As the members of the LGBTQIA+ community still face an uphill battle in attaining equality and acceptance from the society, it’s indeed delighting to see them find genuine happiness and love from the people they truly adore.
His transition journey may have been rocky and complicated, but Jake Zyrus has now found his special someone who’s willing to give him unconditional love he deserves and to face the world while holding his hand tight. And she’s none other than his girlfriend of about seven years – Shyre Aquino.
We first found out about their relationship when he posted a photo with him along with the caption, “I love you for who you are” in 2017. He then went on to return the kilig by leaving a heartwarming comment in another post of her, stating, “She’s the reason I stopped hating myself because of what other people think/say about me. Other than her outer beauty, her inner beauty is one of the many reasons why I adore her.”
As they apparently opt to keep their relationship lowkey, not much is known about it. But Jake finally opened up a bit regarding their romance during his guesting on Tonight with Boy Abunda in 2018. According to him, they’ve been very much happy and was even talking about getting married after three years of being together that time.
“I’ve been through a lot and it’s probably why I’m so thankful na naging kami ni Shyre sa ganitong panahon,” he told the King of Talk Boy Abunda, who’s also his godfather.
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However, prior to that, the 29-year-old singer had already talked about their relationship in his Magandang Buhay interview in 2017.
“Masaya ako dahil she loves me for who I am and takes care of me. Lahat ng pangangailangan ko, she makes me feel good about myself. With her, feeling ko ako na ang pinakagwapong tao sa mundo,” he related.
And when asked what his vow is to her, he uttered, “Maipapangako ko sa kanya na I will try my best. Hindi ako ‘yong magyayabang para sabihin na, ‘o, kaya kong ibigay lahat sa’yo’. But, masasabi ko, I’ll always try my best to be a good partner to you and mahalin ka unconditionally. And kung may problema o kung may hindi man pagkakaintindihan, [I’ll be] understanding kasi gano’n ka – you always understand me, you know me…Kapag may anxiety ako, just like that nawawala kasi grabe ‘yong patience niya.”
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And in November 2018, Jake got engaged with Shyre, who is a registered nutritionist and fitness instructor. They’re also now happy fur parents to their two dogs – a pug named Eggsy and a shih tzu named Chacoy.
With how they’re able to lovingly paint the picture of a love that knows no gender, they went on to become an inspirational couple to their followers and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Continue showing the world that love indeed wins, Jake and Shyre!