Julie Anne San Jose has admitted her budding romance with fellow Kapuso star Benjamin Alves.
In fact, the two have become more open about exchanging sweet messages on Twitter.
The 22-year-old singer-actress told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal): “I’m not gonna hide anything.
“We’re good. We’re getting to know each other.
“I’ve known him for two years. Ngayon, mas kinikilala namin yung isa’t isa.”
But Julie Anne maintained that she wants to build a “good foundation” with Benjamin before putting a label in their relationship.
She reiterated, “I’ll leave it at that.
“Basta okey kami. We get along.
“Happy ako sa company niya. Ganun din naman siya sa akin, I believe.”
After much prodding from other entertainment reporters, Julie Ann admitted that she finds Benjamin "attractive."
She shyly added, “I like him.”
One of the things they have in common is their love for poetry.
“Nagsusulat din po ako. I like writing songs.
“I’m actually collecting poems na isinusulat ko. We share stuff [poems].”
As for getting her parents' approval, Julie Anne said that her parents trust her to be sensible when it comes to matters of the heart.
“Okey naman din po sila. Sinasabi din po nila na nasa tamang edad na ako.
"Naka-graduate na ako, nasa right timing na.
“Hindi naman nila ako pinagbabawalan [to entertain a suitor], kung saan ako masaya sinusuportahan nila.”
Does her dad know about her growing closeness to Benjamin?
Julie Anne replied, smiling, “He’s fine with it.”