Jake Cuenca and Lovi Poe. File photo
MANILA - Jake Cuenca said he is happy for Lovi Poe, who he earlier admitted to be in love with, and the actress' rumored boyfriend Rocco Nacino.
The "Ikaw Lamang" actor was asked for his comment on the relationship during his live guesting on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Tuesday.
"That's good, I'm happy for them... Basta masaya ako sa kanila, and best wishes," Cuenca said.
Asked by co-host Boy Abunda if he indeed courted Poe, Cuenca was quick to answer: "Oo naman, oo naman, nanligaw talaga ako. Atsaka kung ano man ang napagdaanan namin noon, we left it on a good note."
The 26-year-old first admitted his feelings for Poe in November 2012 in a live interview on "The Buzz."
In August 2013, Cuenca expressed regret that his relationship with the actress never went beyond friendship. The following month, both denied Cuenca had ever met Nacino, amid reports that the actors had a fist fight over Poe.
When asked by co-host Kris Aquino how he felt knowing Poe has supposedly chosen Nacino over him, a smiling Cuenca said, "You win some, you lose some."
"It didn't work out, that's it. Kumbaga, ayoko nalang isipin na mas malayo. It just didn't work out," he said.
The actor also clarified rumors that he is not in good terms with Nacino. "I'm friendly with him. Lalaki pa rin kaming dalawa, kailangang magin civil," he said.
Most recently, Cuenca was romantically linked with his "Maria Mercedes" leading lady Jessy Mendiola, who he now refers to as a good friend. While he had been vocal of his admiration for the young actress, Cuenca said he eventually decided against pursuing her to avoid "aggravating" her busy schedule as a sought-after star.
Cuenca also said no when asked whether there is truth to reports that he is now in a relationship with a non-showbiz girl.
"I'm dating around, but I'm not dating anyone exclusively, meaning friends," he said. "I like to hangout with them."
"Natutunan ko na mga pagkakamali ko noon," he added, when asked whether the girls he is seeing know he is dating other girls. "I'm very loyal to a woman, especially kung naging girlfriend ko siya."