“Melason pa rin.”
Jason Francisco said that with conviction when PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other media asked about his relationship with girlfriend Melai Cantiveros during a visit to the set of Wansapanataym recently.
Despite their breakup early last year, Jason reconciled with his girlfriend and former Pinoy Big Brother housemate.
Even before they rekindled their romantic relationship, Jason insisted that he never stopped caring for his ex-girlfriend. Over and over he said, “Wala naman akong iba.”
The 25-year-old comedian still makes the same statement about his girlfriend of four years.
During their separation, Jason realized, “Wala namang makakapaghiwalay sa aming dalawa.”
He added, “Soulmate kasi kami.
“Di ba kapag soulmate, nagkakaintindihan?
“Akala namin noong una sa sobrang soulmate namin, parang wala na kaming maitago, parang hindi maganda.
“E, nag-mature na ako. Pati siya, nag-mature na rin naman siya.”
NO MORE JEALOUSY. Jason admitted that he got jealous when news about Melai and a foreign suitor came out.
He related, “Noong una kasi parang ako lang sa kanya.
“Ngayon, siyempre, kapag artista ka maraming titingin-tingin sa kanya, na akala mo may gusto sa kanya.
“So, naging overprotective din ako sa kanya.
“Ngayon, nagseselos na rin ako pero normal lang.
“Dati siya [ang nagseselos], di ba? Hanggang ngayon naman.”
On his end, Jason said Melai has no more reason to get jealous.
“Wala na. Ako naman ay may natutunan na rin naman sa mga nangyari.”
Jason also explained why Melai is the one for him.
“Mas gusto ko ‘yong totoo, e,” he said.
“Wala nang hihigit sa kanya, ‘yon lang ang masasabi ko.
“Hindi siya naman nagbago rin.
“Alam naman kasi ang pinanggalingan namin.”
NEXT LEVEL. Since both have matured in handling their relationship, Jason said he’s ready to take it to the next level with Melai.
Like when they were inside the Big Brother house, where he and Melai had a dummy baby named Dengue, Jason also wishes to have a real baby with his girlfriend.
Of course, he said, this means marrying his 25-year-old girlfriend first.
“Ang hirap magsalita pero alam kasi, sinasabi ng tao, kapag showbiz…
“Itaga mo sa bato ‘yan, ako’y hindi nagsisinungaling.”
Jason added, “Lagi naman naming pinagpe-pray ‘yon [magka-baby].
“Siyempre, lahat ng mga babae gusto kasal muna bago baby.”
But that plan has to wait a little longer because Melai is still supporting her family.
Jason said, “Siyempre, medyo nasa akin ang pressure kasi ‘yong magulang niya ‘tapos pinag-aaral niya ang kapatid niya.
“Pero sabi ng parents niya, kasi ‘yong isa niyang pinag-aaral ay college na, kapag natapos na ‘yon, puwede na raw siya. Alam naman ‘yon ng mga magulang niya.”
Jason does not mind waiting because he’s very sure that he and Melai will stick together until they are “ready for the next step.”