MANILA — Amid accusations in relation to the breakup of Gerald Anderson and Bea Alonzo, Julia Barretto has decidedly kept mum on the subject, only sharing photos on Instagram with messages of positivity and optimism.
After posting about her excitement with moving in to her new home, shrugging of unsolicited opinions, and looking forward to her next vacation, Barretto on Sunday continued her streak of introspection, this time with Bible verses.
In her Instagram Stories, the 22-year-old actress shared verses from Epistle to the Romans and the Book of Deuteronomy.
“Don’t take revenge, dear friends,” Barretto wrote, quoting Romans. “Instead, let God’s anger take care of it. After all, Scripture says, ‘I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back, says the Lord.’”
Quoting from Deuteronomy, she went on: “My friends, don’t try to get even. Leave room for God to show his anger. It is written, ‘I am the One who judges people. I will pay them back.’”
Barretto’s Instagram Stories update on Sunday came amid continued speculation surrounding her relationship with Anderson, who, according to Alonzo only two days prior, had not accorded her a formal breakup and just stopped talking to her after three years together.
Alonzo’s earlier post hinting at infidelity in her relationship notably came in quick succession with her visible Instagram activities: liking posts and comments alleging an affair between Anderson and Barretto.
Those posts, particularly photos of the “Between Maybes” co-stars meeting at the birthday party of actor Rayver Cruz, became the latest catalyst of rumors that the two have supposedly taken their romance off-screen.
Barretto’s family members — her sister Dani, and mother Marjorie — have come the actress’ defense, saying the photos of Anderson and Barretto together were “harmless” and do not prove an affair. Marjorie has also said she plans to take legal action against the uploader of the photos.