Julia Barretto was the first to congratulate Joshua Garcia after he won New Movie Actor of the Year at the 33rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies.
Joshua shared in an interview with PEP that Julia only found out the news through social media, then texted him immediately after.
“Proud daw siya sa akin na nanalo ako ng award," he shared. "Sabi niya pa, 'yun lang daw yung simula, mas marami ka pang makukuha.”
Joshua further related that after the awards night, he threw a small thanksgiving party at home, where Julia was present.
Asked if Julia already said 'yes' to him, Joshua said that he's waiting for it.
“Hindi pa, e. Isang ‘O’ pa lang yung natatanggap ko, eh," he joked. “Wala pa, hinihintay ko pa yung isa!”
Nevertheless, Joshua said that he's happy to have Julia in his life, even if they aren't officially a couple yet.
"Handa naman akong maghintay," he said.
Joshua and Julia star in the millennial romance film "Love You to the Stars and Back." Directed by Antoinette Jadaone, it is now on its second week in cinemas nationwide.