- Joshlia or Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia’s love team was rumored to have split up
- On Erich Gonzales’ vlog, Julia shared her thoughts about marriage, love, and heartbreak without mentioning her loveteam partner Joshua
- She said that was now in love with the peace she gained
Joshlia or the Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia’s tandem has been plagued with rumors of a breakup for the past few weeks. This was allegedly caused by Julia’s kissing scene with co-star Gerald Anderson in the movie ‘Between Maybes.’
Since then, their relationship reportedly became strained and fans feared that JoshLia was no more.
Barretto gave some hints about her love life when she appeared in her best friend Erich Gonzales’ vlog. In the ‘True or False’ challenge, the actress revealed her thoughts about marriage, love, and heartbreak without mentioning her love team partner Joshua Garcia.
When asked whether she is “in love right now,” Barretto appeared to be taken aback. Pausing for a moment, she went with “true.”
However, she explained that she was in love with the peace she gained in herself.
“I am very much in love with the peace I have gained just recently. It’s not with anybody… Sorry, I’m not trying to say I’m not in love with anybody. I’m just in love with the peace that I gained.”
Without mentioning specific names, Barretto shared that she had to let go of certain people to prioritize her well-being.
“Minsan may mga nakakasama ka na hindi mo na alam na iyon pala ‘yung nag-di-disturb ng inner peace mo. There are some toxic people na you still entertain in the hopes na, sana hindi siya ‘yung nag-di-disturb ng peace ng peace mo.”
Was she referring to her rumored breakup with love team partner Garcia with these statements?
“Sometimes you have to come face-to-face with reality and with the fact na there are some people who really disturb that peace. It takes a lot of courage and strength to acknowledge that fact. Sometimes you have to choose ‘yung pangmatagalan, your own good, ‘yung nakakabuti sa soul mo,” she said.
Barretto admitted there came a time when the “toxic” presence in her life affected how she would treat others, too. And now that she had found her peace, she has re-established good relationships with family and friends.
“Now, I have peace,” the actress said. “It’s been good at work, it’s been good with my friendships with other people, and my relationship with my family. Sila ang unang-unang makakapagsabi if you’re being yourself. For a while kasi, hindi na ako myself. So now, I’m in love with the person that I am, that I found.”
The 22-year-old actress said that she wishes to be married before turning 30 and that she dreams of becoming a mother someday.
“Sometimes I fear marriage, may mga times naman na I believe in marriage, but it depends really who you’re surrounded with and by.”
“If ikakasal ako sana talaga before 30. Twenty-two ako ngayon. Six years from now, I can get married. Pero I’m really mas nag-lu-look forward to have a baby. Dream ko talaga maging mother,” she said.
Barretto had a spirited response to being called a “heartbreaker,” saying that that is not the case and acknowledged that it was a misconception.
“Wow, false ‘yan! Kasi ‘yan ang palaging tingin sa akin ng mga tao — ako ‘yung nananakit, when in fact ako ang palaging nasasaktan. Ako, when I love, I love 100%, with all my heart, all my mind. Grabe ako magmahal. Atsaka kahit sinasaktan ako, forgive! Chance, ganyan.
“Pero lahat kasi ng tao may sagad tayo, e. May hangganan tayong lahat. Kaya minsan, ‘pag nasasaktan na ako, ta’s patuloy pa rin akong sinasaktan, sa akin na nanggagaling na, ‘Please, huwag mo akong sagarin.’ Kasi ‘pag love mo ‘yung person, you’re protecting something na na-build, e,” she said.
“Pag sinabi ko nang, ‘Ubos na ako,’ there’s no more turning back. Wala nang natira sa akin, kasi ibig sabihin nu’n, lahat-lahat na, nabigay na. That’s why you learn to save some for yourself, para hindi ka ubos, may natitira para sa ‘yo.”
Barretto was also candid in admitting having “trust issues” without citing specific instances.
“I try, pero may crack na siya, e. No matter how much you fight for things to be the same again… Minsan makakalimutan mo for a while. Everyday siyang battle sa heart mo, sa totoo lang, when you’ve been betrayed. Ikaw ang ubos talaga diyan,” Barretto said.
On whether she can manage being friends with an ex-boyfriend, the Between Maybes star answered in the affirmative saying that she doesn’t want to carry anger in her heart.
“I don’t like carrying anger, bitterness, or some angst towards somebody na minahal ko, na pinasaya din naman ako, na inalagaan ako, at inalagaan ko rin, at minahal ko rin.
“It’s just sad, ‘di ba?” she went on. “You meet somebody one day na they become your everything, and then one day, maging nothing. It’s a sad thought. To me, protect at least the friendship you were able to build.
“Sa mga experience ko, ‘yung breakup naman naging smooth siya, e. Mini-make sure ko talaga na smooth, kasi nga ayokong nag-ki-carry ng galit.”
If Barretto and Garcia are no longer together as rumors say, keeping things “civil” will be useful for the two since they still have an upcoming zombie movie titled ‘Block Z.’