What Nadine Lustre told Yassi Pressman amid James-Issa romance rumors
Yassi Pressman stressed that all is well between her and Nadine Lustre amid the romance speculations between her sister Issa and James Reid.
In a recently concluded press conference for her upcoming show Kurdapya, the actress said: “Sige po, para tapos na po ah. Isang beses ko lang po itong sasabihin—wala pong problema.”
“Kami po ni Nadine, okay po kami. Okay rin po ‘yung buong pamilya namin, at syempre po, bago po nag-public ang lahat, lahat po naasikaso in private. So lahat po, walang problema,” she explained.
Yassi noted that she and Nadine have been good friends since they were young and expressed her hope that people would just “let everyone be happy.”
She added that she has reached out to Nadine to clear the air and even opened up about feeling anxious amid the viral issue between her sister and Nadine's ex-boyfriend.
“Natuwa lang din po ako sa kanya, sabi ko, ‘Uy, girl, nagkaka-anxiety ako sa lahat ng mga tao.’ She said, ‘Sorry to hear that. I hope you’re feeling better.’ Kasi ‘yun po talaga ‘yung totoong kaibigan. Siya po ‘yung nagsabi noon—‘I hope you’re feeling better.’”
Issa’s rumored relationship with James also came as a surprise to Yassi. “Nagulat din po ako, sabay-sabay po tayo.”
“Pero nung sinabi po sa akin 'yun recently, hinayaan ko na lang po na mag-decision 'yung mga tao. They’re old enough to make their own decisions naman po. Lahat po ng tao may choice. At kung walang ibang tao namang tinatapakan, feeling ko wala naman pong problema,” she said.
This comes after a photo of Issa holding hands with James went viral on social media.
Issa was accused of being the third party in the former relationship of James and Nadine when they announced their split in 2020.
Issa was quick to slam the allegations, saying, “If I stay silent, I’m ‘guilty.’ If I stand up for myself, I’m ‘defensive.’ The world judges either way. But to end it here and now, everything is 100% false.” She also used the hashtag #ThinkBeforeYouClick.
Yassi took her sister’s side along with Nadine and James, who echoed then that Issa was not involved in their breakup in any way.
Just recently, James again noted that “the past rumors about Issa are just that, rumors.”
“I usually never address bashers or get involved in hate culture but I feel the need to speak up now because this is the start of something beautiful,” he said, “and I’m not gonna let anyone take that from me.”
“To my fans, all you need to know from me is that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been,” he added.
Nadine is currently in a relationship with French businessman Christophe Bariou. Dating speculations between them began in August 2021 after they were spotted in similar locations in Siargao. She went Instagram official with him in November of the same year.