Coco Martin, aged 41, and Julia Montes, aged 28, have recently confirmed their long-speculated relationship after years of avoiding the topic. Despite being frequently seen together and expressing affectionate messages on social media to celebrate their career and personal milestones, the couple had chosen to remain tight-lipped about their status.
However, in a recent interview, they decided to open up about their relationship, highlighting the beauty of keeping it private for many years. Coco Martin expressed, “We’re no longer kids, so whatever people see and think about us, that’s what it is. I believe that a private life is more enjoyable, peaceful, and devoid of unnecessary issues. Right now, we are happy.” He shared these thoughts with “TV Patrol’s” MJ Felipe during a celebrity watch party for their upcoming series, “Unbreak My Heart.” The rumors of Martin courting Montes had emerged in 2011, but the couple chose to remain silent. The following year, they worked together in the TV drama “Walang Hanggan,” followed by the romantic movie “A Moment In Time.”
Reflecting on their journey together, Martin added, “It feels amazing because we have been together for 12 years, and things are still the same. We look forward to working together on projects, and whenever we get the chance, we go out together. People see us, but we are able to maintain privacy in our personal lives.”
Montes, sitting beside Martin at the event, expressed her gratitude, saying, “We feel incredibly blessed for everything we have achieved. God has always been at the center of our lives.”
While their revelation about being a couple is no longer surprising, netizens focused on their significant 13-year age gap during MJ Felipe’s interview. Critics swiftly judged Martin, stating that he would have been too old to court Montes in 2011, as he would have been 29 or 30 years old while she would have been 16 or 17.
Some even went as far as suggesting that Martin had groomed Montes, leading supporters of their relationship to call out the critics for hastily drawing conclusions.
Coco Martin and Julia Montes have chosen to embrace their relationship publicly, highlighting the importance of privacy and happiness in their personal lives. Despite the scrutiny and judgments from some netizens, the couple remains resilient and grateful for their enduring partnership, with God as their guiding force. As they continue their journey together, their fans eagerly await their upcoming projects, eager to witness their on-screen chemistry once again.