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‘I chose to look the other way.’ Julia Barretto shares biggest lesson after all controversies she faced last year

“Julia is strong. Don’t worry. We will come out with a statement, I raised my children to stand up to bullies.”

Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto revealed the biggest lesson she learned from the issues that she faced last year.

In an interview with Toni Gonzaga during the Sunday episode of I Feel U, Julia said that one thing she has learned from all that happened is to look past it.

“I chose to look the other way. I always say this, but it’s true. When you have a grateful heart, instead of questioning the things around you, or questioning the things that are happening to you, [you look the other way].”

The actress also shared how she chose not to complain but rather be grateful for the battles that she’s facing.

“Instead of complaining, parang mas magaan sa loob yung grateful ka na lang na nangyayari ito sayo kasi you know that it’s better preparing you for the bigger battles in life,” she said.

For Barretto, she’s grateful that her family has always got her back no matter what she’s gone through in her life.

“Ang family, when you’re hurt, they are hurt. I didn’t want to dwell on [on the controversies] so much. Hindi gagalaw yung buhay ko noon if I get stuck there,” she said.

Julia Barretto was dragged into the Gerald Anderson – Bea Alonzo breakup issue as the third party. It even came to a point that her mother defended her from netizens that bashers who kept linking her to the split.

“Julia is strong. Don’t worry. We will come out with a statement, I raised my children to stand up to bullies.”

The actress earlier had broken up with Joshua Garcia.

“For now, 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,” Julia said.

Her family was also the subject of controversy. The years-long feud between her mom Marjorie and her aunts Gretchen and Claudine led to a public catfight right in front of President Rodrigo Duterte himself during the wake of their father, Miguel Barretto.

Being 23, Julia shared how young she is which motivated her to not lose hope and fight through the battles that she’s facing.

“I am only 23. At that time, I knew I was confident that there was still so many beautiful things in store for me. Kung susuko ba ako ngayon, ano na lang ang mangyayari sa buhay ko ngayon? Ang bata bata ko pa,” she added.

“My biggest lesson was just keep going, just keep moving forward until the next battle. It will never end. The biggest lesson was don’t get stuck,” she said.


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