It seems that Nadine Lustre herself does not believe that Issa Pressman is the third party that triggered the end of her nearly four-year relationship with James Reid.
This is apparent in the Instagram post of Issa’s elder sister Yassi on Wednesday (January 22). Yassi’s photo shows she and Nadine were together drinking wine on the night of January 21, or just when netizens were bombarding social media with hate messages against Issa for her alleged role in the JaDine breakup.
Yassi said she and Nadine found the social media posts amusing at first, until the attacks against her sister became too harsh.
She commented in her post: “This was me and nadz last night, watching how some of us become cruel over untrue statements. Initially we all laughed about how crazy the things that woke us up yesterday were, and then…. they started getting out of hand, at di na yun tama.. Ayaw na po sana namin patulan, but we decided to post something because cyber-bullying is not okay, it is never okay.”
Yassi said she was forced to speak over Instagram in defense of her sister because Issa would rather just remain quiet over the dragging of her name into the issue. “Hindi po papatol ang kapatid ko sa mga sinasabi ninyo. Pero bilang Ate, hindi ko naman po yata kayang panuorin na patuloy po siyang binabato ng mga masasakit na salita dahil nananahimik siya.”
She appealed to netizens to “be careful with the words you say, and things you think are true on social media.”
“They’re not always the truth. Do not be so quick to point fingers, when you do not have the proper information,” she continued. “We’re all okay. Sana po kayo din. Let’s respect everyone.”
But in the same post, some still pressed Issa to clear her name if indeed she had nothing to do with the JaDine breakup. Some also demanded that the true story be revealed.
@belajadeee_08, for instance, said: “Bakit po hindi dene defend ni ms.issa name niya po ? She needs to speak out para po maclear niya name niya . We’re so glad kasi you’re all okay pero as a fan we need to know the truth po . God Bless po ”
Nadine and James, in a joint statement released last January 20, officially announced that they have separated romantically, although they will continue to work together, as Nadine is a contract star of James’ music label Careless. JaDine were supposed to celebrate Year 4 of their relationship on February 11.