- Julia Barretto broke her silence on her supposed role in the Bea Alonzo-Gerald Anderson controversy for the first time
- Julia clarified that she didn’t cheat on her ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia
Two weeks after she was linked to the Bea Alonzo-Gerald Anderson breakup controversy, Kapamilya star Julia Barretto has finally broken her silence as her name was dragged into the issue as the third party.
Together with an old photo showing a much younger Julia with Bea Alonzo posted on Instagram, Julia wrote, “These past weeks, my faith, my patience, and my strength were put to the test. I have endured many harsh words hurled against me and my family everywhere on social media. It is exhausting and painful. While some might have forgotten, I am also human.”
She then reiterated that she’s single now, “I was attacked for two issues: 1. I cheated on my boyfriend. 2. I was the cause of another relationship’s breakup. Let’s be clear: Josh and I had broken up four months ago. We have publicly admitted it together and we have cleared that there was no third party involved. From now on, anything I do in my private and love life is not considered as cheating, and is none of anyone’s business.”
Julia also defended herself on being painted as the third party, “Secondly, I believe Gerald has already made it clear that a third party was not the cause of their breakup. I would like to disassociate myself from the breakup of Bea and Gerald. Their issues are entirely their own. However, since I was brought into this mess without a choice, this is what I have to say. Your heartbreak should have been a private matter, but you have selfishly turned it into something of national concern.”
Julia then accused Bea of bullying. Addressing Bea directly, she said, “Bea, you wanted to keep your hands clean by not mentioning me in your controversial post, but with a click of your finger, in your sly way, you have charged everybody to destroy me for you. You have encouraged a culture of hate by purposely liking harmless photos, putting malice into the minds of many, which resulted in the outrage of insults against me. You are a woman of great influence and following. You could have used that power to promote strength and grace in women, but instead, you’ve used that to promote social media irresponsibility. That is downright bullying. You can play victim all you want, but I refuse to be your victim.”
Lastly, she said, “This post is not enough to sum up everything I went through. I took the time to step back and take a look at the situation that I am in. It is so hard to be human in this industry but I still have every intention to stay in this business that I love so much. For the longest time, I’ve always dealt with everything in silence, but this time, I am forced to grow up. I will not be sidetracked derailed and be dictated by people’s judgments and opinions about me. This is me setting myself free and getting my soul back.”
Julia’s mother Marjorie has commented on social media, saying that Julia and Gerald are just friends. Meanwhile, Gerald also denied third-party rumors involving Julia yesterday, August 5.