MANILA—For the first time, Julia Barretto, 23, revealed her love for Gerald Anderson, 31.
The young actress posted this Sunday, March 7, 2021 a short but sweet birthday greeting for her “love” on Instagram as Gerald celebrates his 32nd birthday.
Their sweet photo shows Gerald kissing Julia on her cheeks. Julia in her caption said: “Everyday, I celebrate you, but today I am extra grateful [white heart emoji]. Happy birthday my love, I am SO PROUD OF YOU.”
It was Gerald who first admitted their relationship in a tell-all interview with Boy Abunda on TV host’s YouTube Channel which came out on March.
Gerald admitted that he is now happy with Julia and they are happy about their relationship.
The following day after Gerald’s revelation, he and Julia were together in distributing aids for the Aeta families who are living in Lupang Pangako Resettlement in Barangay San Agustin, Iba, Zambales.
It was their first public appearance as lovers after Gerald’s confession about their relationship.
It has been two years since the controversy about Gerald and Bea’s split broke out. It was in July 2019 when the paparazzi shots of Julia and Gerald spread on social media. They were spotted walking on a parking lot from a birthday party of their friend Rayver Cruz in Taguig.
Gerald was accused of “ghosting” Bea and Julia was the third party in the relationship. Bea and Gerald parted ways but Gerald denied his relationship with Julia in some interviews.
But the link between the two did not stop since paparazzi shots were coming out one after another on social media wherein Gerald and Julia were spotted together. Julia even hinted several times that she is in love and the clues of her man points to Gerald.
In January 2021, social media was abuzz with a photo of Julia wearing a necklace with a letter “G” pendant. According to some netizens, the letter “G” could mean Gerald.
The next statement from Julia came when she admitted in a TikTok video that she is TAKEN where she and a group fo friends were given a choice on who among them is still SINGLE or TAKEN.
She was also asked if he is a “PINOY” o “AFAM” and is he “OLDER” or “YOUNGER.”
Afam is an urban slang for the word foreigner. Julia chose “AFAM” and “OLDER,” that she was swarmed with comments that she was referring to Gerald.
Then in her convo with sister Dani Barretto in a YouTube video, Julia said that she felt the only one lacking in her life is a baby.
This coming March 10, Julia will celebrate her 24th birthday.(ECD/MTVN)