MANILA - Gerald Anderson has denied rumours that his mother disapproves of his girlfriend, actress Maja Salvador.
Speaking on "Aquino & Abunda Tonight" on Friday, the 25-year-old actor praised Salvador for making the effort to woo his "hard to please" mother.
"They're very okay. In fairness naman po kay Maja, she really made an effort also. That's very important," he said.
The "Dyesebel" star then defended his mother, Evangeline Opsima, noting that she can be overprotective at times. "She's seen me through my ups and downs. So kaya ganun lang siya."
"Sa simula, as a mother, ang taas ng tingin sa akin. Pero sabi ko, 'you have to relax. Hindi ako yung perfect na tao.' It's hard to please my mom," he admitted.
Asked if Salavador is "the one," Anderson said, "It would be really unfair naman din po sa kanya kapag sinagot ko 'yan kasi as much as possible, from what I've learned, I really want to keep this private and see how long this will last going that way because I've been in many high-profile situations so I've learned a lot."
"Kung ano yung natutunan ko, I'm just trying to apply it now," he added.
Anderson, however, did directly answer the question about his supposed "playboy" tag. "Hindi po. Of course, not."
"But I've made mistakes and I'm not gonna deny it," he said.