Jake Cuenca would rather be friends with Bea Alonzo—at least for now

“Napaka-delicate pa ng situation to even think namanligaw sa ibang tao dahil I just came out from a long term relationship.Nandun lang ako sa punto ngayon na talagang mas mabuti na sigurongpagkakaibigan muna,” said Jake Cuenca when asked if he is hatching a plan tocourt Bea Alonzo (inset, top).



Young heartthrob Jake Cuenca was obviously flattered when informed that Bea Alonzo reportedly cited him as her current showbiz crush.

"Of course, nakaka-flatter naman po talaga ‘yon... lalo nakung si Ms. Bea Alonzo ang nagsabi," said Jake to the press last night, June29, during the 16th anniversary gala of Star Magic held at the IslaBallroom of the EDSA Shangri-La Hotel in Mandaluyong City.

A self-confessed Bea and John Lloyd Cruz fan, Jake was veryopen in voicing out his deep admiration for the young actress. There were evenreports that the two were spotted having dinner together somewhere inAlabang—a rumor that was neither confirmed nor denied by Jake.

By all indications, it seems both Bea and Jake feel mutual admiration for each other. Jake could only let out aquaint smile when that observation was brought up. But he also immediatelydismissed the thought of pursuing Bea this early.

After all, he just came from a serious relationship withex-girlfriend Roxanne Guinoo. Bea, on the other hand, just recently broke upwith former flame Mico Palanca after trying their best to keep the relationshipprivate.

Referring to Bea, Jake said, "She's a verygood person so it's just really about friendship right now. Kasi nga, coming outfrom a big breakup and at the same time a long term relationship, I thinkfriendship is the best way to go right now."

ROXANNE'S A GOOD CATCH. Because of Jake's opennesswhen it comes to his feelings for Bea, Roxanne was said to be hurt, if notextremely jealous. The Ligaw Na Bulaklak lead star was also reportedlyslighted when she witnessed how sweet and caring Jake was towards Bea during aparty.

"Wala naman po talaga akong intensiyong manakit ng ibangtao," explained Jake, "never po akong nag-isip na manakit ng ibang tao."

Roxanne, since her breakup with Jake was confirmed, hasseen quite a turnout ofadmirers. Now single and unattached, some men are reportedlyvying for Roxanne's attention, among them Kjwan frontman Marc Abaya.

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"Nasusubaybayan ko naman po ang tsismis para sa kanya,"smiled Jake.

"Sino ba naman talagang lalaki ang hindi manliligaw sakanya?" he said rhetorically. "Napakaganda po talaga ni Roxanne at napakabait pa, and anyperson, any guy, ay suwerte na kasama siya."


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