Julia Barretto took to social media on Monday to defend herself from those accusing her of abandoning Joshua Garcia during the after-party of variety show “ASAP Natin ‘To” in California.
This after ABS-CBN Music head Roxy Liquigan reported on Sunday that real-life couple Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla kept Joshua company upon seeing him all by himself during the said event.
In fairness talaga Kay Kath and djp, Ng Makita nila si Joshua na kumakain Ng mag Isa dito sa after party, talagang lumipat sila Ng table at tinabihan si joshua. :)
— ROXYLIQUIGAN (@Roxy_Liquigan) August 4, 2019
Eto Ang table ni Kath and djp, then Nakita ni dj si joshua mag Isa sa table... pic.twitter.com/lG0QdVxs0B— ROXYLIQUIGAN (@Roxy_Liquigan) August 4, 2019
At tumabi na sila Kay Joshua... pic.twitter.com/yEvFSCKY8L— ROXYLIQUIGAN (@Roxy_Liquigan) August 4, 2019
At Eto pa... pic.twitter.com/OxADiuJgy3— ROXYLIQUIGAN (@Roxy_Liquigan) August 4, 2019
On Twitter, Julia, in a response to a netizen, clarified that she did not abandon Joshua. In fact, it was the actor who “opted and requested to be left alone.”
The actress went on: “He asked to eat and mingle alone. Why are all these fingers being pointed at me YET AGAIN? Bakit na naman siya kawawa sa naging choice and decision niya, and bakit kasalanan ko pa ‘to? Wala kumakawawa sa kanya.
“Masyado nage-enjoy [mga] tao gawin kawawa si Joshua sa lahat ng bagay, kahit wala na connection sa kahit ano. May magawa lang na story. Trust me, the guy is ok. He enjoyed himself last night. Wala sila lahat alam. Wait lang kayo.”
Prior to the incident, Joshua and Julia were photographed together before departing for the United States for the “ASAP Natin ‘To: Bay Area” concert, which happened last August 3.
Currently, the former couple, who in June announced their change of status to being “best friends”, are embroiled in a controversy romantically linking Julia to her “Between Maybes” leading man and Bea Alonzo’s boyfriend Gerald Anderson.
In the wake of the issue, Joshua has several times came to his former girlfriend’s defense, saying he hurts for Julia amid rumors tagging her as a third party.
In late of July, Bea broke her silence by going on the record that she and Gerald “did not break up, he just started not talking to me”, when asked to clarify their current status after the latter supposedly claimed that they had already called it quits.
Meanwhile, while they have yet to answer to these claims, both Julia and Gerald hinted that there's more to what has been said after hawk-eyed fans caught the both of them liking an Instagram post arguing that "there's always two sides to every story," just a day after Bea's interview with the press.