'Standing by my man': Aiko defends boyfriend from narco-politician tag

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 16 2019 10:01 PM | Updated as of Mar 16 2019 10:13 PM

Alleged attempts to derail her boyfriend's campaign for the May midterm polls do not sit well with actress Aiko Melendez. Instagram

The video was posted late Thursday on Facebook, wherein she denied that the freckles she has were signs of an infectious skin disease, and swore that the family of her boyfriend, Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun, has nothing to do with illegal drugs.

Her plea, a response to alleged attempts to derail her boyfriend's campaign for the May midterm polls, was laden with melodrama, not surprising considering her background in showbiz.

But regardless of whether one believes her or not, this is an example of the lengths Aiko Melendez is willing to go through --putting her name on the line-- for the man who, according to her, made her believe in true love again.

She's willing to risk being thrown hate smear campaigns, which, she claimed, includes their rivals telling voters to stay away from her because of a supposed skin disease she has.

She also bet her career --all 30 years of goodwill from fans she accumulated-- on her boyfriend and his family being innocent of any connection to the illegal drug trade.

It is crystal clear that she's standing by her man no matter what, and she drove home that point in a series of Instagram posts.

"I finally understood what true love means," she wrote as the caption to a photo of her and Khonghun getting cozy, which she upped a day after their Facebook Live clip.

"Love means that you care for another person’s happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you make and you face maybe," she added, followed by a hashtag that read: "I am standing by my man."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Khonghun, who was with Melendez in the video, has denied any connection to the illegal drug trade. "Hindi na po namin kailangan gawin na magprotekta ng droga or maging drug lord dahil hindi naman po kami ganun kahirap."

It was back in March of last year when Melendez first made public her relationship with Khonghun.