They’re one of the reel loveteams who became sweethearts in real life. Although they’ve known each other for just a short period of time, their bond is getting stronger and stronger through time and trials.
Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto are said to have first met in ASAP Chillout, where she was one of the hosts and he just got out of the Kuya’s house as Pinoy Big Brother All In housemate. However, both of them can’t remember that instance.
The JoshLia tandem was born when they first worked together in the 2016 Metro Manila Film Festival entry Vince and Kath and James alongside Ronnie Alonte. Being a neophyte, the 20-year-old actor assumed that he was going to have a hard time dealing and working with his leading lady, but got astounded when he discovered that she’s actually approachable and fun to be with.
Since then, they became inseparable and even became each other’s arm candy in the two most recent Star Magic Ball stagings.
Their successful and enchanting team-up spawned to a heartbreaking Maalaala Mo Kaya stint in which they portrayed star-crossed lovers Allan and Aika, whose affair was challenged by a terminal illness and death, and to their second movie together “Love You to the Stars and Back”, helmed by “hugot” director Antoinette Jadaone.
Before 2017 ended, they joined Sharon Cuneta and Robin Padilla in their comeback movie as a loveteam “Unexpectedly Yours”.
The impressive performance and natural chemistry they brandished brought them the “Movie Loveteam of the Year” and the “German Moreno Power Tandem of the Year” accolades from the Philippine Movie Press Club Star Awards.
At the same time, their apparent closeness created a hullaballoo, with people speculating that they are already a couple since Joshua already revealed that he’s been wooing her and he’s been omnipresent in every important events of her family. Thus, many got elated when Julia enthusiastically hinted the real score between them when asked by the Tonight with Boy Abunda host about the status of their relationship.
The kilig went higher as Joshua impliedly admitted their romance in their guesting in Magandang Buhay early this year. They even introduced their “baby” Mason, a Maltese puppy he gifted to her.
And after the recent obstacle they underwent, the reel-to-real lovebirds are about to amuse and touch our hearts anew with their upcoming film “I Love You, Hater” which will also stars Queen of All Media Kris Aquino.
But before seeing on the silver screen soon, you can catch them first in the highly-anticipated “Just Love Araw-Araw Fan Meet” along with Kapamilya loveteams LoiNie, MayWard, and MarNigo, on May 19 to 20 at the ABS-CBN Vertis Tent.