MANILA, Philippines - Kapamilya actor Jake Cuenca said he is thankful for all the blessings he has received last year, including his good relationship with his rumored girlfriend, actress Lovi Poe.
But he was quick to stress that he and the daughter of the late veteran action star Fernando Poe Jr. are just friends.
"We are friends," Cuenca said.
For 2012, Cuenca starred in the defunct afternoon series "Kung Ako'y Iiwan Mo" with Shaina Magdayao and Bangs Garcia. He is currently one of the lead stars of the primetime soap "Kahit Puso'y Masugatan" with Iza Calzado, Gabby Concepcion and Andi Eigenmann.
The actor hopes to be just as lucky this year.
"I hope 2013 will still be the same for me. Napakaswerte ko this year. Gusto ko lang to be my best and sulitin lahat ng blessings," Cuenca said in an interview late last month.
To remember all the good things he has received in 2012, the Kapamilya actor got new tattoos on his upper arms last December.
"It says WWJD [which means] 'What Would Jesus Do' sa both sides. It's from a bracelet I used to wear since I was a kid. Again, when you ask Jesus what to to do, more of alam mo na ang dapat gawin," Cuenca explained as he promised to have a closer relationship with God, his family, and his friends and co-actors.