|Former celebrity couple Melissa Ricks and Paul Jake Castillo
MANILA – Former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Paul Jake Castillo confirmed reports that he and actress Melissa Ricks have already called it quits.
Castillo, however, told “The Buzz” in an interview that they have separated amicably.
“Yes, we are perfectly fine. Yes, we are friends. There’s no bad breakup, no bad blood,” he said.
After the breakup, Castillo said he would rather focus on his business
“Siguro wala muna," he said when asked if he is looking for a new love. "I’d rather concentrate on something else, business particularly.”
Earlier this year, Ricks became emotional as she shared her happiness to finally found real love with Castillo.
"Siyempre when I go into a relationship, I want it to last talaga. Hindi naman ako yung type na I will entertain someone just for the sake of entertaining them 'ay gusto kong magpaligaw, ay gusto kong maraming nanliligaw sa akin.' (Gusto ko yung pagmatagalan), hindi pangsandalian lang. After all that I'd been through, sobrang hulog ng langit (si Paul)," a crying Ricks said at the time.
Castillo, for his part, said in a previous interview that he is enjoying every moment he spends with Ricks. Castillo also shared that Ricks has become close to his family, adding that he often brings the actress to his hometown of Cebu.
Ricks and Castillo became a couple in 2012.