‘Happiest I’ve ever been’: James Reid speaks up on Issa Pressman issue, denies past rumors

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 18)— Actor-singer James Reid finally broke his silence amid backlash on his rumored relationship with fellow celebrity Issa Pressman.

In a social media post late Friday night, Reid shot down netizens’ criticisms against Pressman — who was accused of being a third party in his breakup with Nadine Lustre in 2020.

“I’m only gonna say this once," Reid wrote. "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 also said.

“I’m not gonna let anyone take that from me," Reid added.

While the Careless Music founder did not outright confirm that he is dating Pressman, he sent this message to his followers: “All you need to know from me is that I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.”

The internet went abuzz in the past few days after Reid and Pressman shared photos of each other on their respective Instagram accounts.

One particular snapshot that caught netizens’ attention was the one showing them holding hands while taking a mirror selfie. The two also shared stories of their recent concert date.

Pressman, an artist under Reid's record label, has yet to issue a comment on the issue.