They may not be in a relationship, but Nadine Lustre admits that she has a special bond with perennial leading man James Reid.
The 21-year-old Kapamilya actress said in YES! Magazine’s February 2016 issue, “I guess I have this unconditional love na din po for him, kasi nga, since we do everything together; he knows what I feel.
“I know what he feels. ‘Tsaka parang he’s important to me.”
Nadine further said that she enjoys looking after James’s needs at work.
“Pero I take care of him din most of the time, kasi nga walang nag-aalaga sa kanya.
“And he’s very carefree and careless until now. So parang kailangan may nagbabantay talaga sa kanya,” she explained.
Adding that she’s caring by nature, Nadine said, “Tapos po, like tanungin mo siya, ‘O, how do you feel?' Bigyan ko siyang gamot, bigyan ko siyang vitamins and all.
“’Are you hungry?’ Sabi niya, ‘Yeah.’ ‘What do you want?’ ‘I want a sandwich.’
“Kaya hanap ako ng may sandwich, nagpa-order ako. Kasi, usually po sa taping, gano’n din, bumibili din po ako ng food.”
One would think that it’s easy for either one of them to develop romantic notions with their undeniable onscreen chemistry and strong friendship off cam.
But as Nadine opened up about her family life and how she almost lost her chance to make it in showbiz, it becomes clear why she has paid single-minded attention to her craft for now.
Nevertheless, she is not totally closing her doors to a possible romance in the future.
“Hindi naman zero ang chance. Kami, talagang hindi po muna namin iniisip.
“May chance naman po. Huwag lang muna talaga.”
Grab a copy of YES! February 2016 issue for the complete story of Nadine's childhood, how she became the family breadwinner, and how she developed love for her craft.