- Julia Barretto’s appreciation birthday post for her friend Marco Gumabao has gone viral
- The two have known each other since they were kids because Marco’s father and Julia’s aunt were friends
- Julia and Marco, however, only became close when they became Star Magic talents and have been into several workshops together
- Since then, the two have maintained their friendly relationship and would communicate with each other every now and then
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Julia Barretto’s appreciation post for her close friend, Marco Gumabao, in connection with the actor’s birthday, has gone viral.
The two have known each other since they were kids due to the fact that Dennis Roldan, the father of Marco, is a friend to one of Julia’s aunt.
However, the two became close after they went under the management of Star Magic, where they did several workshops together.
Julia’s message for Marco on her IG Stories exuded warmth and familiarity, indicating close friendship with the actor.
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The post consists of a photo of her and Marco wearing construction hard hats with a caption that denoted familiarity.
“Marco!!! Happy birthday. Ang tunay na definition ng totoong kaibigan. We appreciate you Marcs kahit palagi ka namin inaasar at kahit palagi kita pinapagalitan!” Julia wrote in her post.
It wasn’t clear whether the photo was taken only recently or a year or two before.
In past interviews with Julia, the actor admitted having felt something for Julia when he was still in his early twenties and the actress was just around 19 years old.
Marco said that when two friends work closely together, it is not impossible for one of them to fall for the other.
Nothing came out of that though, but the two were able to maintain their friendly relationship with each other up to now.
Julia’s IG Stories post is proof of that close friendly relationship, where she even admitted scolding the actor every now and then.
Julia Francesca Barretto Baldivia, more popularly known as Julia Barretto, is a Pinay actress, model, and endorser. She was born on March 10, 1997 to actor Dennis Padilla and actress Marjorie Barretto. Julia is a member of the influential Barretto clan, whose showbiz members include award-winning actresses like Gretchen and Claudine Barretto. Julia attended Miriam College in Quezon City during her elementary years and went to high school at St. Paul College in Pasig City. She rose to fame after portraying the role of Anna Calugdan in ABS-CBN’s Kokey. She later became part of Star Magic Batch 19 and soon, starred in the noontime TV soap, Mirabella. Her roles in various TV soaps eventually helped her become successful in many movie films and TV series.
The actress would oftentimes post on Instagram sweet photos of her and her BF, Gerald Anderson. In one photo, the couple was shown at a dock, holding each other closely, radiating unmistakable love and care for each other. Juls was wearing a lovely white dress, paired with a cute beige hat. On the other hand, Gerald was wearing a striped polo, with the colors green, white and light yellow.
The actress would also post new vlog updates on her YouTube channel. In her latest video, the 24-year-old actress featured Gerald Anderson and her mother, Marjorie Barretto. For the vlog, Julia decided to challenge the two and did the 'Who Knows Me Better' video tag. The result of the game had JuRald fans squealing out of delight as Julia said both Gerald and Marjorie know her well.