‘With her, I didn’t have to pretend to be anyone’: James Reid on Nadine Lustre


When asked if he ever wanted to walk away from showbiz, James Reid was quick to answer that he has had a lot of moments where he just wanted to drop everything and go. 

During an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda, James revealed how Nadine Lustre has helped him get through the darkest times of his life. 

“Yeah, many times. Most of the times were before Nadine and I got together. I can say that was probably the height of my depression,” he said. 

According to the actor, his state was serious enough for him to “say goodbye to everything.”

“I was still so affected by what fans said. At the time, I was still so affected by what people were telling me and everything like that. People telling me how to be — what to do with my life,” he added. 

During this time of his life, he took a trip to Japan by himself. James said he wanted to get away from fans and bashers. 

“When I got back, me and Nadine, it really started to kick off. I don’t know, with her, I didn’t have to pretend to be anyone,” he said. 

Like other couples, they’ve got each other’s back as James mentioned Nadine was there during the darkest time of his life and he was there in hers also. 

For James, with Nadine beside him, “pain shared is half the pain.”

Rossane Ramos
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