How James asked Nadine to be his girlfriend


A day after publicly admitting his romantic relationship with Nadine Lustre, James Reid opened up about how he courted his onscreen partner.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Sunday, Reid said he and Lustre have being seeing each other for some months already before they actually became a couple.

Although he grew up in Australia, Reid said he still tried to pursue Lustre the Filipino way


“For me, I guess, because I am Australian, I grew up in Sydney, the way that we court girls, it’s different there. But, of course, the first person to know was her father. I asked permission from him first a while back. I tried to keep that Filipino tradition,” he said, adding that he even went to her house.

Reid also shared how he officially asked Lustre to be his girlfriend. Their relationship became official last February 11.

“Actually, gusto ko talaga siya i-surprise sa concert night itself. I was supposed to save it ‘til then. I wasn’t gonna say it until [the concert],” he said.

“And then on the 11th, we went out for dinner. I was like, ‘I bet you didn’t know I could be like this.’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, I didn’t really expect this from you.’ I said, ‘It’s different when I’m in love.’ And then she said, ‘Are you in love?’ And then I thought, you know what, right now is the right time. I told her, ‘Yes, I am.’ She knew what I was talking about,” he added.