AIKO Melendez and businessman Iranian boyfriend Shahin Alimirzapour are hoping that they will get married someday.
“Of course, I’m already 40. That’s every woman’s dream to settle down and be with someone whose gonna take care of you and grow old with you,” said Melendez, during an interview for “Chika Minute” portion of “24 Oras” news program aired over GMA 7 recently.
“It is our goal actually and this is where we are going. But we just don’t want to rush things, so I’m taking my time,” said Alimirzapour.
Melendez, currently seen in the popular Kapamilya teleserye “The Story of Us,” said Alimirzapour is the reason why she is happy these days.
“Shahim is a big part why I’m happy. I’m happy with life. Everything, I’m so blessed,” she said.
“I’m doing my best to make her happy. We are so happy,” Alimirzapour also said.
Melendez and Alimirzapour met during a party of their mutual friend.
“He went up to me and said ‘Can I get your name?’ That’s how it started ‘cause he has no idea that I am an actress,” said Melendez, who is 12 years older than Alimirzapour.
The businessman said that he was attracted to Melendez the first time he saw her. “Of course, I was attracted to her, that’s why I went up to her and I asked her number.”
In December, Melendez dated a 34-year-old Spanish guy whom she thought was the answer to her prayers.
Though their relationship does not have any label, the former Quezon City councilor decided to call it quits after she described him as a complicated constant date.
“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,” Melendez said in a separate interview.
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.