Aiko Melendez slammed those who criticize her relationship with Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun.
In her Instagram post yesterday, May 15, along with a photo of their date night, Aiko wrote in the caption, "It's our choice to be together, whether you like it or not :) And we are not here to please anyone :) So eat your hearts out Trolls."
The Bagani actress went on to express her indignation over people's undue interest in her private affairs.
"Hinihintay nyo talaga na magkamali ako ano... My life will never be based on what you think is right for me," she wrote in a separate statement via her Instagram stories.
Aiko continued, "This is my life and my choices.. Did it even affect your lives when I make mistakes? Hindi naman dba...
"So knock it off guys... Get a life... I will not adjust to what you think, is right for me...
"No one is perfect, whoever says they are, hypocrites kayo...
"It is never my nature to rant but when I am pushed to the wall, I will also defend myself. #ENOUGHOFBEINGTOONICE #SORRYBUTNOTSORRY"
The 42-year-old actress reiterated, "Again, this is my life!!! Sorry if you find my life too amusing, or even an entertainment for some.
"Talk all you want, but at the end of the day, I am only accountable to God, and Him alone... I rest my case."
PERSISTENT SUITOR. It was on March 31 that PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) first reported about Aiko confirming her relationship with Mayor Jay.
According to Aiko, she and the 40-year-old Subic mayor were "supposed to date" as early as 2015.
Aiko recalled, "He was messaging me sa IG, but super deadma ako kasi hindi ko naman siya kilala.”
It was only recently that she finally agreed to go out with him on a date.
She said they hit it off from their first date and before long, they found themselves in a romantic relationship.
Asked exactly when they became a couple, Aiko simply replied, “Secret, basta officially, kami na.”
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Mayor Jay has a son with his estranged wife.
Aiko, on the other hand, has two kids—her son with ex-husband Jomari Yllana and a daughter with ex-husband Martin Jickain.