Actress Julia Barretto stated in clear terms that she and another Kapamilya star Gerald Anderson were never in a romantic relationship, although she confirmed that they are close friends up to now.
“Tapusin na lang natin ‘to. Let’s clear this whole issue, so we can put this whole issue to rest. Hindi ko siya (Gerald) naging boyfriend and hindi ko siya boyfriend ngayon. Therefore, wala akong inagawan ng boyfriend, wala akong inahas, at wala din akong nilandi,” Julia said in an interview with ABS-CBN News.
Earlier, Julia was rumored to be the reason behind the Gerald Anderson – Bea Alonzo breakup, which became a trending topic on social media for several days.
Speaking to MJ Felipe of ABS-CBN News, Julia stressed: “Hindi ako nililigawan. Naniniwala ako na may tamang panahon at oras para sa mga bagay na ganyan. Pero nanatili siyang matalik kong kaibigan ngayon.”
Julia also clarified that Gerald was not also the reason she and ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia parted ways.
“It’s always been our own issues. We’re also very young, so we’re still trying to figure out ourselves, our direction in life, what we really want. I think the decision that we made was a mutual decision because we knew ‘yung makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. At the end of the day, pinili namin ang makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. Ayaw na naming i-damage ang isa’t isa, so we protected each other, because there is love,” Julia said.
She added: “Right now, I think I’m in the process of healing and moving forward from everything that happened in the past month, because hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan naming lahat. Hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan ko, ng pamilya ko, ng pamilya naming lahat.”