Julia Barretto has admitted that she is currently in love and happy.
“Would you say you’re in love?” writer G3 San Diego asked Julia on her Mega Magazine feature this November.
To which Julia candidly answered, “Yeah.”
However, Julia decided to keep the identity of the person she's in love with a secret.
Rumors that Julia was off the market again first started in March after she posted a photo from her 23rd birthday, which she celebrated with her "family and a loved one." The "Block Z" actress was asked about this last May during an interview on a radio show, but she kept mum and did not confirm nor deny if she was, indeed, in a relationship. Instead, she said her heart was "happy."
She also vowed to "protect" her personal affairs with "all that I have."
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Julia maintained this stance in her Mega Magazine interview.
She spoke candidly about the stress and trauma that comes with having a highly publicized relationship, saying, "I think nobody understands the kind of trauma of having a relationship so public, and then also have a lot of people see when your relationship fails. Like it’s so traumatizing for me because I genuinely cared about this guy, I genuinely loved this guy, and then I shared so much that when we broke up they thought they knew the whole story."
Her last known public relationship was with her former reel-and-real life partner, Joshua Garcia.
"[People] thought they knew my pains, they thought they knew my joys, they thought they knew everything—all the reasons that caused the breakup. But nobody really does," she pressed.
Now, she simply wants to protect her privacy.
"One of the things I made myself confident in when it comes to my personal relationships is that I’m in control. I am in total control of how much I am only willing to share and how much I am only allowing people to know. I’ve already come to realize how important it is to protect your peace and privacy—and that both go well together,” she said.
After all the trials she has faced, Julia said she's now "content" with the life she's created for herself.
“It’s just a fulfilling emotion—the feeling of contentment and I’m able to arrive in that place in my life at such an early age. I’m content and I’m secured and it just came so unexpectedly. It may be misunderstood by many but it makes so much sense for me and that’s all that really matters,” she admitted.
“I’m so excited for the future. I think everything is just coming together,” she added.
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