For the first time, John Lloyd Cruz admits the real score between him and Shaina Magdayao, "Yes, it's us."

Photo: courtesy of YES! magazine

A lot has been said about actor John Lloyd Cruz.

After all, he's one of the biggest stars in the country, having bagged several box-office awards and numerous endorsements for well-known products.

But very little has been heard from John Lloyd about his private life in the 13 years he has been in show business.

That is, until now. This July, John Lloyd opens up his home, his life, and his heart to YES! Magazine.

The French Mediterranean-inspired home that sits on a 1,100-square-meter property in Antipolo City is the fruit of years of hard work. John Lloyd was only able to fully appreciate the beauty of his home when he took countless pictures to show his relatives in the U.S.

"Piniktiyuran ko yung bahay namin sa lahat ng anggulo talaga—nakasingit ako sa bushes, lahat!" he laughs, "Gusto ko talaga makuha lahat. So, parang na-appreciate ko yung bahay... na-appreciate ko lang 'yong naitayo namin."

When asked what finally made him decide to allow YES! to feature his home, John Lloyd says, "Part of the intention was, I want to inspire people, especially younger people. As clichéd as it may sound, kung mayroon man kayong gustong ma-achieve in life, let this be an inspiration."

He admits that this YES! Exclusive is the most that he has shared of himself in all his years in showbiz, and says, "It's time to give back to my supporters."

John Lloyd also talks about his past loves and the state of his relationship with young actress Shaina Magdayao in this 35-page feature, which includes over 50 photos from the Cruz family album and pictures from his early years in showbiz.

Grab your copy of the July issue of YES!, available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition of YES! is also available for international subscribers, CLICK here for more details.