For Joshua Garcia, his love for his on-screen partner and girlfriend, Julia Barretto, is still there despite them deciding to just become friends.
Joshua admitted he still has feelings for Julia, especially because they have been together for a long time. But he also confirmed that they have decided to part ways as a real-life couple.
He told ABS-CBN, “Espesyal siya, mahal ko pa rin ‘yung tao na ‘yon, ang tagal naming nagsama. At least hindi nawala ‘yung friendship namin. ‘Yun na lang ang ipinapagsalamat ko.”
News of a breakup between the JoshLia couple started circulating after Julia’s movie “Between Maybes” with Gerald Anderson was released. Both Julia and Joshua denied any third party was involved.
For now, Joshua said they will just have to wait and see what the future will bring them. He also confirmed that the break-up was a mutual decision.
He said, “Sa ngayon po muna ay best friends po muna kami. Kumbaga mag-stick po muna kami roon, kasi doon po kami magaan sa isa’t isa. Kung magkabalikan man or something hindi natin alam, only God knows.”
The actor also assured the JoshLia fans they need not fret because they will continue doing movies, shows and projects together. Julia has spoken up about the issue earlier, confirming their decision to remain best of friends. She also echoed Joshua’s message of assurance to their fans.
Julia said, “Babalik muna kami sa pinagsimulan namin. We’re now best of friends. We managed to be the bestest of friends and if the fans are worried, we can assure them that there is nothing to worry about. JoshLia is very much alive.”
The two have been mum on the reason regarding their break-up. Joshua has earlier asked, “Bigay niyo na sa amin ‘yun.”