In an interview with ABS-CBN News last August 5, Gerald Anderson clarified that he has already reached out to his ex-girlfriend Bea Alonzo after rumors involving him and Julia Barretto surfaced online. However, according to the actor, he didn't get any response from Bea.
Gerald further disclosed that a month has passed since himself and Bea had a big fight. "Umabot sa point na ayawan na talaga," he said in an intervew, further explaining that since that day, the two were no longer on speaking terms.
On July 21, photos of Gerald and Julia outside a bar circulated online. "Nung lumabas na at medyo lumaki siya, I tried to reach out through our manager and personally," Gerald shared.
He added: "But siyempre, I respect that she didn't respond and I respect that she wanted no communication... It hasn't been easy and it hasn't been easy for her also."
Gerald also made it clear that Between Maybes co-star Julia wasn't the reason for his breakup with Bea. "Walang outside force, walang ibang tao na naging dahilan ng breakup. Para sa akin, it's always been our personal issues. Things that we... things inside our relationship. No one else was the reason and cause of the breakup."
In a previous interview with Bea last July 26, the actress mentioned that she and Gerald didn't formally break up, noting that the actor just stopped talking to her.
Meanwhile, Gerald confirmed the report of the Cabinet Files that he already spoke with Julia's dad, Dennis Padilla. According to the actor, Dennis called to clarify why his daughter is being dragged into his break up with Bea. "Si Sir Dennis, tumawag siya sa akin, he called me. I answered the phone. We had a good conversation. Tumawag siya kasi isa siyang concerned father. Anak niya iyon, e. And siyempre, alam natin na grabe din yung bashing sa side nila and no one deserves that... We had a very good conversation."
Gerald further shared that he also spoke with Julia's mother, Marjorie Barretto. "Even sina Tita Marjorie, I got to meet their family before and she has a very beautiful and nice family. And one thing is for sure, they're very strong and united, so it's just unfortunate na nadamay and it happened. They're all together."
Gerald clarified that he has also gotten in touch with Julia herself since the rumors broke out. "Nakakausap ko siya, I mean, lalo nung... was it four weeks ago? Mga three weeks nung nagsimula [ang isyu]? From what I know, she's very strong also and moving on from here from now on."
However, the real status of his relationship with Julia remains to be unclear.
Gerald appeals to the public to show him and all the other parties involved some respect. "You guys had fun, you guys had fun with it, and huwag ninyong kalimutan na kahit celebrities kami, tao pa rin kami. We have the same emotions you guys have. It hasn't been easy sa kahit anong party or the people involved. Konting respeto lang."
According to the actor, it's unfortunate how the public is feasting on his private life. "It's sad, disappointing, disappointed with myself... We're sitting here talking about my relationship sa harapan ng maraming tao, para sa maraming tao.
He added: "It's not a very proud moment. We're talking about my failed relationship."
Nevertheless, Gerald said that he was happy in the three years that he has been together with Bea. "But, kahit naging ganito ang ending namin, it doesn't defy what we had. At the end of the day, no negativity, no comment, no meme, nothing... Kahit pinagtatawanan ng maraming tao... That I will never forget yung mga good moments namin that we had together. There were a lot of good moments."