Scene from "Between Maybes" starring Gerald Anderson and Julia Barretto
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Julia Barretto finally speaks up on alleged relationship with Gerald Anderson
Jan Milo Severo ( - August 23, 2019 - 4:38pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto has clarified that she and actor Gerald Anderson 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.

“Hindi ako nililigawan. Naniniwala ako na may tamang panahon at oras para sa mga bagay na ganyan. Pero nanatili siyang matalik kong kaibigan ngayon,” she added.

When asked what she feels right now after the controversy, Julia said she is trying to heal. 

“Right now, I think I’m in the process of healing and moving forward from everything that happened in the past month, because hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan naming lahat. Hindi biro ‘yung pinagdaanan ko, ng pamilya ko, ng pamilya naming lahat,” she said. 

Julia also cleared Gerald from rumors that her “Between Maybes” co-star was the reason behind her breakup with ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia. 

“It’s always been our own issues,” she said, referring to Garcia. “We’re also very young, so we’re still trying to figure out ourselves, our direction in life, what we really want.”

“I think the decision that we made was a mutual decision because we knew ‘yung makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. At the end of the day, pinili namin ang makakabuti sa isa’t-isa. Ayaw na naming i-damage ang isa’t isa, so we protected each other, because there is love,” she assured.

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