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3 Things that JoshLia is Doing Right

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Being millennials ain’t got nothing on them.

In a press conference held last August 20, 2017 for their movie Love You to the Stars and Back, Joshua confirmed what was going on between him and on-screen partner, Julia Barretto, and we couldn’t be happier with how the two are going about their ‘relationship’.

There are so many love teams coming out, and it’s been a Filipino thing for as far back as we can remember, this whole shipping loveteams business, but even though it’s common, there are still those love teams that stand out. One of them is JoshLia. And here are 3 things that we think they’re doing right.

1. Making ligaw.

Joshua was open, honest, and candid about him pursuing Julia. He said he started this year (January) and after 8 months, well, he’s still pursuing her. But he noted that even if their official status hasn’t changed, internally, there is significant development,

Ganon pa rin po. Nanliligaw pa rin po pero malalim na ‘yung pinagsamahan namin. Mas kilala na namin ‘yung isa't isa.

Some people, not just celebs, are after the label of calling someone their gf or bf, but it’s nice to see that Joshua is taking his time and isn’t fazed by it.

2. Knowing their priorities

In the same press conference, Julia was asked if Joshua was her priority, and she said “If I’m being very honest, I’ve learned to prioritize my work but he’s become such an important person in my life and it’s not like nakakasagabal din naman siya sa trabaho ko, so I don’t see any problem naman kung if ever pagsabayin ‘yun.”

Agree! There’s nothing wrong with having a career and a love life as long as you’re able to balance the two, and it seems like these youngsters are off to a good start in being able to do just that.

3. Involving family in a good way

In any relationship, family plays a big role—whether their presence or their absence. And sometimes young people make the mistake of hiding their relationships from their parents or not letting their parents get to know their significant other.

Not these two.

Julia has said "Very well-loved naman siya by my family, very accepted at pag may gathering, hinahanap na rin siya kaya nakakatuwa para sa akin kasi siyempre gusto mo accepted,".

It’s good that she’s letting her family get to know Joshua even before they become officially a thing, this way, they start their foundation on strong footing. Family always holds quite a sway on whether or not your relationship will thrive.


Julia’s mother, Marjorie Barretto, has expressed her fondness for Joshua in saying


"Si Joshua kasi nakikita ko very maka-pamilya siya eh. So important sa amin na he likes being with our family. Parang he looks like a good son."

That being said, I think JoshLia is on their way to being a formidable couple in due time. For now, watch the kilig between them in their upcoming movie, Love You to the Stars and Back.

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