Marco Gumabao admitted he used to have romantic feelings for his childhood friend Julia Barretto.
Marco and Julia answered intriguing questions about their long-time friendship over a bottle of tequila in the actress’ new series, Drink and Spill, for her YouTube channel.
“Was there ever a time you got attracted to Julia?” was just one of the controversial questions Julia asked Marco.
With full confidence, the actor admitted to having a crush on the young actress. He explained that there was a time they would always be together since they were under the same talent handler.
Despite his crush on her, Marco said he is thankful it didn’t blossom into a relationship.
“Thankful din ako na we stayed as friends because solid talagang kaibigan si Julia. Minalas siya kasi di niya ako sinagot,” he joked.
Julia then shared that when Marco tried to pursue her three or four years ago, she had just gotten out of a relationship.
“Heartbroken kasi siya nun. Oo, wrong timing ako,” Marco recalled.
“Sinabi ko naman sa kanya na I’m so proud of you and it’s so brave you to tell me how you feel about me and I appreciate it. Also, really at the time, I wasn’t ready,” Julia said.
Julia is thankful that they never had an awkward moment after that “confession”. The two continue to be very good friends.
Julia and Marco first met when they were four and seven years old, respectively. Their friendship progressed when they were under the same talent management Star Magic. Both are now being managed by Viva Artists Agency.
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