Jake Cuenca received an advance birthday surprise as his family and closest friends gave him a special video message during his guest appearance on Entertainment Live last Saturday, December 26. But more than her pride in what he has accomplished in his showbiz career this year, his mom was more eager for him to be in a serious relationship again. “Yung kwentuhan namin ang name-miss ko. He tells me everything. Like dream niya talaga ang maging good actor. Ang wish ko on his birthday is sana makahanap siya ng love niya. Somebody who’ll love him and take care of him. Yun ang gusto ko para sa anak ko,” Jake’s mom said.
Aside from his best friend Victor Basa and his former leading lady Kim Chiu, his only other friend who was part of the video was Melissa Ricks who has been romantically linked to him since early this year. “First impression ko sa kanya, mukha siyang bad boy. Pero eventually I realized that he’s a kid at heart. Sobrang bata siya gumalaw ‘pag close na kayo… Wish ko for Jake, sana talaga masaya ka ngayong birthday moand hinay-hinay lang sa party,” the young actress simply stated.
But when E-Live host Mariel Rodriguez commented that Jake must have been happy during Christmas because of his special someone, the dashing actor neither confirmed nor denied that Melissa is the only girl closest to his heart right now. “Sobrang thankful ako na nakilala ko siya kasi parang… With Melissa, I’m just trying to be the best friend I can be to her. So kahit anong kailangan niyang suporta, nandito lang ako para sa kanya. Kasi magkaiba talaga kami nun e. Kapag napagkwe-kwentuhan namin minsan, [naisip ko na] siguro kung sa school kami nagkakilala matatakot sa akin yun [dahil sa image ko]. Kaya sobrangthankful ko na she gave me a chance to get to know her,” he explained.
After almost a year of being “close friends,” a lot of people say that it wouldn’t be a surprise if the two eventually develop feelings for each other. “Para sa akin basta mabait e, yun lang yung basic quality na hinahanap ko sa isang girl. Ganun kasi ako. Basta kapag nakita ko, nakilala ko at gusto ko, yun na yun talaga. Sarado na ako dun at siya na talaga. Ganun talaga ako magmahal,” he added.
Source: Rachelle Siazon, ABS-CBN.com