“I think this one’s for keeps.”
This is what Jake Cuenca said when asked about his relationship with Australian model Chanel Olive Thomas.
Cuenca said he enjoys Thomas’ company, especially since she is not from show business.
“Sobrang saya ko na nakilala ko ‘yung girlfriend ko. I think this one’s for keeps. Super saya. Nag-e-enjoy ako sa relationship kasi kapag walang taping, hindi taping ‘yung pinag-uusapan, hindi pelikula ‘yung pinag-uusapan,” he said.
Cuenca, however, said he will not prohibit Thomas from pursuing a career as an actress if she wants to.
“Ayaw niya eh. Tinanong ko naman. Gusto niya maging host pero pag-arte wala. Kung gusto niya hindi ko siya pipigilan pero wala naman sa mga plano niya ngayon,” he said.
According to Cuenca, he feels he can be himself when he is with Thomas.
“Pagdating sa kanya, ang kailangan ko lang patunayan ay ‘yung totoong Jake. Hindi ko kailangan patunayan ang sarili ko by stature or pasikat. Parang nilabas ko ‘yung pagiging celebrity ko sa panliligaw ko sa kanya. Hindi niya ako kilala. Hindi niya alam ‘yung mga nagawa ko. It was something different for me,” he said.
Asked if he already met her family, Cuenca said, “Nasa Australia sila lahat eh. Baka pagkatapos ng ‘Ikaw Lamang,’ pupunta ako sa Australia.”
Cuenca met Thomas through a friend and they have been together for over two months now. (MNS)