MANILA, Philippines – What is the real score between Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson?
Rumors have it that during the recent Star Magic Tour in New York, Chiu and Anderson, her longest on-screen partner, were sweet to each other. This led to speculations that the 2 decided to rekindle their romance.
During her birthday press conference last May 2, Chiu finally addressed the issue. Chiu clarified that she and Anderson are just friends.
“Bakit naman may ganoon? Siyempre wala. Siyempre magkaibigan kami and ang nangyari, wala na yon, kalimutan na natin ‘yon. Masaya naman kami ngayon,” she told “Showbiz News Ngayon (SNN).”
When asked about De La Salle University basketball player Simon Atkins, who is reportedly courting the young actress, she said: “Wala, ka-textmate ko lang. Textmates lang naman kami.”
In his separate interview with SNN, Anderson also denied the issue.
"Sa ngayon, wala po, pareho po kaming single and 'yon nage-enjoy po lang kami ngayon,” he said. "Masaya kaming pareho, single si Kim, single ako. We're just happy na 'yon for this year."
Anderson also divulged that he wanted to stay single, at least for now.
"Ako sa side ko, talagang single muna ako. Sa dami naming pinagdaanan last year, ngayon talagang masasabi ko na masaya kami as friends," he said.
Although they never confirmed the real status of their relationship, rumors surfaced in June 2010 that Chiu and Anderson called it quits.
Rumors also have it that Anderson went steady with actress Bea Alonzo, but called their short relationship off after the actor received death threats from Chiu and Anderson's avid fans.
Nearly after 3 months, Chiu and Anderson reportedly reconciled and decided to keep their friendship.
Meanwhile, Chiu said she is glad she got to celebrate her birthday in her new home.
“Noong Sunday nag-celebrate ako doon sa bagong bahay ko. Pumunta doon ‘yong ibang kaibigan ko and Star Magic family,” she said.
According to Chiu, there’s only one thing that she wants to receive. She, however, begged off not to disclose what it is.
“[Nakatanggap ako ng] gift of friendship, may materyal na bagay, may iPad2, may mga damit, may kitchen showcase. Good health. Ang mga wish ko lahat natupad na, isa na lang ang kulang. Secret na lang kung ano man ‘yon,” Chiu, who turned 21 on April 19, said.
As part of her birthday celebration, Chiu threw a party for abandoned children in Pasig City on Tuesday.
"Excited ako na makatulong sa kanila at excited ako na makatulong sa kanilang lahat," she said.
"Inabandona sila, nakakapanghinayang ang mga bata. Kasi God's gift ang magkaroon ng anak. ‘Yong iba hirap na hirap gumawa ng baby, ‘yong iba iniiwan kung saan-saan. Sana sa gumagawa ng baby ay pahalagahan nila ang mga bata," Chiu added.