Actress Bea Alonzo admitted that she and Gerald Anderson had a short-lived romance which was met with criticisms from fans and disapproval from Gerald's mother.
According to Bea, Gerald had just broken up with Kim Chiu when the actor expressed his intentions to court her way back in 2010. That time the Kimerald love team still has Kung Tayo'y Magkakalayo.
"'Yong nanligaw siya, sabi ko, 'Let's not talk for three months. Make sure, okay?' Kasi kaka-break niya lang talaga literally, kaka-break niya lang with Kim. Tapos sabi ko, 'After three months, titingnan ko, ha, kung gusto mo pa rin ako. Kasi ayokong maging rebound,'" Bea related on the July 2013 issue of YES! Magazine.
Bea Alonzo recalled that after three months, Gerald texted her and that started the courtship stage which was full of sweet gestures from Gerald to the point of setting up a catering service on her house just to appease her.
Bea said that their whirlwind romance has been a roller-coaster ride. She's happy at one point and depressed in another. Among the reasons for her "depression" then were the criticisms from 'Kimerald' fans wherein she recalled receiving death threats and the apparent disapproval of Gerald's mom of their relationship.
Asked what she recalls to be the reason of Gerald's mom for being against their relationship, Bea told YES!, "Sabi niya, parang ginagamit ko daw. Sabi ko, 'Teka lang, ha. Narating ko naman 'yong narating ko, dati na.' Actually nasisira nga dahil jinowa ko siya."
"So, I mean, nanay siya. Tapos ang feeling ko it wasn't fair, kasi never ko pa siyang nakilala. 'Di ba, parang ang sakit no'n? Kahit na nasisira 'yung pangalan ko, okay lang, basta 'yung pangalan niya, hindi masira, 'yong gano'n. Sobrang unfair. Kaya sabi ko, hindi ko na kaya," she said.
It was in November 2010, before they both went to London for an ABS-CBN concert tour, when Bea and Gerald decided to part ways as a couple. "Kasi hindi pa pwede talaga. You and me against the world ang drama. Hindi ko kaya. Hindi ko kaya talaga," Bea said admitting that she became angry to Gerald that time when he could not even defend their relationship to his family.
Currently, both Bea and Gerald are happy with their relationships to Zanjoe Marudo and Maja Salvador, respectively. Bea said that her summer romance with Gerald might have taught the actor some lesson.
"Baka noong time na 'yon hindi niya pa yata kayang panindigan. At least ngayon, napapanindigan niya na. Baka transition ako. Baka ako 'yong kinailangan niyang maranasan bago siya manindigan," she said.
Photo courtesy of YES! Magazine