Jake Zyrus reveals engagement to non-showbiz GF
Jake Zyrus is on cloud nine after admitting a big revelation: he is now engaged.
The singer happily declared this in a Nov. 23 episode of the “I Know Right” talk show, available on ABS-CBN’s iWant.ph streaming service. Zyrus shared that his engagement is with his non-showbiz girlfriend, Shyre Aquino, a registered nutritionist-dietician.
The revelation came about after one of the show’s hosts, Darla Sauler, segued from tackling social media bashing to asking Zyrus if he was already engaged.
Zyrus tried to laugh it off at first. “I never lie so…,” he answered, then flashed the thumb’s up emoji sign card to confirm the engagement. “When somebody asks, of course we say it.”
However, he did not disclose when exactly he popped the question. “Kasi we enjoy the information na di alam ng ibang tao, kasi ‘yun yung naiba sa relationship namin (Because we enjoy the information that most don’t know, that’s what’s different in our relationship),” he said. “And I enjoy it very much. [And] it makes me feel so happy.”
How did he know Aquino was “the one”? “[Y]ung relationship namin, totally different from the past. Usually ‘di ba, when you’re in a relationship, you know like the first year, pabebe ka pa. First month pa lang ng relationship namin, naging komportable na ako sa kanya,” he said.
(Our relationship, it’s totally different from the past [ones]. Usually, in a relationship, you know like on the first year, you’re still shy and try to be cute. But as early as the first month of our relationship, I was already comfortable with her.)
Zyrus also revealed that Aquino was present through his journey of becoming a transgender man, adding that she was the one who took care of him after his top surgery.
He also recalled the time he told Aquino that he was transitioning to a man “because I wanted to see her reaction.” Apparently, they already knew each other when he was still known as Charice Pempengco, Zyrus added.
And as he explained to her his transition, he shared that she told him only one thing: “Mahal kita kasi ikaw ‘yan (I love you for who you are).” Katrina Hallare/JB
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