The strong chemistry between R&B Royalties Jay R and Kyla is grounded on their same taste and influence in music. Even Kyla would admit that they really jive well. But off the stage, the chemistry did not open up something romantic. They are just best friends.
“Si Jay R, pagdating sa stage, undeniable ang chemistry namin. Kasi ‘yung music namin, nagji-jive talaga. Pareho kami ng influence. Pero offstage para lang po talaga kaming magkapatid,” Kyla said in this TWBA interview.
She also confessed that her husband, Rich Alvarez, was once jealous of Jay R but he didn’t open up to Kyla until they’re married. He just said it wasn’t a big deal. On her part, Kyla mentioned that she didn’t have an inkling of Rich’s jealousy because he was so supportive that sometimes he’d ask her to act more sweet when singing with Jay R.
“Hindi ko siya na-feel at all kasi sobra siyang supportive. Minsan siya pa ‘yung nagsa-suggest, ‘You know, when you sing sometimes you have to hold his hand. You have to be sweet onstage.’ Gano’n po siya,” Kyla told Boy Abunda, who thought it was just Rich’s subtle way of saying that he was jealous.
The R&B Queen is full of admiration for her husband’s kindness. Sometimes, she would reflect and be amazed that God gave her a man like Rich, “Sa totoo lang, hindi ko po talaga alam kung ano po ba talaga ‘yung nagawa ko kung bakit napakabait ng binigay sa akin ni Lord na asawa. Perfect siya for me.”
Kyla and Rich tied the knot in November 2011.