MANILA — Claudine Barretto offered words of sympathy to fellow actress Bea Alonzo amid speculation that the latter had broken up with boyfriend Gerald Anderson.
“You are loved. Sending [you] my [love] & hugs,” Claudine wrote on Saturday as a comment to Alonzo's cryptic Instagram post, which hinted at infidelity in her relationship.
Anderson's relationship with his “Between Maybes” co-star Julia Barretto, Claudine's niece, has also been the subject of speculation in the past week following Alonzo's Instagram post.
In a chance interview on Friday, Alonzo said of her relationship with Anderson: “To my understanding we did not break up. He just started not talking to me.”
Both Anderson and Julia have yet to directly address the rumors.
Julia has disabled the comments feature of her Instagram account, while her mother, Marjorie, said she plans to take legal action against a netizen who posted a photo of the young actress and Anderson.
Gretchen Barretto, also Julia's aunt, has also expressed support for Alonzo. The two worked together in the 2010 series “Magkaribal.”
‘MOTHER DAUGHTER TEAM’
Gretchen also expressed support for Claudine over the latter's ambiguous Instagram post about people who “abuse kindness.”
Claudine posted on Instagram a photo with the text: “I'm sorry. I forgot I only exist when you need something.”
“Correct. Do not allow others to abuse your kindness,” Gretchen wrote in the comments section, adding: “Is it the mother daughter team.”
Claudine, however, did not answer Gretchen's question but told her sister: “I thank God I have you.”