While they kept their relationship a secret since rumors began in 2019 with much controversy hounding them, Janella Salvador and Markus Patterson proved that love conquers all and started their journey to forever with the birth of their son, Jude.
Ever since talk of their relationship began, the couple offered little or no indication of their romance. They seldom posted about one another on social media or appeared on television together. Without the prying eyes of the public, Janella and Markus’s relationship actually became stronger and unbreakable.
This is evident in this gallery, wherein we see them in all smiles and being genuinely happy in the sweet photos that they uploaded on their respective Instagram accounts and scattered around the internet.
They had neither confirmed nor denied the real deal between them, such as in their separate interviews with the King of Talk on Tonight With Boy Abunda last year.
In her TWBA interview for the promotion of her latest Himig Handog entry “Nung Tayo Pa” and her teleserye The Killer Bride then, a netizen asked regarding her real score between her and the 22-year-old artist. She kept mum and did not confirm her brewing romance.
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Markus did the same when it was his turn to sit on the TWBA hotseat a few months after that, saying that he highly respects the 22-year-old actress-singers’ decision to not to divulge anything about them. He said he respects Janella’s wishes not to divulge any updates about her personal life, especially romantic relationships.
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But he said he wouldn’t confirm or deny it. When quizzed by Tito Boy what name could be found inside Markus’ heart if he’s going to open it, he shyly replied, “Of course, Janella.”
After keeping their relationship a secret for months, they finally confirmed it on their respective IG accounts in September last year. Markus posted a video clip of them both dancing sweetly and giving each other a peck on the lips, while Janella uploaded a black and white photo of them hugging that was taken in Japan and captioned it, “The best hugs in the world from the best potato in the world.”
And on that same month, the young actor finally shared further details regarding their romance through his friend Kyle Echarri’s vlog. According to him, they’ve been happily together for one year and eight months that time.
When asked why he stayed with her for that long, he confessed, “I’m 22 year old man, I’ve never been in love…I’ve never felt the love that she makes me feel….there is no one or nothing that could make me look at another woman the way I look at her. Like it’s not even fair to my family how much I’m in love with this woman because I would put her above anything else. It’s hard to explain when you feel this way,” Markus smittenly replied.
He continued, “To the big question of why I’m still with her, it’s because I couldn’t live without her, man. That’s as simple as it is.”
And, nearly four months after that admission, Janella and Markus welcomed and introduced their baby boy Jude to the world in a vlog on Tuesday (January 5, 2021) via their joint YouTube account.
When Janella gave birth to Jude, she said she was “quite nervous” knowing for a fact “how harsh the world would be,” but she couldn’t help but reveal her being a new mom to her adorable bundle of joy, sharing to the world how precious the moment is.
In the video, we witnessed the couple’s journey in expecting their child—from maternity shoots to visits to the doctor, even the time they learned of the baby’s gender. The vlog also featured Janella’s visit to the UK late last year to meet and bond with Markus before giving birth.
Check out more of Janella and Markus’s sweet moments together in this gallery.