Months after admitting she's in love, is Julia Barretto slowly opening up about her love life?
On Instagram over the weekend, the actress posted a photo of her cradling her new pet dog while sitting in the front passenger seat of a car.
In the caption, she simply wrote: “New baby St. Bernard."
However, what caught the netizens' attention was the hairy arm of the man beside her on the driver's seat.
In the comment section of her post, several fans speculated as to the identity of the man, whose face is not seen in the photo. However, many of the guesses pointed at her "Between Maybes" leading man Gerald Anderson, with whom she has been romantically linked since 2019, the same year the actor broke up with his former girlfriend, actress Bea Alonzo.
Just recently, Julia and Gerald became the subject of rumors anew, after a photo of the actress wearing a necklace with a "G" pendant, as well as snaps of them apparently taken in the same mountain in Tanay, Rizal, circulated online.
In a November 2020 interview with Mega Entertainment, Julia admitted that she is currently "in love," but remained tight-lipped about the identity of the person she is in love with.
Reflecting on her past experience, the actress admitted that it was traumatizing for her to see her previous relationship fall apart in the public eye.
Julia was previously in a relationship her former onscreen partner Joshua Garcia.
Coming from the said experience, Julia said she realized that she needs to protect her peace and privacy moving forward.
"One of the things I made myself confident in when it comes to my personal relationships is that, I’m in control. I am in total control of how much I am only willing to share and how much I am only allowing people to know. I’ve already come to realize how important it is to protect your peace and privacy—and that both go well together,” she said.