It's been a complicated past few months for Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia. In March, the young couple was hit with drama when screenshots of Joshua's Instagram DM to a girl went viral. And just last week, the 20-year-old actor tearfully apologized on Tonight With Boy Abunda for hurting Julia and their fans.
But the love team appeared as a united front when they recently sat down with Boy Abunda. When asked how they fixed the problems in their relationship, Joshua admitted that they spent time apart—him in Bali and Julia in Siargao. They also didn't speak to each other for a few days.
Julia revealed her process in dealing with the issue, "When I'm not ready to speak about it, I just want the person to know I'm aware of what's happening. I'm aware of what you did… [I'm] very honest with him. And that's my time to think, that's my time to reflect, and that's my time to pray.
"With this guy, we have respect for each other. There is love and we built something beautiful. So [hindi] madali kong sasabihin na, 'Tama na, I don't want to talk, I don't want you anymore.' It's not like that," she said.
The 21-year-old actress also explained how she confronted Joshua and shared that they haven't fully patched things up, "I have learned important things: self-worth, self-value, things I can tolerate, and what I can't tolerate. I made that clear to him. It was a rough patch but I didn't put whatever we built in our partnership to waste. So up to this day, he's still trying to gain my trust. And that's the truth. He's still trying to gain my trust. But we're okay. Accept, forgive, and move on. Life goes on."