ACTRESS Aiko Melendez has confirmed that she is in a relationship with a Persian businessman.
“Starting a new story and journey with Shahin Mirzapour. No explanation needed,” said Melendez on Instagram.
Multi-awarded broadcast journalist Boy Abunda quoted a report which said that Melendez is 12 years younger than Shahin.
“Nagustuhan ni Aiko ang efforts ni Shahin tulad na lamang ng pag-surprise nito sa kanya habang nagbabakasyon sa Davao,” said Abunda in his late-night show “Tonight with Boy Abunda” over ABS-CBN.
“The last time I saw Aiko she’s beautiful. No doubt she’s in love,” Abunda said.
Melendez was married to actor Jomari Yllana from 2000 to 2003. They have a son named Andrei, now 17 years old.
After she separated from the actor, Melendez tied the knot with Martin Jickain in 2006. They have a daughter named Marthena. They separated and their marriage was annulled in 2010.
Last month, the former Quezon City councilor talked about a recent failed relationship during an appearance in the same show.
Melendez, 40, said that she had a complicated constant date, that’s why they decided to call it quits.
“He’s not from the same business. Maybe it’s not right that I talk about him because we don’t belong to the same business. We’re not sure what will happen to us in the future so we decided to say goodbye,” she said.