- Julia Montes also has a deep devotion to the Black Nazarene
- She shares it with her rumored boyfriend Coco Martin
- The actress revealed she used to frequent Quiapo during her childhood
Coco Martin is known for his devotion to the Black Nazarene. Little did many know that his rumored girlfriend, Julia Montes likewise shares the same faith.
According to Philstar, Julia has revealed that she is also a Nazarene devotee. In fact, according to the actress, her devotion to the miraculous Poong Nazareno bega even before she and Coco became an item.
“Yes, napagkwentuhan namin ‘yun before and meron din naman akong beliefs and naging Catholic din naman ako ngayon, so I do believe in that,” Julia stated.
The "Asintado" actress recalled that during her childhood years, when they were still in Pandacan, they were near Quiapo and she and her grandmother would go to Quiapo Church aside from Baclaran.
“Nu’ng childhood ko, before nasa Pandacan kami, malapit kami sa Quiapo, dun kami nagsisimba ng lola ko bukod sa Baclaran.. So, meaningful s’ya sa’kin kasi lumaki akong lola’s girl tapos nagkataon, ‘yun ‘yung pinupuntahan naming church, so meaningful s’ya sa’kin every time may pupuntahan kami tapos dadaan ng church, talagang I make it a point na bababa ako at mag-pe-pray.”
Perhaps, she has seen how Coco's devotion to the Black Nazarene has seen him through the ups and downs of his career, which was why it's as though she was following the footsteps of Coco Martin.
Talking about her upcoming soap, "Asintado," the actress described her role as a tough woman, a role which is different from the many roles she used to play.
“Mas straightforward po s’ya and palaban. ‘Yung mga previous role ko, palaban din po sila, pero ito mas iba ‘yung journey n’ya that’s why iba rin ‘yung pinaglalaban. So, bagay na bagay ‘yung (title na) ‘Asintado’ kasi lahat kami may inaasinta,” the lovely actress said.
The actress ended her inteview by saying that although she and Coco have no plans for the upcoming Valentine's Day, Coco actually spends his weekends with her and her family.
She stated further that despite a busy schedule, Coco never fails to keep in touch.
Julia Montes started out her career as a child actress in ABS-CBN's Goin Bulilit.
Her career took a bright turn when she was pitted against Kathryn Bernardo and got the role of Clara in the remake of "Mara Clara."
Now, she is rumored to be Coco Martin's girlfriend and her career is simply in its full bloom.