Legendary actress Claudine Barretto recently reacted on the news that her niece Julia Barretto and her partner Joshua Garcia may be next in line to inherit the throne of Claudine’s own legendary loveteam romance with late actor Rico Yan. In her interview with ABS-CBN during the Star Magic Ball 2017, the actress weighs in on this most-talked about topic.
Most fans can agree that the Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto duo is one of the premier loveteams in the country today. The two actors have created something special that many of their fans can’t seem to get enough of – their innocent appeal and genuine honesty for each other translates on and off the screen.
A photo of the two made the rounds online and has netizens believe that they are the loveteam who will follow after Claudine Barretto and Rico Yan. It was a picture of Joshua kissing Julia’s forehead while the latter had her arms up Joshua’s neck and has her eyes closed. This reminded people strongly of Claudine and Rico – the premier love team during their generation..
This could probably be the highest compliment given to any loveteam of this generation because a lot of people keep Claudine and Rico’s team on a pedestal – a standard for all kilig loveteams. Thousands of Filipino fans became very invested in the Rico-Claudine relationship that was the first of its kind.
When Claudine Barretto attended the Star Magic Ball, which was also attended by JoshLia, it couldn’t be helped that she was asked about what she thought of trending topic. And Claudine kept it as real as she can, she admits that she doesn’t want anyone to be compared to her and Rico.
Why? Well, since Julia is her niece, Claudine wants her to surpass whatever standard she has created in show business. Claudine knows that Julia could be better and if she chooses the right projects. Julia could definitely achieve that goal because she is a talented actress.
“Ako, ayaw ko talaga. Ayaw ko na sila ‘yung next,” the actress admitted. “Bilang pamangkin ko, I want na higitan pa niya ‘yun sana. Given the right projects lang, she’s doing very well. Magaling siyang umarte. Naniniwala ako na kaya niya. Kaya nila.”
The veteran celebrity said that she wants JoshLia to create a name for themselves and have their own identity apart from the previous people who went before them.
Do you agree with the speculations about JoshLia or would you want them to have their own identity like Claudine said? Are you excited for what is in store for this rising loveteam? What about Claudine? Do you miss her on-screen? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!