People did not expect the news about Joshua Garcia and Bella Racelis being in a *rumored* relationship to be a part of their 2022 bingo card, but it happened. From rumored ~dedicated~ Spotify playlists to actually being spotted holding hands in public, the internet felt kilig with each new development in their budding relationship.
Things seemed to change, however, when Joshua cleared up rumors that he's currently dating or in a relationship in his recent interview with Ogie Diaz. "Single," Joshua quickly answered when asked about his status. "So hindi totoo yung ano?" Ogie followed up, seemingly referring to his rumored relationship with the YouTuber.
"Wag na nating pag-usapan ‘yan, basta ako, single ako. Nag-iisa ako diba? Wala nga akong kasama sa Japan eh," Joshua reiterated, noting that he was the "fifth wheel" during his trip to Japan with celebrity friends Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Ria Atayde, and Zanjoe Marudo.
Naturally, the internet had mixed reactions to this revelation. Some netizens felt angered on Bella's behalf that Joshua seemingly "denied" her by making this statement.
On the other side of the coin, netizens are saying that Joshua wasn't in the wrong when he said he was single, because neither of them technically admitted to dating each other in the first place—despite all the "evidence" online.
Bella has been mostly mum about this new development, though she posted a new TikTok video over the weekend that fans speculate is her *response* to everything that has happened so far. In the 13-second video, she is seen lip-syncing to Taylor Swift's song "Bejeweled," specifically these lyrics: "And I miss you, but I miss sparkling. Best believe I'm still bejeweled when I walk in the room, I can still make the whole place shimmer." Hmmm.
The comment section was filled with her fans saying she's "too good" for Joshua anyway, and that they'll continue to support her. As of this writing, however, the comment section for that specific video has been turned off.
Eagle-eyed fans also spotted that Joshua has deleted or archived his Instagram Reel of Bella's pictures that he took that was previously posted on his film account.