Jake asks Paul Jake to take care of Melissa

Posted at 03/19/12 12:10 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Jake Cuenca asked “Pinoy Big Brother” alumnus Paul Jake Castillo to take care of his former girlfriend Melissa Ricks.

In an interview with “The Buzz” on Sunday, Cuenca said he and Castillo are good friends and he knows the former "PBB" housemate will take good care of Ricks.

“I just hope Paul Jake takes care of you really well. I know he’s a very nice guy. Sobrang mabait iyan kasi kaibigan ko din iyan. I wish you guys all the best,” he said.

Castillo and Ricks have recently admitted that they are dating.

Cuenca said he is proud of what Ricks has achieved and he is sincerely hoping the actress will be happy with Castillo.

“Masayang masaya ako para sa 'yo. Siyempre I’m proud of you for everything you are accomplishing and finally I’m just really, really happy for you with everything that’s happening in your life in general, even when I found out about the issue about Paul Jake and her,” he said.

Cuenca also said Ricks deserves all the blessings coming her way.

“Siyempre si Mel, to tell you the truth, napagmamasdan ko ang mga nangyayari sa buhay niya ngayon. Sobrang saya ko para sa kanya. Coming out with 'Nasaan Ka Elisa?' tapos 'yung soap niya ngayon. Sobrang saya ko para sa kanya. She deserves it kasi she’s a very. very nice person,” he said.

Meanwhile, Cuenca revealed that he is also dating but wants to take things slow.

After being named as the Movie Supporting Actor of the Year by the PMPC Star Awards for Movies, Cuenca said he believes he has matured enough to be able to handle his career and love life at the same time.

“Noong una sabi ko talaga hindi kaya eh. Ganoon ang personality ko. I was young so akala ko hindi ko mababalanse ang ganyang bagay. Like what my mom said, I needed time off. Kinailangan ko talagang maging single. I think now I can handle both,” he said.