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We Finally Find Out How Janella Salvador + Markus Paterson's Love Story Began

Markus: 'DM ko kaya 'to? Should I shoot my shot?'
PHOTO: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Instagram/markus, Instagram/superjanella
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On January 5, 2021, Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson officially introduced their first child, Jude Trevor Paterson, through a touching YouTube video. They shared clips of what Janella's pregnancy journey was like before welcoming baby Jude on October 20, 2020. 

If you can recall, the couple first worked together in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya where Janella played the role of singer Moira Dela Torre, while Markus portrayed her ex-boyfriend Timothy. Dating rumors started circulating shortly after. But how exactly did their love story begin?

Janella Salvador, Markus Paterson love story
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In an interview, we find out that sparks flew during their first time acting together! Host Maja Salvador asks how they met and Markus explains, "Hindi kami actually nagusap sa set. Meron kaming [slightly] awkward engagement nung eksena namin. For me kasi, when I talk to a beautiful girl, sobrang nawawala yung process ng words ko so yung pinagusapan namin...kasi yung prop ng eksena na 'yon, phone, na Blackberry na luma." So they randomly talked about both owning one in the past, LOL! 

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After the episode aired, Markus made the first move: "I was there with my roommate...tapos sabi ko, 'DM ko kaya 'to? Should I shoot my shot?' Baka naman, 'di ba? So minessage ko, sabi ko, 'Good job! Ang galing mo.'"

Janella playfully adds, "Ang nakakatawa dun, hindi talaga ako nagch-check ng messages. Sobrang sama ko mag-reply. Pero nung gabing 'yon, for some reason, chineck ko yung messages ko and nakita ko yung message niya so sabi ko, he's cute naman." 

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Markus sweetly shares, "Nung nakilala ko siya, bata pa lang ako nun, immature...I was young, I was crazy...pero siya talaga yung tumulong sa'kin na mag-grow, to become the man I am today."

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