In a TWBA guesting last June 2019, hunk actor Jake Cuenca was asked to set things straight about his relationship status with beauty queen turned actress Kylie Verzosa. But, he opted not to confirm anything at that time despite the parade of sweet couple photos in both their Instagram accounts. Jake said he would only completely spill the beans when he gets to take the TWBA hot seat together with Kylie.
So, when Jake and Kylie faced Boy Abunda together in a TWBA’s September 2019, all it took was a straightforward “Yes” from the two to officially confirm their relationship. The couple first met on the set of “Ang Panday” in 2017 in where Jake played as the villain while Kylie took on the role of a fairy that helped Flavio, Coco Martin’s character, in his journey.
Looking back on that memorable day, Jake recalled that he was doing a fight scene with Coco when Kylie passed by. He was instantly captivated by the Miss International titleholder’s beauty. On the other hand, love at first sight was far from what Kylie felt. She was not impressed with Jake’s long hair and intense bad boy aura.
Jake tried to make his first move through the aid of social media, albeit still feeling a bit shy. But, Jake’s attempt to win Kylie’s attention unfortunately failed. He was, as millennials put it, “seen-zoned.” Nevertheless, Jake hoped and believed in his heart that he would still cross paths with Kylie again.
Jake’s wish was granted when he got the chance to work with Kylie via Kapamilya series Los Bastardos. Kylie was in a problematic relationship when Los Bastardos started airing, and Jake, who has become her good friend, was her go-to person for fair advice.
Yet, Kylie clarified that Jake was not the cause of her break-up with her ex-boyfriend. The relationship just didn’t work out, Kylie said.
Jake felt the need to fix himself even before he and Kylie started dating. All the changes he has gone through were all organic and self-motivated, not just for the sake of making a good impression to Kylie. “Now that we’re together, life is just better, happier, and free-flowing, Everything is just natural,” Jake expressed.