Erich Gonzales calls Julia Barretto and Janella Salvador her "sisters."
The trio, all ABS-CBN actresses, found some time off their hectic schedules and had a mini-reunion last December 2018.
Erich posted their group photo on Instagram and wrote, "Friends are the sisters we choose."
Janella also treasures the friendship she has with Erich and Janella.
She uploaded a photo of the three of them on Instagram and wrote, "Friends who help you get back on track when you’re lost and this crazy world sucks the life out of you—they’re for keeps.
"I can’t express how thankful I am. I'm in tears."
Erich opened up about her friendship with Julia in an exclusive interview last Thursday, February 21, at the launch of Snail White in Whitespace, Makati City.
The 28-year-old Star Magic talent said their friendship started in 2014 when they went to South Africa with Maja Salvador for a magazine cover shoot.
Since then, their relationship has blossomed to being best friends from being just acquaintances.
"We see each other before, for example, like ASAP or pag may work sa ABS-CBN," Erich recalled.
"But then, we really got to know each other when we went to South Africa.
"Nag-shoot kami dun for a magazine cover. From there, naging constant yung communication."
Their friendship has touched the hearts of some netizens who dubbed them "friendship goal."
Subsequently, the hashtag #JulRich went viral on social media.
Their South Africa trip was just the first of many trips abroad that Erich and Julia took together.
The two Kapamilya actresses have visited Japan and Hong Kong together.
Julia would often invite Erich to tag along on her vacations abroad with her family.
Erich narrated, "Even the whole family na rin, naging close na ako sa kanila. So, I'm grateful for that friendship."
She added, "What I usually say, yung mga unexpected friendships, yun talaga yung maganda kasi hindi mo aakalain na magiging ganito pala.
"So surprised, maganda, maganda yung outcome."
When asked what was the sweetest thing they had done for each other, Erich answered, "Siguro, just by being there for each other.
"Yun talaga yun, through ups and downs. Kahit maliliit na bagay, yun naman talaga yung nagma-matter.
"Yun, nire-remind namin yung isa't isa na we're there, like no matter what happens, we have each other."