Ria Atayde admits that she’s “better off as friends” with actor Joshua Garcia.
In a report by Cosmopolitan Philippines, the “Misis Piggy” star set the record straight that she and Joshua are nothing more than friends.
"Well, feel ko kasi we laugh about it talaga at this point. It's Josh. He's such a dear friend to me and I feel like it's nice to know that we are as comfortable as we are with one another," she explained.
In fact, they are able to poke fun at Joshua being labeled as Ria’s “rumored boyfriend.”
"Mas na-reassure ako na he's everything. Rumored boyfriend ko nga daw siya pero mas nare-reassure ako sa lalim ng friendship namin for us to withstand the rumors and all. Whatever people throw at us, parang kampante ako that we could be friends forever,” she said.
Ria noted that the age difference is one factor why their chemistry wouldn’t blossom into romance.
"Josh is an attractive guy, he's just really younger and for me, it's such a... alam niyo 'yon? I'm 30 and Josh is what, turning 25 pa lang," she added.
Nonetheless, Ria’s happy to have an "amazing guy" like Joshua in her life as a friend for keeps.
"I mean I get it, Josh is an amazing guy. Some people are better off as friends kasi that way. Mas secure ka na hindi mo siya mawawala in your life so I guess that's it na lang rin na we're better off as friends so at least I know I can keep him forever," she spoke of her “Viral Scandal” co-actor.
Joshua is also being linked to Ateneo Women's Basketball player Trina Guytingco. In the same vein, Trina has also previously teased netizens by calling the actor her “rumored boyfriend” in one of her Instagram posts.
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