MANILA—After a year of silence, Gerald Anderson has finally spoken about all the accusations hurled at him with regards to his controversial split with Bea Alonzo and at the same time being linked with young actress Julia Barretto.
In a one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda, Gerald admitted that while he has been trying to keep his personal life private, he saw how he was judged by the public and that was the reason why he chose to keep silent for a while.
“Judgment has been passed. At that point na pumutok, I’ve had my moments na parang ‘oh my God, paano ko nilagay ‘yung sarili ko sa ganito? What did I do? I tried to be a good person, bakit?’” was Gerald’s question ho himself during that time.
According to the actor, he could hardly comprehend why there is a need for social media to talk about his love life.
It was also in 2019 when his separation from Bea also broke out and the reason was his alleged romantic involvement with Julia.
“Bakit kailangan umabot sa ganon? Did we really have to take the social media route or path?” he said.
Still, Gerald added, he chose not to talk about the issue because he did not intend to blame other people especially if the person has become important to him.
“I will never throw someone under the bus para lang linisin ‘yung pangalan ko… lalo na ‘yung tao na I have intimate moments with, I had happy moments with. Lalo na itong last, ang pangit. Ang lala,” the actor recalled.
He didn’t have any plan to use other people just to clear his name.
“I don’t have the guts to put someone in a bad light because gusto ko linisin ang image ko or ‘yung side ko,” Gerald said.
In the same interview, Gerald put an end to all the speculations about his relationship with Julia.
When Boy asked if Julia is currently the source of his happiness, the former “Pinoy Big Brother” teen housemate answered affirmatively.
“Very happy. It’s a yes,” Gerald replied and appeared to heave a sigh of relief after months of controversy involving the 23-year-old Julia swirling around social media.
Gerald said he chose to focus on his blessings amid the accusations being thrown at him.
“At the end of the day, ako ‘yung pinaka-controversial na tao sa Pilipinas ngayon but I’m so blessed with good health, ‘yung pamilya, nakakakain kami araw-araw, may work ako. I can still provide for them,” he told Boy.
He also denied he “ghosted” Bea because he said they had talks about their separation.
“Wala po akong ghinost,” he said.
“Ano po ba ang definition ng ghosting? Kasi ang dating sa ‘kin is parang nasa gitna kami ng dinner and then nag-decide ako na mag-walkout and ‘di magpapakita kahit kailan. ‘Yun ba ang definition or is it walking away from a very unhealthy, toxic — not saying na siya ‘yung toxic, ako ‘yung toxic — but being together we were very toxic, and hindi nirerespeto ‘yung explanation na binibigay mo, hindi tinatanggap after months and months and months and months and months of being on the rocks at medyo away? I mean ‘yun lang,” he explained.
When asked if there was a formal breakup between them, Gerald said he could still remember it but he did not openly talked about it before as he was not keen on putting anyone in a bad light.
Nasaktan ako. Pero, wala na po kong magagawa, Tito Boy. Hindi rin ako ‘yung tipo ng tao na kahit ang daming nagsasabi na ‘di magsalita ka,’ I couldn’t look at myself in a mirror kapag nagkuwento pa ako about my relationship, kung paano kami naghiwalay o ‘di naghiwalay,” Gerald added.
“I’m just gonna leave it at that,” he quipped.