MANILA, Philippines – On Monday, June 1, Tatler Philippines debuted the cover of their June issue featuring businessman and Asia's Tatler travel editor-at-large Jeremy Jauncey and Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach. Tatler Philippines' Instagram confirmed what people had suspected all along: the two are dating.
Rumors of a romance between the two had been persistent since January 2020. Here's a look back at how their relationship began:
December 2019: Pia and Marlon Stockinger are done
January 2020: Pia and Jeremy's Indonesia trip
In January 2020, eagle-eyed fans noticed similarities in Pia and Jeremy's posts during their respective trips to Indonesia. Fans wondered if the two were actually spending time together.
February 2020: New York, New York
While the two remained mum about dating rumors, they seemed to be in the same place in New York at the same time – at DUMBO House in Brooklyn and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream.
In early 2020, a photo of Pia and a fan taken in Hong Kong in 2019 circulated online. Fans identified Jeremy as one of the people in the background.
March 2020: A new romance
In an interview with Mega Magazine for its March cover, Pia was asked about her supposed new romance. She didn't mention Jeremy's name, but said she was very happy because she could "be [herself]."
“I’m happy, I’m inspired, I feel very empowered. I feel like I can be myself and I don’t have to water myself down," she said.
April 2020: Instagram interactions
Pia shared a throwback photo of herself in Brazil for Mega Magazine's March cover shoot. In the comments section, Jeremy said: "beautiful @piawurtzbach," followed by two heart and kiss emojis.
Jeremy tagged Pia in a Bali photo posted on his travel company Beautiful Destination’s Instagram page.
May 2020: Sweet surprise, more clues
Jeremy accidentally revealed just how close they were in an Instagram story. Photos of himself and Pia were plastered on his home fridge, which was the background of a post he made for a sponsorship deal.
June 2020: It's Tatler-official
The two finally opened up about their relationship in an interview with Tatler Philippines. The handsome couple was also the society magazine's June cover stars. Pia and Jeremy said they wanted to build a "solid foundation" before sharing anything to the public.
"We wanted to make sure we set a good foundation for our relationship before we came out in the open. I've made a mistake of sharing too much too soon before, and I wanted to make sure I did it right this time," Pia said. – Alexa Villano/Rappler.com