It was only recently that Kapamilya actress Aiko Melendez admitted that she was dating a “politician from the north.” Although the actress kept mum about it for quite some time, she made a promise to Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) that she would allow them to reveal his identity on Holy Week.
True to her word, Aiko has finally agreed to introduce her new beau to the world, and it is none other than Subic Mayor Jay Khonghun.
According to a report by PEP, Mayor Khonghun is 40 years of age, just a bit younger than Aiko. Like the actress, Mayor Jay is also separated from his spouse with whom he has a child with. He graduated from Mapua University in 2000, and he first went into politics four years later as a member of the Zambales Provincial Board. In 2010, he was elected mayor of Subic. He is currently on his third term.
Aiko has been married twice in the past, first to Jomari Yllana and then to Martin Jickain. She has a son with the former, and a daughter with the latter.
According to the Kapamilya actress, she and Mayor Jay were supposed to have their first date three years ago, but they never made it. However, she said the mayor kept messaging her on Instagram even though she did not know him. Finally, Aiko agreed to have dinner with him, and the rest is history.
From then on, the two have been in constant communication, and their friendship eventually led to a romantic relationship. Seeing as they were both public figures, the couple initially wanted to keep their love life private.
However, Aiko shared:
“Kaso nga, people are seeing us na constantly, so we both decided na okay to share it sa tao but still would not want discuss further about us in public.”
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