Fueling the dating rumors is James' photo with his Careless record label crew on a boat. Eagle-eyed IG followers noticed that the actor-singer *seemed* to be holding the wrist of the woman seated in front of him.
Another photo shows James *allegedly* with the same woman.
The snaps prompted netizens to ask just who is the mystery lady spotted with the 28-year-old actor-singer.
Apparently, she's Jolianne Salvado, a Cebuana singer-songwriter signed to James' record label. She released her first single "Sublime" days after she was announced to be Careless' new artist earlier this year.
You might also recognize her from her brief stint in the second season of The Voice Kids Philippines in 2011.
James was previously in a long-term relationship with onscreen partner Nadine Lustre. In 2020, the two released a joint statement revealing their breakup. JaDine fans' hopes for a possible reconciliation between the two were crushed after photos of Nadine and her rumored boyfriend went viral on social media last month. As of this writing, James has not responded to the dating speculations with Jolianne.