Sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon, umamin si James Reid, 26, na ilang beses na niyang muntikang talikuran ang showbiz dahil sa depression.
Sa palabas na TWBA (Tonight With Boy Abunda) Dressing Room Exclusive! kagabi, October 28, inilahad ni James sa host ng programa na si Boy Abunda ang dahilan kung bakit muntik na siyang mag-quit sa showbiz.
Saad ng Kapamilya actor, “Yeah, many times.
"Most of the time was before Nadine and I got together.
“I can say that was probably the height of my depression.”
Si Nadine Lustre, 25, ang reel-and-real life girlfriend ni James.
Gaano kaseryoso niya itong ikinukunsidera noon?
Tugon niya, “Serious enough for me to I wanna just drop everything, yup, like, saying goodbye to everything.
“I was still so affected by what fans said.
“At that time, I was still so affected by what people were telling me how to be me, people telling me what to do with my life."
Dahil daw sa dikta ng mga tagahanga, nagmuni-muni muna si James ukol dito sa ibang bansa.
Saad niya, “At that time, I took a trip to Japan by myself.
“I wanted to get away from the country, away from the fans and bashers alike.”
May ilang taon na ang nakararaan nang tinadtad ng bashers si James dahil sa party-sightings nito kasama ang ibang babae, na hindi nagustuhan ng JaDine fans nila ni Nadine.
Dagdag pa ni James, pagkabalik niya sa bansa galing Japan, doon na raw lalong naging maigting ang ugnayan ng relasyon nila ni Nadine.
“With her, I didn’t have to pretend.
“I could just be myself completely, like, pick my nose in front of her.
“In the end, she became the only one I wanted to please.
“And she definitely helped me through the darkest time of my life, and I’ve been there for her, through hers.
“I’m more open now, so none of that stuff gets me anymore.
“So I’m in, yeah, probably in the best of my life.”
Naudlot daw ang balak niyang talikuran ang limelight dahil na rin sa kanyang nobya.
Ani James, “No one understood me the way that she did.
“And I couldn’t talk to anyone else about my problems.
“Being able to share it with someone because, like, I would just bottle it all up and tried to forget it, but it doesn’t work that way.
“Like, pain shared is half the pain.”
Inamin ni James sa isang naunang panayam na magka-live in na sila ni Nadine.