On ABS-CBN’s Magandang Buhay, 23-year-old Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto explained why she refused to name her new love interest, despite posting some glimpses of her intimate birthday celebration with a “loved one” on her Instagram account.
As per Julia, her life has been an open book ever since she chose to be a celebrity. This time when she has found a new love, she’d like to keep it private for now to protect and cherish the moment.
She said: “Sa trabaho natin very open book na tayo. Lahat ay alam na tungkol sa atin. Parang sa oras lang na ito, ini-enjoy ko na akin lang ito. Ako lang ‘yung nakakaalam na ito. So, pinoproteksyunan ko pa siya.”
When the Magandang Buhay TV hosts asked about her plans, Julia humorously said she would like to have a family of her own.
She continued: “Gusto ko na magka-family. Joke lang! Joke lang! Siguro at 23 gusto ko lang talaga mag-work this year, mag-work nang mag-work. Para alam mo ‘yon siyempre in the future kapag nag-decide ako na I want a family na ay ready na ako comfortable na ang life ko. So work lang tayo this year.”
Of all the controversies she went through, Julia shared how she was able to cop, despite the fact the many netizens despise her.
“Prayerful akong tao. Being prayerful made believe in myself, it never made me doubt in myself. Naniniwala rin ako na life goes on. Kumbaga sa lahat ng pinagdaanan ko last year, pinaka importante na napulot ko roon is life goes on. Everything in life ay season ‘yan, seasons in life but every season end. So lahat nang nangyari last year ay nag-end din naman eh. I’m in a better place in my life. Life goes on always.”
Contrary to the birthday celebrations she had in the past few years, Julia decided to have an intimate dinner with 10 important people in her life including a “loved one” this year.