Jericho Rosales and Kim Jones. Photo from Rosales' Instagram account
MANILA – While he already had a crush on Kim Jones when they first met, Jericho Rosales revealed it was not until months later that they went out and began to get to know each other in a deeper level.
In an interview with Bianca Gonzalez for her column on The Philippine Star, Jones said she had just arrived in the Philippines when she met Rosales and that she wasn’t ready to get into a relationship.
Jones was born in England but lived in Australia all her life with her mother. Jones said she decided to move to Manila to see what’s in store for her in the country.
“When we first met, we clicked on a friendly level. I was new here and I didn’t want to get into a relationship. But I sort of started to miss his friendship, so I asked him if he wanted to hang out,” she said.
Rosales said this was after Jones rejected his first invitation that they go out on a date to watch the concert of The Script.
“I bought two tickets to The Script concert without even asking her if she wanted to watch. Thing is, I just had a tooth operation and my mouth was so swollen but I was so confident to ask her out. She didn’t say yes. I ended up watching with a guy friend,” he said. “The truth is, I was really hurt.”
But his efforts were worth it as he was able to prove his real intention for Jones.
“You see, she came as a surprise. I have always had to pursue, and look, but with us, I just gave in to what life gave me. And life made it easy for me. I went with the flow. I am at my happiest now,” he said.
Now just months away from their wedding, Jones said she is grateful for all the things which she has learned from her past relationship.
“It’s a lot of things. I found it fundamental that we had to have the same faith, we had to want the same things, we had to want to grow together. I just had one relationship before this and it was four years, I learned what I wanted and what I didn’t,” she said.
Rosales and Jones are set to have a beach wedding in Boracay in May.