intensyon ko,” he explained. They’re going strong for six years now. Are we going to hear wedding bells soon?