Jessy Mendiola and Jake Cuenca
MANILA -- Jake Cuenca said he intends to continue courting Jessy Mendiola even after their drama series "Maria Mercedes" ends.
The ABS-CBN soap, a local adaptation of the telenovela starring Mexican superstar Thalia, will air its final episode on Friday after three-month run on primetime TV.
"Pinakamami-miss ko si Jessy pero mas makakabuti na rin siguro na matatapos na 'yung show kasi wala ng pressure," Cuenca said.
"Kung paano ako ngayon kay Jessy ay magiging ganoon pa rin ako kahit pagkatapos ng 'Maria Mercedes.' Mas magiging okay siguro ngayon kasi mas pribado na," he said.
The 26-year-old actor has been vocal of his admiration for Mendiola, saying at one point that the actress is "worth fighting for" amid reports that actor Sam Milby is also wooing her.
"Wala naman sa akin ‘yung ibang nanliligaw kay Jessy," Cuenca said. "Tulad ng sinabi ko dati, kikilalanin ko siya may Sam man o wala o kung maging kami man ni Jessy o hindi. Gusto ko mangyari ang mga bagay sa tamang oras, 'yung pareho na kami handa ni Jessy."