Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson’s relationship came to a controversial end in July 2019, when Alonzo hinted at Anderson’s alleged infidelity through social media and then accused him of “ghosting” her. When asked to clarify their relationship status, Alonzo bared, “he just started not talking to me.”
At the time, people speculated that Anderson had cheated on Alonzo with his ‘Between Maybes’ co-star Julia Barretto after they were spotted together at a party. Anderson and Barretto initially denied the allegations on their part.
In his recent March 5 one-on-one interview with Boy Abunda, the Kapamilya actor firmly denied the accusations that he “ghosted” his ex-girlfriend and even mentioned that their relationship was “very toxic” for many months.
“Wala po akong ghinost,” he maintained.
“Ganito lang po ‘yun. Ano po bang definition ng ghosting? Kasi ang dating sa akin is parang nasa gitna kami ng dinner and nag-decide ako mag-walk out and ‘di magpapakita kahit kailan. ‘Yun ba ang definition? Or is it walking away from a very unhealthy, toxic — not saying na siya ‘yung toxic, ako ‘yung toxic — but being together, we were very toxic. And hindi nare-respeto ‘yung explanation na binibigay mo hindi tinatanggap. After months and months and months and months of being on the rocks at medyo away,” the 32-year-old Anderson explained to Abunda.
In the same tell-all, Anderson finally confirmed his relationship with Barretto after more than a year of speculation.
The controversy between the former couple once again stirred after Alonzo’s The Sweetest Revenge feature in Mega Entertainment, released on April 8.
Alonzo had an exclusive interview with Mega Entertainment editor G3 San Diego, where she stood by her truth that besides ghosting, Anderson gaslighted her. She was also consistent that there was an infidelity issue on the part of her ex-boyfriend. She even referred to her ex as “selfish,” claiming that he was only concerned about himself.
“Apart from, of course, the whole infidelity thing and the whole ghosting thing, I think I’m mad at him now because he gaslighted me. I think it was more of that and until now, he’s not holding himself accountable. That’s what really gets me. He has not changed. Not a bit. He was only protecting himself. He’s selfish,” Alonzo told San Diego.
She also revealed that she has only seen Anderson once since their breakup and that it was at the 2019 ABS-CBN Star Magic Ball. She didn’t get a chance to confront her ex because they were stuck in the crowd, but that “I would’ve slapped him. I would have.”
Following the publication of Alonzo’s interview, Anderson shared an intriguing post, which appeared to be a response to his former girlfriend’s revelations.
The actor uploaded a photo of himself on Instagram and captioned it with a quote from Roman philosopher Seneca.
“‘How much better to heal than seek revenge from injury.’ – Seneca,” he wrote on Friday, April 9.
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Two days after, Anderson shared another cryptic post, this time about peace.
He wrote, “‘There is peace even in the storm’ vincent van gogh.. BRP José Rizal Philippine Navy”
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In light of the “unending” conflict between the former lovers, talent manager Ogie Diaz advised Gerald Anderson on his issue with Bea Alonzo.
According to Diaz, Anderson should reach out to Alonzo for the so-called “closure.”
“Well kung ako si Gerald, para lang magkaroon na ng closure, magre-reach out ako.
“Kahit text lang, ‘Ah Bea, sorry sa mga ano, kung na-offend man kita or nagkaroon ako ng kasalanan sa’yo, humihingi ako ng sorry sa’yo. Sana, kahit hindi pa ngayon, sana, dumating ‘yung time na mapatawad mo ako’,” the comedian suggested during his vlog, released on April 13.
He went on to say that saying sorry does not always imply that an individual made a mistake, but it does help to resolve or end a conflict. He also stressed that Anderson’s personality would not reduce if he will apologize.
“Ang pagso-sorry naman Loi hindi porke nag-sorry ka dahil meron kang kasalanan. Nagso-sorry ka kasi gusto mo ng matapos ito, ayaw mo ng humaba ito at gusto mo ng magsimula ulit kahit hindi relasyon kundi friendship or acquaintances, mga gano’n,” he said.
“Hindi rin ikababawas ng pagkatao ni Gerald kung siya ay magso-sorry,” Diaz stressed.
Several Instagram users have also shared advice for Anderson that was similar to Diaz’s.
“I-peace mo na lang si Bea buti pa,” @messages_4me commented.
“Sincere apology you can find peace,” @ma_colette said.
“YOU DON’T DESERVE PEACE!! mag SORRY KA MUNA BUDOY,” wrote @rosalinda_mia06
@_q4u_ said, “Dami mong satsat boy! Mag-apologize ka na lang sa nasaktan mo.”
“Mag sorry ka. Now na!” @anjofmanila demanded.
According to some, Anderson should be a man enough to own his mistakes and sincerely apologize to Alonzo.
“Take time to realize. Be man enough to accept your mistakes and apologize, yan lang hinihintay ni @beaalonzo,” @echieliciouz wrote.
@anniritchelle said, “Own up to your mistakes, take responsibility and apologize. Apologize sincerely. Hindi yung kung ano ano pinopost mo. Kairituh ka ghorl.”
“A true gentleman know how to say SORRY! Nasaktan mo ang babae. And everyone knows the truth. Napakadali mag sorry. You owe Bea an apology,” wrote @purelove52
“Ohhhh yeah.. walang peace of mind ang isang lalaki kagaya mo na di marunong tumanggap ng pagkakamali,” @r_noimz commented.
Will Gerald Anderson apologize to Bea Alonzo for them to have their closure in the future?