Lovi admits she had a relationship with Jake Cuenca

Posted at 07/06/14 7:30 PM

Lovi Poe confirms she and Rocco Nacino are a couple

Rocco Nacino and Lovi Poe. Photo from Poe's instagram page

MANILA – Despite saying in her past interviews that they were only friends, actress Lovi Poe finally admitted on Saturday that she and Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca were once in a relationship.

In an article published on its website Sunday, The Philippine Star cited a televised interview of Poe where she gave Cuenca “proper recognition.”

“I guess I was in a weird stage in my life before. I wasn't able to give him the right or proper recognition. I guess this is it,” she was quoted as saying.

“I'm a very private person. And it has always been an issue naman for me, eh. Ever since, hindi talaga ako nagsasalita especially when it comes to my personal life. So in my past relationships, naging isyu talaga ‘yan. So, I'm trying to change things if ever,” she added.

Rumors of a blooming romance between the two celebrities spread when Cuenca invited Poe to the annual Star Magic Ball in 2011.

In the months following the headline-hogging invite, Cuenca had been vocal of his feelings for Poe, but the actress repeatedly addressed the Kapamilya star's intentions, saying they remain "genuine friends."

Relationship with Rocco

Meanwhile, Poe finally opened up about her romantic ties with actor Rocco Nacino, who was previously rumored to be the reason for her "falling out" with Cuenca.

“I'm gonna say it... Yes,” the actress said. “I have to say that he's special to me. So whatever you guys think about it, basta special siya sa akin.”

Poe and Nacino have been rumored to be a couple since last year. While their pictures together are all over their Instagram accounts, the two never confirmed the real score between them until yesterday.

Early this year, Poe and Nacino went on a vacation in France where they shared photos of them together in front of The Louvre, a central landmark of Paris, and another one with the Eiffel Tower as their background.