Julia Barretto admits Joshua Garcia is still regaining her trust
After Joshua Garcia tearfully explained his side on the issue of him privately messaging another girl in Instagram, it was now Julia Barretto’s time to speak up on the matter.
Garcia admitted that they did not talk for a time after the issue blew up. Barretto was in Siargao while he was in Bali, Indonesia. This he told Boy Abunda in a “Tonight with Boy Abunda” episode which aired last night, April 18, where he guested along with Barretto.
At that point, the tables where turned and it was finally Barretto’s turn to speak, with a quiet Garcia just looking on.
Barretto, in response to Garcia, said: “It’s a process. When I’m not ready to speak about it, I just want the person to know that I’m aware of what’s happening. I’m aware of what you did.”
The 21-year-old actress said that their brief time apart gave her the chance to think, reflect and pray. She said of Garcia and their relationship: “With this guy, we have respect for each other. There is love and we built something beautiful.”
“So it wasn’t something na … easily na … madali kong sasabihin na ‘Tama na! I don’t wanna talk! I don’t want you anymore!’ something like that (So it wasn’t something for which I would easily say, ‘That’s enough! I don’t wanna talk! I don’t want you anymore!’),” Barretto said, explaining why she did not easily give up on the actor. “It’s more like: ‘This is what you did. I know what you did. This is how I felt. Let me know your side.’ I made it clear.”
Barretto also asserted that she knows her worth, as well as the things she can and cannot tolerate. Barretto said she made these clear to Garcia. She considers what they went through as “a rough patch,” but also said that she is not letting what they built as a partnership to go to waste.
Although she and Garcia have made up, she had a revelation for Abunda and JoshLia fans: “So up to this day, Tito Boy, he’s still gaining my trust and that’s the truth.”
Barretto was firm in her declaration, “He’s still trying to gain my trust but we’re okay. Accept, forgive and move on. Life goes on.” Katrina Hallare/JB
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