- Kim Chiu’s Red Team beat Julia Barretto’s Blue Team in Women’s Volleyball at the Star Magic All-Star Games 2019
- Julia and Gerald Anderson sported the same number on their jerseys
- Julia’s mom Marjorie claimed that her daughter has been using the number 3 since her varsity days
Marjorie Barretto, the mother of Julia Barretto, has said that the identical jersey numbers of Julia and Gerald Anderson at the recent Star Magic All-Star games was just a coincidence.
“Let me correct this before the story gets big and out of hand again. Number 3 has always been Julia’s jersey number since her high school volleyball varsity days. No special meaning,” she wrote.
But then a few hours later, photos of Julia wearing other jersey numbers 8 and 10 got netizens speculating again on the real score between Julia and Gerald.
Marjorie stepped in again to explain. “Hello. Thanks for tagging me. The pink jersey was for her role as [a] varsity player in And I love you so (2015 teleserye)… in other words, taping yan. Also, please google Julia Barretto Volleyball to see that since 2013 she’s been using that number of Star Magic games. Post mo rin yun ha?!”
Julia has already clarified that she and Gerald are not a couple and he is not courting her. In a recent interview with ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe, Julia said she wanted to put the controversy to rest so she is clearing the issue.
“Tapusin na lang natin ‘to. Let’s clear this whole issue, so we can put this whole issue to rest. Hindi ko siya naging boyfriend and hindi ko siya boyfriend ngayon. Therefore, wala akong inagawan ng boyfriend, wala akong inahas, at wala din akong nilandi,” Julia explained.
Julia also cleared Gerald from rumors that her Between Maybes co-star was the reason behind her breakup with ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia.