It was only just recently when the Kapamilya actress Aiko Melendez finally revealed who her mystery boyfriend is. At first, she hid his identity with the hint “politician from the north,” and now we got to finally discover that her new beau is Jay Khonghun, mayor of Subic, Zambales.
Mayor Khonghun, similar to Aiko Melendez, is separated from his spouse and had a son with her. He finished his degree in Civil Engineering at Mapua University in 2000, and first ventured into politics in 2004. In 2010, he won the elections as the mayor of the municipality.
Aiko then narrated how their love story began in an interview with Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP). She shared that it took them three years to finally go out.
“We were supposed to date three years ago, pero hindi kami natuloy. Tapos, he was messaging me sa IG [direct messaging], but super deadma ako kasi hindi ko naman siya kilala. Hanggang one time, nag-set kami ng dinner meeting. From then on, our communication didn’t stop na. He was constantly calling and sending me messages.”
The “Wildflower” star added that they want to maintain their privacy as a couple given that both of them are public figures. However, prior to opening up about their relationship, many have spotted them together, particularly during Maja Salvador’s concert, “Maja On Stage,” on March 23. They were also seen together during the Clark International Racing Competition on March 25.
“Gusto namin pareho sana private yung relationship kasi nga public na kaming pareho. Kaso nga, people are seeing us na constantly, so we both decided na okay to share it sa tao but still would not want discuss further about us in public. We want to keep it low for a change.”
When asked when their anniversary date is, Aiko said it was a secret.
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