Gerald Anderson says photo of smooch with PBB's Shy is real

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 23 2008 01:02 PM | Updated as of May 23 2008 09:02 PM

By REYMA BUAN-DEVEZA
abs-cbnNEWS.com


Young actor Gerald Anderson has finally owned up to photos spreading through the Internet and admitted that he had a previous relationship with Shy, the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition "houseplayer" who wreaked havoc on the PBB teen  housemates' emotions.

Gerald told reporters during a press conference for ABS-CBN’s upcoming television series “My Girl” (a Filipino version of the original Korean TV soap) that he and Shy had an "MU" ("mutual understanding", Pinoyspeak referring to a romantic attachment that falls short of actual commitment) in the past.

Gerald confirmed that the photos and videos spreading on the Internet are authentic, and were taken two years ago during their MU period.

Evidently, based on the photos, going on MU includes liplock rights.  “Kapag ba ka-MU (mutual understanding mo) hindi mo iki-kiss? Pero wala na sa akin iyon, wala na natapos na,” Gerald said.

The photos started appearing on the Internet  after Shy (Sharleen Farina Runkle in real life) entered the PBB House this month.

According to media reports, both Gerald and Shy auditioned for 2006’s PBB Teen Edition Season 1. Gerald was picked as a housemate while Shy didn't make it.  Shy then tried her luck on GMA-7 and was chosen as a contestant on the fourth season of "Star Struck".

Shy eventually managed to enter the PBB house this month after she was tasked to be a "houseplayer" a housemate with a secret mission from Big Brother. Shy was tasked to sow intrigue among the PBB teen housemates for two weeks.

She has already left the house and has remained in the consciousness of PBB fans, as well as fans of the Gerald Anderson-Kim Chui loveteam, thanks to the Internet photos.

Gerald and Kim are now busy taping for “My Girl”. Gerald takes on the role of Julian, a rich, well-educated and serious type of guy who is the heir to a business empire.

Gerald's character meets Kim's Anderson will be Chiu’s leading man as Julian, a rich, well-educated and a serious type of guy, heir to a big business company. 

Kim plays Jasmine, who is asked by Julian to pose as his long-lost cousin in order to fulfill the last wishes of his grandfather, who is already ailing and near death.

Watch the premiere of “My Girl” this coming Monday, May 26 on ABS-CBN’s Primetime Bida.