MANILA -- James Reid has opened up about his decision to leave Viva, his talent agency for more than seven years.
It was early last month when the move was first reported, and his fans grew concerned that this meant that he'll stop doing movies with girlfriend Nadine Lustre, who is still with Viva, or that he'll be transferring managements.
Speaking with Push, Reid said of his working relationship with Lustre: "It hasn't been affected at all."
He added: "We're still working together. We're all on good terms, which is great. I just have a bit more freedom now, that's all."
He also said he has no plans to move to another talent agency.
Reid first joined Viva back in 2012 after two years with Star Magic.
He went on to do several movies with Viva, like "Diary ng Panget," "Never Not Love You," and "Miss Granny" to name just a few.
Last year, he established his own record label Careless Music Manila.
Of being an independent artist, Reid said: "It's great, but it's also scary knowing that it's just me."
"But I'm focusing a lot on my record label right now. I want to give it a chance. I want to see how far I can take my music. And I have big plans for it," he explained.
Reid was speaking at a press conference where he was launched as the newest ambassador for American watch brand Armitron.