Years after they last worked together, Kapamilya artist Julia Montes continues to be romantically linked to “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano” star Coco Martin. Much has been written by showbiz columnists on Coco being Julia’s boyfriend, but the pair continued to remain mum over rumors. Julia, however, offered an explanation as to why others insist there’s something ‘special’ between them.
“Kasi, siguro, close talaga kami. Hindi lang siya naging close dahil lang sa trabaho, kasi prior nga, lagi naming sinasabi before pa, nagkasama na kami,” she said.
“Hindi siya yung parang after work, wala na. May communication pa rin,” Julia added.
According to the PEP report, the pair appeared together in two ABS-CBN drama series, “Ikaw Lamang” and “Ikaw Lamang 2”.
During the press conference for her new action-drama series “Asintado”, the 22-year-old actress also refuted allegations that she is ‘selosa’ when it comes to Coco’s other leading ladies.
“Bakit ako magdyi-jealous? Hindi po. And actually, sabi ko nga, e, bagay sila as love team. Wala dapat ipagselos,” she pointed out. “Ang selfish ko naman.”
According to showbiz website PEP, Julia added that it never bothered her when she wasn’t cast as Coco’s leading lady at his top-rated series.
When asked if Coco is the perfect boyfriend material, Julia evasively answered, “Maano siya, maalagang tao, mabait, mapagmahal. So, kung as a boyfriend, yes.”
And when prompted if he acts like a boyfriend to her, she immediately quipped, “For sure, sa iba din.”
Aside from keeping their communication lines open, Julia and Coco also live in the same exclusive subdivision in Quezon City. Back when Julia was looking for real estate property, she was working with Coco in a project and he offered a suggestion since he already lives in the area.
“Nagtatanong ako kung saan ang mga okay. May mga nakita ako, at tatlo sigurong property nakita ko sa Casa Milan. Tapos sabi niya, okay naman, kasi andun siya,” she recalled.
Although they settled in the same village, Julia and Coco aren’t just houses away from each other. “Hindi naman tawid-tawiran lang, ilang streets din. Kapitbahay,” she clarified.
Likewise, Julia revealed that she considers Coco as her mentor, especially with acting.
“Giving kasi siyang tao, e. Talagang parang ang tawag ko sa kanya, mentor. Nung nag-i-start [pa lang ako] sa trabaho, talagang gina-guide niya talaga ako,” Julia shared.
“Tsaka ganun siyang tao, e, hindi lang siya sa akin, sa mga nakakatrabaho niya. Talagang giving siya, e,” she said, beaming.
Despite Coco’s hectic taping schedule for “Ang Probinsyano” and other projects, Julia disclosed that she and Coco were able to maintain their close relationship amidst persistent rumors.
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