Kapamilya actress Aiko Melendez appeared on the program of ABS-CBN, Wild Flower, led by Maja Salvador, where she plays the role of Emilia Ardiente, one of the antagonist of the story.
Aiko got married to Jomari Yllana in 2000 but separated in 2003. They have a son named Andre Yllana. In 2006, she married Martin Jickain, and they were blessed with a daughter, Marthena Jickain. However, their marriage was annulled in 2010.
Marthena is the carbon copy of Aiko in her physical attributes and even her talent in acting. Her resemblance with her mom is definitely undeniable. Marthena looks exactly just like her mom that the features on their faces is similar like the eyes, the lip, eyes and the shape of the face itself.
On Instagram, Aiko has been sharing photos of her twinning with daughter Marthena. She’s every inch the doting parent in the photos, in which her daughter with Martin could be seen as a spitting image of her.
According to Aiko, being a mother has taught her to become selfless and she considers it as the most rewarding job ever. She was quoted saying, “Being a single mom is a tough and rewarding job But being a mother made me complete… Thank you @andreyllana and @jickainmarthena For teaching me to become selfless I love you both…”