In the interview for his NYLON Manila cover story, Markus already had a fair warning to those who’ll attempt to hurt his family.
Despite the speculations and people yearning for the truth before Markus Paterson and Janella Salvador made their relationship official online, they were the only ones who knew when was the right time to tell their story. The internet isn’t exactly your friend nor your enemy, but it can be unnecessarily harsh at times. Here are all the times Markus Paterson stood up for Janella Salvador and their son, Jude.
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1. WHEN MARKUS SAID HE’D RATHER NOT WORK WITH JANELLA ONSCREEN JUST TO SATISFY FANS
In a no-holds-barred vlog with close friend Kyle Echarri, he was asked about his opinions on the Joshnella love team. He then went on to say, “I wanted them to succeed and prosper together, because I’m not 10 years old. It’s that simple.” He even admitted that he feels that she and him don’t look good together onscreen, but he won’t just lose her to a fan’s choice as she’s the love of his life.
2. WHEN HE DECIDED TO BRING JANELLA WITH HIM TO THE UK DURING HER PREGNANCY
To avoid unnecessary drama and noise, Markus decided to fly out with Janella to the UK when she was pregnant in order to keep her safe. He knew it was the right thing to do because of all the bashing and hate comments she was getting when people were speculating their status.
3. WHEN MARKUS AND JANELLA FINALLY CONFIRMED THAT THEY’RE A FAMILY
As Markus said, it would be selfish to keep their son Jude’s existence. The fact that they chronicled the journey in an intimate video means they had all the intent to share it to the world at their own terms. Not like it finally silenced the bashers, but that was a blessing they couldn’t wait to unravel despite what anyone had to say.
4. WHEN HE EXPOSED THE BASHERS WHO MADE FUN OF THEIR SON
Let’s be honest.— Markus (@markusrpaterson) April 7, 2021
I’m no stranger to bashing. But come for my son and I will come for you. People like this make me sick, wala pang isang taon anak ko and ya’ll making fun of a NEWBORN.
Not gonna erase the names, proud nyo eh. pic.twitter.com/4oc5zsuBAv
Markus’ son, Jude, is less than a year old but some people already had the audacity to make fun of him. Case in point, this random person on the internet who threw insults at him. We can’t blame Janella for clapping back, too.