"Malalampasan mo 'yan. I know you, you're the strongest girl na nakilala ko."
These were the encouraging words of Joshua Garcia to her love team partner and former girlfriend Julia Barretto amid the recent controversy involving her in the rumored breakup of Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson.
The conversation happened on Wednesday via a private exchange between the onscreen pair, collectively known as the popular tandem JoshLia, a screenshot of which was then shared by Julia on her Instagram Stories.
Joshua, in jest, added, "Takot nga ako sa 'yo eh."
"This guy knows how to find humor in everything!" was Julia's response.
This follows the two cryptic posts shared by the actor in the wake of rumors romantically linking his ex to her Between Maybes leading man, a speculation fueled by Bea's liking spree to posts on Instagram hinting at infidelity last Sunday. Meanwhile, Julia has been mum on the issue, but has since turned off the comments section of all of her posts after facing online backlash.
It could be recalled that the love team had earlier denied all allegations linking Julia to Gerald as they announced their decision to return to being "the best of friends".
Aside from Julia, both Bea and Gerald have yet to give their official statements regarding the matter.