In the glamorous yet gruelling world of show business, many believe that it’s almost impossible to find genuine relationships. Luckily, Erich Gonzales was able to defy this perception because she was able to find a true friend in Julia Barretto. Their friendship started when they did a cover shoot in South Africa. Erich shared that they just hit it off right away. They even have nicknames for each other. She calls her “Chulia” while Julia calls her “Princess,” a reference to her movie few years ago with Enchong Dee and JC de Vera, “Once A Princess.”
Last April 2017, they travelled to Hong Kong and just bonded outside of work. They proved that friends who vacation together, stay together. Both of them shared their amazing photos on their Instagram accounts. Aside from travelling, they also love to have sleepovers and just hang out. Erich even taught Julia how to cook her carbonara.
Erich feels she’s really blessed to have found genuine friendship with Julia. She said that more than the friendship, she also found a family. She describes Julia as the sister she never had. Well, she truly found a sister because Julia’s mom, Marjorie, even considers Erich as one of her daughters. Erich even calls Marjorie “mom” too.
According to Erich, what makes their friendship work is that they both agree to disagree. They may have different tastes, styles and opinions on things but they still agree to respect each other. Julia once described their friendship in an Instagram post: “different but the same.
Recently, Julia shared how Erich went out of her way just to hold her hand and be with her during the minor eye surgery she went through. This procedure happened a week before Julia’s 22nd birthday this March. Her mom Marjorie also shared some details about this story on her Instagram post saying: “With only 3 hours of sleep, @erichgg came to hold Julia’s hand during a minor eye procedure. So happy to have supportive people around us.”
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Long before this happened, Julia told Erich on her Instagram caption of their snap together that: “You've got my hand to hold, always. I love you @erichgg”
Looks like they truly have each other’s hand to hold, right? Indeed, Julia and Erich are certified #friendshipgoals!
Take a look at these heartwarming photos of Erich with her one true friend!
Photos credit: @juliabarretto | @erichgg