MANILA, Philippines – Former Goin’ Bulilit mainstay Miles Ocampo and Gameboys star Elijah Canlas have officially gone public with their relationship on Instagram.
Canlas posted a heartfelt birthday dedication for Ocampo, who turned 25 on May 1.
“Happy birthday to my favorite person in the world! Here’s to more adventures and memories,” wrote the Kalel, 15 actor.
Ocampo also belatedly shared photos from her birthday celebration on her own Instagram page, which included a black-and-white photo of her and Canlas wrapped in a tight embrace.
Since then, the new couple wasted no time in putting their affection on display — occasionally leaving sweet comments on each other’s social media posts.
“Hi crush,” Ocampo wrote under one of Canlas’ posts.
In an interview with Ogie Diaz published on Friday, May 27, Canlas also confirmed his relationship with Ocampo. “Opo, kami na (Yes, we’re a couple.) I mean, she’s the best. We’re in a good place, we’re very happy.”
The actor also explained that this was the first time he talked about the relationship because they wanted to keep it private.
“It’s my life, it’s our lives. We don’t have to share everything that we do or paano kami nagsimula (how our relationship started) or whatever. I think the fans and our supporters would also appreciate the fact that we’re happy and we’re really in a good place,” he said.
He did not reveal the specific date when their relationship started, though he said they have been together since last year.
Ocampo currently plays Luna in the drama series Love vs. Stars, while Canlas is gearing up for the release of Gameboys 2. Ocampo and Canlas first showcased their onscreen chemistry in Over October’s Sandali Lang music video. – with reports from Juno Reyes/Rappler.com
Juno Reyes is a Rappler intern.