After his seeming confirmation of his relationship with British-Filipino model Issa Pressman, James Reid is once again the topic of discussion in local showbiz scene, and his love life and previous flames suddenly became of interest to many.
While he refused to elaborate on his rumored romance with Pressman, the the “u&i” singer said on Friday, March 17 that he’s the “happiest [he had ever been].” Let’s take a look at some of the female celebrities who at one point had been linked with the actor-slash-musician-slash-talent management executive.
Nadine Lustre certainly need no introduction, being the famous half of the “JaDine” love team for four years. The actress, who gained widespread recognition as a multi-hyphenate in the entertainment industry, was confirmed to be Reid’s girlfriend in February 2016 until their separation was publicized in January 2020.
She, however, revealed in an interview with broadcast journalist Karen Davila that they have broken up since November 2019, where she noted that there was no third party involved and that their split was a “mutual decision.”
The ex-couple started as co-stars in Reid’s music video for the song “Alam Niya Ba” which was released in August 2013. They would eventually work together as a loveteam in the films “Diary ng Panget,” “Talk Back and You’re Dead,” “This Time,” “Para sa Hopeless Romantic,” and “Never Not Love You,” as well as the teleseryes “On The Wings of Love” and “Till I Met You.”
Reid also revealed that he lived together with the singer-actress during a conversation with comedian-host Vice Ganda, in an episode of the now-defunct talk show “Gandang Gabi Vice” in March 2019. The musician would eventually sell their Quezon City mansion a month after their breakup was confirmed.
Reid and Issa Pressman go way back when the latter was alleged to be the third party and the reason behind the musician’s breakup with Nadine Lustre in 2020. The allegations were dismissed by Lustre, Reid, Presman, and even her older sister Yassi at that time, although netizens brought up the issue once again after their “coming out” posts on Instagram.
Pressman, who started her showbiz career as a contestant of Eat Bulaga’s “Little Miss Philippines” segment in 2004, is known to be a talent of Reid’s label, Careless.
Dating rumors swirled between Reid and Nancy McDonie, a member of the K-pop girl group Momoland which disbanded in February 2023, when they were spotted together on multiple occasions, notably in Los Angeles, U.S. Neither the rumored flames issued a statement about their rumored relationship, as of this writing.
It can be recalled that Reid and McDonie were supposed to work together in the Antoinette Jadaone-helmed series “The Soulmate Project,” although the former revealed that he will no longer do the project in February 2021.
Julia Barretto, who’s currently in a happy relationship with Gerald Anderson, was also linked with Reid after they were allegedly spotted having coffee together in July 2015, and were rumored to be dined together at a restaurant. The musician quashed his involvement with the actress on both accounts.
Reid also admitted that he doesn’t see himself working with Barretto in an interview with Boy Abunda in October 2019, as he hinted at their apparent rumors.
“Do I have to explain? Games over,” he said, to which Abunda noted with, “Para walang gulo (So there’s no conflict).”
“Yeah. Let’s make life easy,” Reid said.
Ericka Villongco, known as one-half of the acoustic duo Krissy & Ericka, was in a three-year relationship with Reid before their breakup was confirmed in March 2014.
The singer is currently based in the U.S., and notably made headlines in January 2020 after apologizing for a “bad joke” she made on Instagram at the time when Reid and Lustre confirmed their separation.
Liza Soberano, who’s currently dating Kapamilya actor Enrique Gil, was also linked with Reid as they were spotted touring South Korea and the U.S. for business.
Soberano immediately quashed the rumors in a vlog with Bea Alonzo earlier this month, where she said, “Me and James, no, we never had a thing.”
The actress is currently an artist of Careless, where she signed as an exclusive talent in June 2022.
Devon Seron became involved with Reid after becoming housemates in “Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Clash 2010,” where the musician eventually emerged as the season’s Grand Winner.
The two would work together as a loveteam after their time at the PBB house, and Seron eventually admitted that they had a “mutual understanding” or MU in September 2017 when they were teenagers. EDV