MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – After months of evading the issue, actor Gerald Anderson, the other half of the “Kimerald” team-up, finally admitted that he and actress Bea Alonzo went out on dates.
In his exclusive interview, Anderson made this confirmation to ABS-CBN News as rumors about his break-up with longtime on-screen partner Kim Chiu raged on.
The young actor quickly added that he and Alonzo have already stopped dating.
“We were seeing each other, but we decided to stay friends na lang muna,” he said.
He declined to give details about their relationship and how they parted ways. But he said he got to know Alonzo deeply while they were seeing each other.
“I was fortunate enough to get the chance na makilala ko si Bea beyond being an actress at ako din nakilala nya... ang bait niya… but like I said nag-decide kami na maging friends na lang,” he said.
He also said he remains friends with Chiu, his on-screen partner of 4 years.
“We're friends. Nagpapasalamat ako kasi hanggang ngayon nandiyan pa rin siya, ” he said.
He added that as far as he knows all three of them are single.
Anderson decided to speak up in the hope to end the controversy involving them.
He also maintained that his love life is taking a backseat for now so that he can focus on his career.
He said he is happy to be getting more offers like his upcoming project with Sarah Geronimo.
“It's been a year of ups and downs, parang roller coaster. May success pero may mga failure din ako... but there's so much to still be thankful for,” he said.
It would be recalled that rumors about Anderson and Alonzo’s alleged relationship started after they were seen holding hands during the Star Magic Ball in September of this year.
Anderson clarified that he was just being a gentleman by coming into her aid since she was having a hard time walking with her long gown.
They have been dubbed "BeaRald" as opposed to "Kimerald," which is the moniker of Anderson’s team-up with Chiu.
Anderson and Chiu have long been rumored to being a couple in real life, but they consistently denied it. It was then reported that Anderson was courting Alonzo.
Rumors have it that Anderson and Alonzo, who allegedly became a couple in April of this year, ended their secret relationship during the “Heartthrobs” concert in London recently.
The 2 were both part of the “Heartthrobs” concert tour of Sam Milby, John Lloyd Cruz and Piolo Pascual in London, the show's final stop.
Last month, Anderson snatched the limelight after breaking down during a press conference for his movie, “Till My Heartaches End.” During the presscon, Anderson disclosed that he began receiving death threats after reports linking him to Alonzo had surfaced. -Report from Ginger Conejero, ABS-CBN News