Paul Jake Castillo and Kaye Abad's love story is one that we all hope to have: best friends turned lovers, and now as husband and wife, they enter new heights as new parents to their first son, five-month-old Joaquin.
The couple, who has settled down and made a home in Cebu, Paul Jake's home province, spoke to the Momshies of "Magandang Buhay" this morning, May 18, about their beautiful, peaceful life down South, and why marrying your best friend? Always a good idea.
Because, according to Kaye and Paul Jake, marriage to someone you know so well and so completely is a breeze.
"Wala [akong masyadong new discoveries kay Paul Jake]. Kasi friends kami nang matagal, so alam ko na talaga 'yung ugali niya. [In terms of] adjustments, siguro 'pag may mga kaunting away, kailangan mo na siyang solusyonan. You have to be patient, kasi hindi na siya katulad ng dati na [you can quit anytime]," Kaye said.
Even parenthood came easy for the two, who proved that there are unique exceptions to the "life will change completely after you have kids" rule.
"Hindi mahirap, actually wala namang major changes or transition [pains]," Paul Jake insisted.
His wife agreed, saying, "Sinasabi nila na 'pag nagka-baby na, mag-iiba 360 [degrees] 'yung buhay. So nag-expect talaga ako kung paano maiiba nang sobra. Pero hindi naman talaga siya sobrang naiba. Nagkaroon ka lang ng baby."
However, Jake did admit that the first month was a challenge, especially for him.
"[Noong] sa first month, bagong panganak [si Kaye], doon ko talaga nasabi na ang hirap maging dad. Siyempre hindi ako sanay," he explained.
Kaye and Paul Jake got hitched in December 2016. They welcomed Joaquin almost exactly a year later, December 22, and on Paul Jake's birthday too! Don't you love it when destiny works its miracles? <3
Read more stories about Kaye and Paul Jake here:
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