Love and Relationships

The closure we all need? Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia break hearts on Valentine’s Day

This is AI generated summarization, which may have errors. For context, always refer to the full article.

The closure we all need? Julia Barretto, Joshua Garcia break hearts on Valentine’s Day

REEL LIFE. Netizens were quick to point out the parallels between the music video and the couple's breakup.

Screenshot from Moira dela Torre's YouTube channel

Users online couldn't help but compare real and reel-life in the music video for Moira dela Torre's 'Paubaya'

Reel or real, Julia Barreto and Joshua Garcia’s breakup in Moira dela Torre’s music video for “Paubaya” broke hearts on Valentine’s Day.

While others praised Julia and Joshua’s acting, some couldn’t help but connect their dialogue in the video to their real-life breakup in 2019.

Their breakup was one of the most talked about in 2019. Around that time, Julia was also linked to her Between Maybes leading man Gerald Anderson – a rumor both denied. 

In the emotional music video, Julia and Joshua play characters that are presumably fictionalized versions of themselves. After Julia leaves Joshua at the altar, they return to the church, apologize to each other, and forgive each other for their shortcomings.

Netizens went into overdrive reading between the lines. Both actors are credited as co-writers for the dialogue in the music video.

The music video was both praised and scrutinized online, with most reading it as a sign that the former lovers had found closure in real life. Viewers applauded the actors’ willingness to lay bare their raw feelings.

As of writing, the video has over 5 million views on YouTube. #PaubayaMusicVideo was also a top Philippine Twitter trend as of 2 pm on February 15.

Julia Barretto and Joshua Garcia first made waves in their 2016 film, Vince and Kath and James. It was their first film together.

Singer Moira dela Torre also composed and sung the theme song for the pair’s second movie in 2017, Love You to the Stars and Back.


Add a comment

Sort by

There are no comments yet. Add your comment to start the conversation.

Summarize this article with AI

How does this make you feel?

Download the Rappler App!