100% YES! Jen and Liam are definitely closer than at the start. He wasn’t there much in the first film and thus didn’t have as many moments to share with Jen and Josh. But the three of them being the same age, it’s them who have shared in this franchise the most and through the series their friendships have only grown stronger and better.
Jen is so different when it comes to Josh and Liam. With Josh, she’s loud, obnoxious, trying to one-up him. From the start they’ve had a unique friendship that transcends Hollywood and the real world. It’s beautiful, but not romantic. I, too, find Josh to be a little much lately, like he has to be the one being the funniest, most sincere, or closest to Jen. But Jen doesn’t need anyone to speak for her and Liam is funny in his own right without someone hijacking every question.
With Liam, Jen is so raw and gentle and happy but also more guarded. She’s given multiple accounts on hanging with his family, spending time with him, and over all just adoring him. So it’s clear that they are close, obviously not in the wacky way Josh and Jen are, but not any less. If she wanted to hide a relationship from the public, it’s the one she and Liam have ya know?
Ah…I’m losing my trail of thought here, but Jen pays attention to Liam in meaningful ways and goofy asides. She speaks of him in such high regard. He’s not an afterthought, like many people think. Jen is often asked about Josh because that’s the story line and that’s whom she is most outwardly connected to, but she always adds Liam to the mix because it’s true. It’s the 3 of them experiencing this franchise together.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, if I had feelings for someone and I were a celebrity, I would protect those feelings, interactions, and moments from the media as best I could. I wouldn’t touch all over the guy, use pet names for him, and let the whole world see how relationship. I would probably share looks, praise them, and ask that our special moments during filming were kept private. I don’t believe Jen and Josh have this secret relationship then do what they do in interviews. If there are as private as we know them to be, that doesn’t make any sense.