Gabbi Garcia says friendship with Julia Barretto is truly a no-network-war squad

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Aug 7, 2017
Gabbi Garcia says she and Julia Barretto were "partners in crime" back in high school.

It’s no secret that Gabbi Garcia and Julia Barretto are good friends.

They meet up from time to time. They say hi to each other on social media whenever they can. They attend each other’s parties.


But how did these two St. Paul Pasig alumnae become close friends?

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At the YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars event, Gabbi related, “I’ve known Julia since we were high school.

“We spent the senior year together.

“She was introduced to me as my classmate, not as an artista.

“So we became friends outside showbiz.”


Back then, “We were partners in crime.”

Gabbi elaborated, “Sabay kaming nag-cram para lang maka-graduate kami kasi hectic sked like tinawid talaga namin just to graduate high school.

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“Nag-summer pa nga kami para makabawas ng load, e.

“’Tapos sabay din kaming nag-end kasi nagpa-late kami kasi nga yung sked namin busy.

“So, ganun talaga. Kami talaga yung partners in crime nung high school.”


Given that both of them were popular and pretty, were they the school's #SquadGoals?

Smiling, she said, “Hindi naman. We were just students.

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“Kumbaga, we both enjoyed a normal life in school.”


Gabbi is a Kapuso star and Julia is with the Kapamilya network, do they ever talk about their showbiz career?

“No,” she quickly said.

“No network war talaga. Nakakaloka iyan.

“Whenever we are together, we talk about high school stuff, and there’s nothing about rivalry or what.

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“Actually, fans are happy sa friendship.”


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