Jake Zyrus Biography-Filipino Singer

Published Date   10th Feb. 2019, 12:12 pm
Jake Zyrus  Biography-Filipino Singer
Quick Info
Birth Name: Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco
Birth Place: Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines
Birth Sign: Tauraus
Father: Ricky Pempengco
Mother: Raquel Pempengco
Height: 4 feet 9 inches
Weight: 48 kg
Ethnicity: Asian
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Date of Birth: 10/05/1992
Age: 32 years old
Nationality: Filipino
Net Worth: $16 million

Filipino pop Singer, Jake Zyrus or formerly known as Charmaine Clarice Relucio Pempengco was born on May 10, 1992, in Cabuyao City, Laguna, Philippines and is a transgender. He became famous and an overnight sensation after his video went viral on YouTube.

The 4 feet 9 inches tall, Filipino pop icon, Jake Zyrus’s net worth is $16 million.  The pop star is currently engaged to his fiance Shyre Aquino.

Jake Zyrus Net Worth and Earnings

Jake Zyrus’s net worth is $16 million. He earns his income and fortune from his career as a professional singer and actor.

Cyrus’s albums such as  Chapter 10  and Charice has sold and fetch $15,000 and $285,000 in 2013 and 2010 respectively that has been certified as platinum.

Furthermore, Zyrus has also appeared in movies such as Here Come To The Boom and TV shows that include Glee, Asia Got Talents, The Voice of Philippines as well as appearing on Oprah: Where are they now? which has helped his net worth to rise.

Early Life

Initially born a girl, Jake Zyrus was born to parents Ricky Pempengco and Raquel Pempengco. He has also a  brother named Carl Pempengco. His father, Ricky was a construction worker and mother, Raquel worked in a garment factory. Jake Zyrus’ mother Raquel is also a singer.

Unfortunately, Jake Zyrus’ father was found dead in October 2011 on a grocery store where he was stabbed.

Zyrus had a troubling early childhood day, he, his brother and mother fled from their home due to his abusive and aggressive father. They stayed at their grandmother home.

His mother discovered his talent in singing and encouraged him to participate in several local singing competitions. With the prize money, he won through his singing talents helped Zyrus to buy an apartment for his family.

Personal Life and Relationship

Jake Zyrus came as a lesbian during an interview at the Philippines TV show, The Buzz in June of 2013. Similarly, he was seen with the boyish look with short hair and tattoos on the Oprah Show. The Filipino singer further stated on the show that his soul is male.



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Moving towards his personal life, Zyrus has a fair share of relationship, dating, and affairs attached to his life. He dated his girlfriend, Alyssa Quijano in 2013. The couple was in a loving relationship for over four years.

However, the couple broke in April 2017. Caral Cabral, Jake Zyrus’ handler confirmed the duo’s separation through a text message sent to the ABS CBN News.

Jake Zyrus engaged to his girlfriend, Shyre Aqino

Jake Zyrus with his girlfriend Shyre Aquino. Image Source: Philippine News.

After the separation with Alyssa Quijano, Zyrus reveals his girlfriend, Shyre Aquino on the Filipino TV show, TWBA in 2017. Aquino is a sports and fitness instructor by profession. The lovely duo became a sensation in the entertainment world of the Philippines.

Their love went to grow ever stronger in the following months after beginning their relationship. Zyrus later even disclosed he wanted to get married to Shyre Aquino pretty soon in the future.

To take their relationship to the next level, he announced his engagement with Aquino in November 2018. However, they have not officially announced their wedding date as of yet.

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