Seems like there’s a new couple in town, but netizens have mixed reactions about the news.
On March 17, actor and Careless Music co-founder James Reid and entrepreneur Issa Pressman has soft launched each other on Instagram, sharing photos of them together from the recently concluded Harry Styles’ Love On Tour concert in Manila.
In their separate accounts, the rumored couple shared their own carousel posts from the "magical night."
In James' post, he shared snaps of his Gucci outfit, a video of them singing along to Watermelon Sugar, and a photo of Issa taking his photo.
Meanwhile, Issa also shared similar snaps, but her last photo from the series is a mirror selfie with James, who is seen holding her hand.
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Meanwhile, netizens expressed their dismay with the seeming “announcement,” confirming the past issue in 2020 that Issa Pressman was allegedly the third party of the JaDine split.
As of writing, “Issa Pressman,” “Yassi Pressman,” “Careless,” and “Nadine Lustre” has been taking over the trending topic list on Twitter.
One user wrote, “Di ba merong balita dati na si Issa Pressman daw ang dahilan ng break up ni Jadine? Parang totoo ah hehehe.”
“Sabi na eh. Lalabas at lalabas din. Palilipasin lng talaga nila yung issue muna eh,” another user said.
While most commenters quote the famous saying, “Time️ is the ultimate truth teller.”
Another user backs up Nadine, saying that she deserves peace and freedom.
“Super deny pa before and here they are. Instead of feeling hurt for nadine I am feeling extra happy for her getting away from them. She deserves the peace and freedom,” she wrote.
On the other hand, famous personalities shared their happiness for the two. Singer Leila Alcaside commented, “Cuteee,” while Alyana Asistio commented: “So kiligggg.”
Another user expressed her support for the two, saying the James deserves to have his special someone, given that he has been working hard on her work as a founder of Careless Music, also noting his ex-girlfriend, Nadine Lustre’s new relationship.
“Let's be happy na lang po for them Tagal na rin naman walang gf ni James and nagpapakasubsob sya sa work ng matagal na panahon deserve na dn naman niya eh si Nadine 2021 pa lang ny low-key bf nga.”
Netizens also pointed out how Yassi Pressman defended her sister amid the romance rumors with James in 2020.
so na-gaslight tayong lahat sa "cheating issue" ni james reid with issa pressman before? omg, can't believe they used nadine to save their asses. anglala. 😩 pic.twitter.com/xI9hktwCnj— + (@jjsshahshwbs) March 16, 2023
James and Nadine dated for almost four years until they split in November 2019. They only made the news public in January 2020.
That same month, rumors between James and Issa dating circulated online, fueling assumptions that Issa was the reason for their split.
In 2021, Nadine was rumored to be in a new relationship with Christophe Bariou after being spotted in Siargao. The actress made it Instagram official in January 2022.