Joshua Garcia, who was born and raised in Batangas, made no secret of the fact that he came from a broken family.
Speaking to PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), the 20-year-old actor said he currently lives with his father Geo Garcia and elder sister Renza.
Joshua also has three paternal half-siblings and two other half-siblings from his mother Fe's side of the family.
“Yes, kasama Papa and ate ko sa bahay. Mama ko nasa ibang bansa, nagtatrabaho.
“'Tapos yung lola ko, nasa tito ko na pari, kasi kailangan ng tito ko na pari ng kasama.
“Kahit lumaki ako na broken family, masaya ako kasi okey sila.”
PEP.ph had an interview with Joshua at the presscon for The Good Son, held at Tivoli Royale Clubhouse in Quezon City last March 19.
In YES! Magazine’s March 2017 issue, he spoke of being raised from infancy to elementary by his paternal grandmother, Fely, and his parish priest uncle, Fr. Gerry Garcia.
It was only when his uncle was assigned to a different diocese, and couldn’t bring him along anymore that Joshua came to live with his father.
Looking back at his struggles in the past, Joshua told PEP.ph that he’s beyond grateful to have landed a career that he loves and at the same time helps him give his family a better life.
“Ang saya ko lang kasi nasa posisyon ko ako ngayon. Mas gagawin ko pa lahat para makamit ko yung mga pangarap ko para sa akin at sa pamilya ko.”
It was in 2014 when Joshua first entered show business via ABS-CBN’s reality show Pinoy Big Brother: All In.
Subsequently, he bagged meaty roles in several Kapamilya soaps including Nasaan Ka Nang Kailangan Kita (2015), The Greatest Love (2016-2017), and The Good Son (2017-2018).
He also starred in box-office movies Vince & Kath & James (2016) and Love You To The Stars And Back (2017) opposite Julia Barretto, now his rumored girlfriend.
But ever since he started working, Joshua said he doesn’t really spend much on luxurious items even if it’s just to reward himself after a job well done.
Asked about his biggest investment, he replied, “Wala pa, kasi sabi sa akin ng tito ko, kailangan ko magtiis para magkaroon ako.
“Kaya ngayon, nagtitiis ako para lahat ng dreams ko, isang bigla, makuha ko.”
Joshua added that a huge chunk of his earnings goes to his savings for him to build his own house someday.
“Gusto ko ng bahay siyempre, para hindi na ako umuupa.
“Kasi mas mahal pa yung binabayaran ko sa upa, e. Gusto ko rin yung restaurant, investment na business.”