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Jane Oineza, Jerome Ponce open up about their alleged past relationship

/ 12:01 AM May 22, 2019

Jane Oineza and Jerome Ponce.PHOTO BY JOSEPH R. ATILANO

Jane Oineza finally breaks her silence regarding the alleged relationship that she and Jerome Ponce had in the past.

The two are now top-billing the Regal Entertainment, Inc., movie ‘Finding You.’

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“Masaya ako kasi nabigyan ulit kami ng opportunity na mag-work together bilang ang last nga namin ay Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (NKNKK),” referring to the 2015 afteroon teleserye in ABS-CBN.”

Jane continued, “Hindi ko akalain na mabibigyan kami ng chance kaya masaya ako.”

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The young actress then shed light to claims that she and Jerome became an item.

“Hindi naman naging kami to begin with,” she clarified.

However, she revealed that she and Jerome developed a special relationship that is more than friends but less than lovers.

“Parang hindi lang nag-bloom. Parang pwede na makakarating naman sa ganon kasi nag-uusap naman kami…

“May potential pero hindi umabot don.

“I can’t say kung nag-work or hindi kasi hindi pa namin na-try. Hindi umabot sa ganon.”

Jane then enumerated the good qualities she liked about her co-star in ‘Finding You.’

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“Sweet naman siya as a person. Hindi ko lang maalala kung may ginawa siya for me noon. Pero as a person, sweet siya, maaalalahanin naman siya. Mabait.

“Tsaka gusto ko may humor. Kailangan mapapatawa mo ‘ko, kailangan di ako ma-bored. Kailangan masaya lang.

“Yun yung mahalaga sa ‘kin. Yung comfortable ako at ikaw. Ganon lang, walang pretensions.”

Though their connection did not lead to a relationship, Jane said that she and Jerome would bump into each other every now and then, since they are both artists of Star Magic.

“Hindi naman nawala yung friendship, yung communication. Hindi naman parang after NKNKK hindi na kami nag-usap at all,” she clarified.

Meanwhile, Jane is happy to be given substantial roles in movies.

“I try lagi naman pag binibigyan ako ng kahit ano’ng project, kahit anong role, ibinibigay ko ang everything ko sa role na yon, lahat-lahat pati pagkatao ko.

“So masaya marinig na naa-acknowledge yon o napapansin ng mga nanonood ng mga nagbibigay ng projects sa ‘kin, na pinagkakatiwalaan pa rin ako sa next na projects.”

“And mahilig din ako mag-experiment ng iba-ibang roles na hindi ko pa nagagawa or mga challenging, yung mga mahirap,” she explained.

Meantime, Jerome was more elusive when asked about the past that he and Jane had.

When asked about this issue, he reluctantly answered, “Wala naman yata kaming… We’re friends, yung lang.”

Jane Oineza and Jerome Ponce. PHOTO BY JOSEPH R. ATILANO

Nevertheless, Jerome confirmed that he and Jane never lost their friendship.

“Nanatili kaming magkaibigan kasi madalas naman kaming nagkikita dahil pag nagkikita kami nagkukwentuhan nang matagal, tapos nagkakayayaan lumabas with other friends.”

What is sure is that the actor got excited upon knowing that he would work again with Jane in an acting project.

“Sobrang nakaka-excite and pressured kasi the last time we worked, siya ang nagdala lahat ng eksena don sa teleserye namin. Parang na-excite na rin as well dahil nakikita ko na as matured (actors) na (kami).”

Meantime, Jerome does not mind being tagged as an underrated actor.

“As of now, kung underrated man ako, I’m really happy what I have now. Masaya na ‘ko.

“Siguro kung bibigyan man ako ng ibang projects, siguro mas magiging thankful ako.

“Okay na ‘ko. Wala naman ako kailangan i-react. Bakit pa ako magiging masama ang loob? I’m really, really thankful kung anuman meron ako ever since.

Jane Oineza and Jerome Ponce are the lead stars of the upcoming movie entitled: ‘Finding You’ from Regal Entertainment, Inc., which is scheduled for a nationwide release in cinemas on May 29, 2019.

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