Their characters Isagani and Dulce may not have ended up together in the Kapamilya Gold romance drama Precious Hearts Romances Presents Los Bastardos that they both starred in, but Jake Cuenca and Kylie Versoza have been a couple for more than a year now.
Based on their respected tales regarding the beginning of their love story on their separate interviews in Magandang Buhay, they both implied that theirs was initially an unrequited one. The seasoned actor said he was the first one to get smitten with the captivating splendor of the beauty queen-turned-actress during the filming of the 2017 Metro Manila Film Festival entry “Ang Panday,” wherein he played the notorious antagonist Lizardo while she depicted a goddess.
Jake admitted having a crush on her and doing things to make her notice him, such as sending her direct messages on Instagram, to no avail for she was still in a relationship then and she also got turned off by his long locks.
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Even though he wasn’t able to get a chance to be close to her during that time, the 32-year-old actor revealed that he knew in his heart that they’re going to work again in another project that would make it possible for him to befriend her. His instinct came true as both of them were tapped to star Los Bastardos in 2018 alongside other Kapamilya thespians, wherein they initially got paired with one another and were able to establish their friendship and bond as co-actors.
As they got to know each other deeply, sparks apparently started to fly since then and both of them surprised the netizens with their appearances in each other’s Instagram pages in early 2019, which spawned to speculations regarding the real deal between them. It was only in their guesting on Tonight With Boy Abunda in September of that year when they finally confirmed their relationship.
In her guesting in Magandang Buhay along with her Los Bastardos female co-stars last year, Kylie wasn’t able to hold back her tears after watching the snippet of Jake’s interview with the momshies months prior that, wherein he expressed how much he loves her and sees a future with her as well.
“Super sweet niya lang and he’s always there for me po in good and bad times. Siguro I’ve never been this secured in a relationship, I’ve never been this happy in a relationship. Ang dami niya nang pinagdaanan. ‘Yon po, I think we’re both in a good place right now,” the Miss International 2016 tearfully said.
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They have been each other’s arm candy and travel buddy since then as we saw a lot of photos of them together on IG, making them the sexiest couple on the social media platform.
Stay in love, Jake and Kylie!