Bimby Aquino has made no secret of his crush for Julia Barretto - ever since his mom Kris started working with her for “I Love You, Hater,” he has shown how much he admires her through cute gifts and notes.
Kris also affirmed this at the “I Love You, Hater” Grand Media Launch last week, and shared that Bimby is just waiting in the wings should Julia and onscreen partner (and rumored boyfriend) Joshua Garcia part ways.
“Bimb is so in love ewith Julia… he’s just waiting na may gawin kang (Joshua) mali. Sabi niya, ‘In 7 years when I’m 18, Ate Julia will still just be in her 20s… pwede. We can be together,” she shared.
Kris furthered that Bimby once kissed Julia on the lips 40 times (!!!) while on the set of their movie.
“Nung nagshu-shooting kami… itong si Bimb parang hinahalikan ako dahil moment namin ‘to ni Julia na three pages ‘yung script so kunwari kino-comfort ako. Aba, every one kiss sa akin [sa cheek], sa lips ‘yung kay Julia!” Kris exclaimed. “Iba ang kamandag… she is just so raw and so real. I just have to say… that my son identifies so much with her. That already means you have a gift. If someone can see so much in you, your life experiences, that will mean na napakagaling mong artista.”
Meanwhile, Julia shared in a press interview today, June 26, that she’s happy she has an admirer in Bimby.
“Love na love ko si Bimby, meron akong soft spot para sa kanya kasi naiintindihan ko siya bilang tao,” she said. “Maalaga si Bimby, bata pa lang marunong nang mag-alaga ng babae, ng katrabaho ng Mommy niya. Ang galing ng pagpapalaki sa kanya ni Tita Kris.”
Joshua added that he’s happy Bimby sees all the good qualities Julia has.
“Nakakatuwa… siyempre sino ba naman ang hindi hahanga dito?” he asked. “Napakaganda, napakabait, at higit sa lahat, napakatalino.”
“I Love You, Hater” opens in cinemas July 11.
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