Barbie Forteza’s entry to stardom started in 2009 when she portrayed the role of young Jodi at GMA Network’s remake of television drama series from South Korea, “Stairway to Heaven”. After a year, she played a role in another soap opera television series, “First Time”. The twenty two year old celebrity and model won “Best Supporting Actress” award in the new breed category during the 10th Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival for her indie film “Mariquina” last 2014. The multilatented actress’ love for music urged her to release her self-titled first album in 2013 under MCA Music record label. Her single “Meron Ba” was used as the theme song for a Korean novela in GMA-7.
Barbie’s boyfriend is Jak Roberto, a twenty five year old singer from local boy band 3LOGY. He is also an actor under the same network and is currently one of the casts in GMA-7’s television drama series “Kara Mia”. Jak is the brother of GMA actress Sanya Lopez.
On their recent monthsary, Barbie posted a sweet message for Jak. Barbie was proud of her boyfriend for acoompanying her in all her errands on that day even if he finished work late the night before. The young actress mentioned how lucky she is and said the words “I love you” at the end of her caption. Among the popular commenters are famous sexy comedian Lovely Abella as well as celebrity Valeen Montengro.
Meanwhile, Jak posted a teaser of his vlog on Instagram for Barbie’s birthday the other day. She celebrated it in Tagaytay. Their love team is popularly known as “JakBie” and revealed their relationship to the public in 2017, after being co-stars in “Meant To Be”. The two have been spotted together in out of the country trips, such as Hong Kong and Japan.