After months of silence, Magandang Buhay host Karla Estrada decided to put an end to the rumors and finally introduce her non-showbiz boyfriend Jam Ignacio. As Karla celebrated her 45th birthday in the said morning talk show, she and Jam willingly took the opportunity to tell everyone their untold story and show us how much they truly love each other.
According to Jam, he and Karla first met on exactly June 1st. “Nagkakatinginan kami madalas” he shared.
If we scroll back in Karla’s Instagram posts, Jam was already present in the 75th birthday celebration of her mother Thelma Elago last September 2018. A month after, the Queen Mother posted another set of pictures with him and their friends having a vacation at Coron, Palawan. And earlier in November 2019, he and momshie Karla traveled together at Osaka, Japan.
“No’ng madalas na kami magkasama… No’ng nakilala ko na siya nang mas mabuti.” This is the time Jam knew that he was already in love with the Queen Mother. “Hindi naman siya mahirap mahalin eh,” he added.
Meanwhile, for momshie Karla, she knew it sooner than Jam. However, she hesitated if it was really love that she felt because she was initially scared to trust and accept what they have was true. “Actually, ang bilis no’ng sa’kin… Ang tagal ko nang heartbroken, kaya lang nagda-dalawang-isip ako dahil baka natutuwa lang ako na merong gano’ng tao na nagpapakita ng concern,” she said.
Nevertheless, Karla knew she loved Jam when she saw how brave he could be when it came to love. She shared, “Natutuwa ako sa tapang niya kasi… Dahil ‘di ba, sobrang ang lakas ng personality ko, ang tapang kong tao… Pumunta siya sa bahay na hindi naman niya iniisip na bahay ‘yon namin… Eh three days pa lang kaming magkakilala. So, pumunta siya, nagdala siya ng bulaklak, may coffee, ‘yong gano’n!”
Although some might find it intimidating to be with Karla, Jam explained how he sees the her in a completely different way. “Wala kasi akong naiisip na… superstar siya ‘e. Parehas lang kami na normal na tao. Kung ano ‘yong dapat gawin no’ng isang lalaki sa babae, ‘yon naman ‘yong ginagawa ko,” he said.
WATCH: The untold love story of Karla Estrada and Jam Ignacio
Far from her perspective before, Karla expressed how happy she is now that she allows herself to have more freedom than before. She described how peaceful and blissful she is, now that she puts her focus more on the things that makes her feel happy and loved rather than thinking about what would other people say.
“’Pag binalikan n’yo, since 1991 na nag-start ako mag-artista, wala kayong makikitang interview na nagsasalita ako tungkol sa love life ko. Ang katwiran ko lagi no’n, ‘yon na lang ‘yong pribado na pwede kong maitabi… Because, alam ko naman ang mga tao, meron at meron silang masasabi. Pero kasi ngayon, parang ‘eto na ‘yong point na [nakita kong] tama na wala tayo dapat ikabahala sa sasabihin ng ibang tao because, kung hindi naman maganda ‘yong sasabihin nila, ibig sabihin hindi sila importante sa buhay mo, ‘di ba… And dapat hindi tayo nabubuhay sa sasabihin ng iba,” Karla said.
WATCH: Ang dahilan kung bakit nagsalita na si Momshie Karla tungkol sa kanyang love life
When asked what he wishes for Karla, Jam said: “Maging masaya lang siya. Gawin niya kung ano ‘yong ikakasaya niya kasi ‘yon naman talaga ‘yong dapat eh. Hindi ‘yong gagawin niya lang dahil gusto ng ibang tao.”
Jam then further expressed how thankful he is for having Karla in his life, saying “Lagi akong nagpapasalamat sa Itaas na dumating siya [Karla Estrada] sa buhay ko. Parehas kasi kami na naging masaya kami sa maling tao, ano pa kaya ‘yong sa tama?”
WATCH: Ang sweet birthday message ni Jam para kay Karla
Indeed, choosing to be happy with the person you love is a choice we have to make for ourselves. Take a closer look at momshie Karla’s sweet moments with her new-found love, here in these photos!