We finally know how Jake Cuenca and Kylie Verzosa's love story really began.
Speaking to Toni Gonzaga for "I Feel U" last June 28, the actor revealed that it all started with a simple Instagram message during their "Ang Panday" days in 2017.
“Nagsimula siya sa ‘Panday’ pero may boyfriend pa pala siya noon. Nag-message ako sa kanya sa Instagram pero hindi ako nireplyan so sabi ko, 'Okay gets ko na,'” he recalled.
Kylie then explained the reason behind her silence.
“Siyempre, if someone messages you on Instagram, you’d think you’re not the only girl he’s messaging. Hindi ko siya sineryoso. I think if he can do that to me, then he’s probably doing that to different girls so X talaga,” she said.
The former beauty queen also admitted that Jake's long hair and his smoking habit were also part of why she didn't entertain him.
“Actually hindi ko siya type noong una kasi ang haba ng hair niya. He was smoking, eh hindi ko masyado type 'yung ganoon. I didn’t like it,” she shared.
But it seemed like the universe was in favor for the couple. When they got paired for the afternoon series "Los Bastardos," they grew closer.
“Mas naging close kami sa set ng ‘Los Bastardos.’ 'Yung maganda sa storya namin, nagsimula kaming magkaibigan. Tanggap ko na, eh. At that time, may boyfriend siya and parang 'yung relationship namin, professional lang sa set. So parang as a senior actor, gina-guide ko lang siya,” he said.
Looking back, Jake couldn't be more grateful for their strong friendship, which helped lay down the foundation of the relationship they have today.
“Mas maganda [na naging magkaibigan muna kami] kasi mas makikilala niyo ang isa’t isa in a different light. It’s nice that we knew each other as friends first kasi doon, walang best foot forward. Until slowly but surely, naging relationship,” he enthused.
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