During the grand press conference of I Love Betty La Fealast August 28, Bea Alonzo candidly admitted that she has been seeing JakeCuenca for several months now.
What is the real score between her and Jake?
Bea admits,"We're going out, actually, at nae-enjoy ko siya. Nag-e-enjoy ako going out."
Why is she enjoying going out with Jake?
"He's funny! Yunyung hindi nakikita ng mga tao, kasi lagi siyang seryoso. Sabi ko nga sa kanya, 'Ngumiti ka nga ng mas madalas.' He's funny, he's young, he's enthusiastic.Pareho kami ng mindset pagdating sa trabaho."
Is she exclusively dating Jake?
"Hindi pa naminnapag-uusapan, ayaw ko munang maging exclusive. I'm still enjoying this momentof my life na ang daming bago. We're going out pero ayoko pang i-label sa ngayon kasimahirap, e. Kapag nagkaroon na ng commitment, dun na nagiging komplikado angmga bagay-bagay."
Do they go out as a couple or as a group?
"Most of the time,with the ASAP group kasi dun naman kami nagkakilala. After every ASAP[on Sunday], makikita n'yo kami sa restaurant, kumakain kaming lahat ornagbi-videoke kami at nakasama ko siya dun."
If Jake officially courts her, does he have a chance ofbecoming her boyfriend?
"Hindi ko pa alam. Ine-enjoy ko pa ito. Sana walamunang ganun kasi hindi pa ko ready buksan uli ang puso ko."
Bea used to be in a relationship with actor Mico Palanca butthey broke up.
The Betty La Fea star points out that having arelationship is out of the question for now because of their showbizcommitments. ABS-CBN executives say that I Love Betty La Fea is expectedto run for nine months.
"Nakikita ko dapat mag-concentrate muna kami sa trabaho, kasingayon niya [Jake] lang nakukuha ang attention na gusto niya, ngayon ko lang nakukuhaang projects na gusto ko. Dapat mag-concentrate muna kami or else, baka ikasiranamin pareho," says Bea.
Did Bea feel that Roxanne Guinoo, Jake's former girlfriend,became jealous of her?
"Sa part na yun, hindi ko na alam pero totoong nagkikitakami. I don't see anything wrong with that kasi wala naman siyang girlfriend,wala naman akong boyfriend. Saka hindi naman namin nile-label ang sarili naminas exclusively dating."
She also pointed out that at the time Jake and Roxanne had arelationship, Bea was also in a relationship.
COPING WITH DEPRESSION. Bea Alonzo admits that she felt depressed when her previousproject Maging Sino Ka Manended and ABS-CBN executives did not informher immediately about her next project. She even had a meeting with theexecutives to ask if they had already lined up a project for her sincesheneeded to earn money for her sibling who is currently in college. Theyoung actress revealed that she got much-needed support from JakeCuenca during thosetrying times.
How did Jake help her during this time?
"Believe in yourself all the time. Kasinagkakaroon ako ng moments na tinatanong ko, ‘Kaya ko ba 'to? Do I deserve this?Baka hindi ko mabigyan ng justice si Betty.' Na-touch naman ako, coming fromhim and he delivered it in a very, very sincere way."
She adds, "The real Jake is someone very enthusiastic, hindi siya nagpo-focussa negative side. Nagugulat nga ako kung bakit siya ganun. He's very, verymature for his age and I really admire that."