On November 25, “Eat Bulaga” host Maine Mendoza answered a netizen’s inquiry about her relationship with Jake Ejercito. Maine said they were friends and she sees nothing wrong about that.
In Maine’s Tweeter account, a netizen asked, “Ano ba kayo ni @unoemilio? Ang sakit sakit na kasi?” [@unoemilio is the username of Jake Ejercito on Twitter.]
Maine replied with, “Huh? We are friends! May mali po ba doon?”
After their exchange of tweets, the netizen had changed her account into private. However, some netizens were able to take a screenshot of the tweet.
Apparently, speculations started that the two are in a relationship after Jake posted on his Instagram account a photo of a girl who was covering her face and was assumed by many to be Maine Mendoza. On the said post, the girl was wearing a watch which netizens identified as the same watch which Maine was wearing in her photos.
Meanwhile, a few hours after the Maine had posted her answer, Jake posted on his Twitter account, “Not my daughter please”.
Not my daughter please
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) November 25, 2017
Some netizens replied to Jake’s tweet and asked for his explanation.
Jake Ejercito is the son of President/Mayor Joseph Estrada and actress Laarni Enriquez.
Jake Ejercito was in a relationship with Andi Eigenmann for almost 5 years and was rumored to be the father of Andi’s child. The two had been separated two years ago but had maintained their good relationship.
Jake and Maine were first seen together in Eat Bulaga’s “Kalyeserye” segment last January 2016.
Recently, rumors were spreading on social media that the two were dating.