BARBIE Forteza and Jak Roberto celebrated their third anniversary as sweethearts the other day. Jak posted a recent video of him giving Barbie a surprise visit at the dressing room of GMA some months ago. But they’re far apart from each other now because of the corona lockdown, so he just wrote this message for her:
“Happy 3 years Madam! Dati crush lang kita, akalain mo ‘yun, 3 years na! Sayang ‘di tayo makapag-celebrate, alam mo na. So, paano, sa May 19, 2021 na lang tayo mag-celebrate? Stay at home muna tayo! I love you so much. P.S. eto yata ang pinaka-sweet na kuha natin sa isa’t isa.”
In turn, Barbie posted their photo taken at Mt. Moiwa Bell of Happiness when they visited Sapporo, Japan some months ago. And this is her message for Jak:
“Being with you has been one of the best things that have ever happened to me. You boost me up when I feel insecure. You put my feet back on the ground when I fly too high. You support me in everything that I do. You don’t judge, you accept. You love, and you love, and when it all feels overwhelming… you love more. Happy 3rd Anniversary, @jakroberto. I love you.”
As expected, so many congratulatory messages poured from their fans, various netizens and from their celebrity friends, mostly from the Kapuso network. Frankly, we think that among reel and real life young love teams we have today, Barbie and Jak’s tandem is the sweetest. Ever since, they didn’t hide anything from the press and they honestly admitted their relationship right away.
As of now, you can watch them together in their hit romantic-comedy, “Meant to Be”, which is currently being reshown on GMA Telebabad. Barbie is originally in “Anak ni Waray vs. Anak ni Biday”, but taping has been shelved due to the lockdown.
Also, you can see a throwback version of Barbie as a tween star in “Stairway to Heaven” where she is paired with her very first ka-love team, Joshua Dionisio. It’s now being shown after “Ika-6 na Utos” on GMA’s Afternoon Prime. They were known then as JoshBie.
Joshua has since left showbiz and went back to college. In this Koreanovela adaptation shown in 2009, Barbie played the young Rhian Ramos as Jodi while Joshua played the young Dingdong Dantes as Cholo.
“Doon ako unang nabigyan ng break ng GMA,” Barbie recalls. “First time kong mag-audition sa harap ng isang director at sobrang kaba dahil sa Binan, Laguna pa kami nakatira noon at lumuwas talaga kami sa Manila ng parents ko just for the audition. After that, sunud-sunod na ang naging assignments ko sa GMA kaya hindi ko talaga makakalimutan ang ‘Stairway to Heaven’ where it all started.”