A Short History of Gerald Anderson's Relationships
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(SPOT.ph) It's been 13 years since we first saw Gerald Anderson in Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition and in that time, he's built his acting career. From teen heartthrob to charistmatic leading man, he has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, and has made viewers fall with every word, gesture, and stare. He may know just the right moves to make someone kilig on-screen, but it seems he's a charmer in real life, too.
Photos of Anderson alongside his Between Maybes leading lady Julia Barretto during Rayver Cruz's birthday party have been making the rounds online since the weekend. On July 21, Anderson's girlfriend, Bea Alonzo, uploaded an ambiguous post on her Instagram account that said, "You can’t make the same mistake twice, the second time you make it, it’s not a mistake anymore, it’s a choice. ENOUGH." She was seen liking posts of an Instagram user who spotted Anderson and Barretto together on that same night. Barretto, meanwhile, has reportedly disabled comments to her Instagram posts. Her ex-boyfriend, Joshua Garcia, has likewise posted a cryptic post on social media, only saying, "I'm mute".
It hasn't yet been confirmed if Anderson and Alonzo have broken up, or if anything happened between Anderson and Barretto. But given all of the buzz surrounding Anderson, here's a look back at all of the women who have been publicly linked to him.
The actor made his first television appearance in the Pinoy Big Brother house but his fame followed after due to his relationship with housemate Kim Chiu. Together, they were known as Kimerald and were on-screen partners for several movies like Paano Na Kaya, and teleseryes such as Sana Maulit Muli and Tayong Dalawa. They eventually became a couple in real life, until they broke up in 2010. The two would still appear together professionally from time to time—in 2016, they even celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their love team and starred in the television series Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin the following year. In a 2015 interview with Vice Ganda on Gandang Gabi Vice, Chiu hinted that Anderson cheated on her.
After his four-year relationship with Chiu, the actor grew close to actress Bea Alonzo. She told him to wait a few months after his breakup. "Titingnan ko, ha, kung gusto mo pa rin ako. Kasi ayokong maging rebound," Alonzo said. Still, Anderson continued to woo her, and eventually the relationship became official. What they had didn't last very long as the apparent disapproval of Anderson's mother, as well as constant pressure and threats from Kimerald fans, led the couple to break it off.
In 2011, Anderson starred in the romance flick Catch Me, I'm In Love opposite Sarah Geronimo. The actor showed interest in Geronimo and started to court her—going as far as visiting their family home and meeting her parents. Around a year later, Anderson stopped wooing Geronimo. Speculation points to the Geronimo's protective mother, Divine, as the reason for the rift, though the singer-actress denied that her mother had anything to do with Anderson's decision. In 2015, Geronimo clarified that she and Anderson are on good terms.
Anderson started a relationship with actress Maja Salvador in 2013. This relationship drove a wedge between Salvador and Chiu, who used to be the best of friends. Chiu said that she was happy for the couple, and revealed that Salvador asked for her permission to date Anderson. She also added: "Bakit kailangan pang magpaalam e wala na ako kay Gerald, wala na talaga." Anderson and Salvador broke up in 2015, and did not divulge why their relationship ended. In an interview with PEP.ph months after the breakup, Salvador disclosed that she is open to become friends with Anderson, and that she and Chiu have since patched things up.
Back to Bea Alonzo
In 2016—after six years—Anderson and Alonzo reunited with their film How To Be Yours. Later that year, they touched on their brief 2010 relationship in an interview on Gandang Gabi Vice. In March 2018, Alonzo briefly unfollowed Anderson and Miss Universe Philippines 2015 Pia Wurtzbach, who was his leading lady for the film My Perfect You. In September that same year, photos of Alonzo and Anderson on vacation in Hong Kong leaked online, and in October, she described their relationship to PEP.ph as "a work in progress."