Joshua Garcia tearfully explains his side on privately messaging girl in swimsuit

/ 03:44 PM April 11, 2018
Joshua Garcia, Julia Barretto

Image: Instagram/@juliabarretto

When Joshua Garcia complimented another girl in social media and a screenshot of it went viral, this made diehard JoshLia fans fume, leading to speculations that he and Julia Barretto broke up. Now, the actor finally broke his silence and tearfully apologized for what happened.

Garcia has also explained the tweets that he and Barretto exchanged on March 31. His tweet read: “Anong alam nila tungkol satin na hindi natin alam tungkol satin? @BarrettoJulia” (What do they know about us that we don’t know about us?)  To this, the actress replied, “I also don’t know baba.”


Nag-scroll kami sa social media. Ang dami nang nagsasabi na break na kami (We scrolled through social media. Many thought we already broke up),” Garcia told talk show host Boy Abunda in a “Tonight with Boy Abunda” episode that aired last night.


The break up rumors all started when Garcia allegedly sent a private message to a girl named Dane. His message stated “Art photo” and bore a thumbs up emoji for @danerhea’s Instagram shot. The shot shows the girl seated under the shade of a tree, with the shadows of the tree’s leaves casting a spine-like pattern on her bare back.

Dane then took to her Twitter stream to react to his comment. She also publicly posted the screenshot of the private message.

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It is only through shadows that one comes to know the light

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But it seems that fans were not happy with how the actor commented about the shot. Garcia explained that he does not know the girl personally.

Kinompliment ko lang naman yung picture eh. Wala naman nangyaring conversation,” he said in defense during the interview with Abunda. “Siguro kasi nakahanap yung mga basher ko…” At that point, Garcia paused to hold back tears.

(I just gave a complement about the photo. No conversation happened. Maybe it’s just that my bashers saw something…)

As he couldn’t stop himself from crying anymore, Garcia admitted that this caused tension between him and Barretto. When Abunda asked if they indeed fought and have finally patched things up, the actor simply nodded. He said, “Hindi naging madali, pero kaya naman.” (It wasn’t easy, but we made it.)

Syempre nagsisi rin ako, Tito Boy, kasi nagalit yung mahal ko sa buhay,” he said. “Sinabi ko sa kanyasyempre I apologized for what happened and sinabi ko na challenge lang ‘to. Kailangan natin ‘tong malagpasan.”

(Of course I regretted it, Tito Boy, because my loved one got angry. I told her… of course I apologized for what happened and I told her that this is just a challenge. We have to get past this.) Katrina Hallare/JB


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