MANILA, Philippines - After months of telling the public that he is only "enjoying the company" of Sarah Geronimo, Gerald Anderson finally admitted that he is formally courting the Pop Star Princess.
In an interview on "Kris TV" on Tuesday, Anderson said he has been courting Geronimo since February.
"She's very special to me also. You know, itong panliligaw ko sa kanya, it's been an amazing journey for me. Ang dami kong natutunan," the actor said.
"Like I said, it's been an amazing journey. You know, ang dami kong natutunan sa sarili ko, sa kanya. In life, mas naging mature ako. Pero I'm very open din po sa posibleng mangyari," he added.
Anderson said he has been visiting Geronimo at home to prove that his intentions are pure.
"Dumadalaw po ako. Sinabi ko sa kanya kung pwede ba kitang ligawan. Para mas makilala niya ako at mas makilala ko siya. I'm just really happy and fortunate na pinayagan ako ng magulang niya na makadalaw ako sa kanila," he said.
Approved by fans
In the interview, Anderson also said that he is happy that Geronimo's fans welcomed him as a "special friend" of the Pop Star Princess.
Last Saturday, during Geronimo's birthday concert "24 S/G" at the Araneta Coliseum, the crowd went wild when Geromimo sang "It Might Be You" and acknowledged the presence of Anderson.
"Siyempre overwhelming ang reaction ng mga tao kasi sobra silang masaya at natutuwa. Siyempre nakakatuwa na ganoon ang naging reaksyon nila," Anderson said.
He also admitted that he held Geronimo's hand to assist her while thanking her fans.
"Oo naman po kasi inalalayan ko po siya [kasi] masikip ang daan," Anderson said.
Meanwhile, Anderson said he gave a pair of Yves Saint Laurent shoes for Geronimo's 24th birthday.
"(YSL shoes) opo. Multi-color po at binili ko sa Hong Kong a couple months back," he said.