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Gerald Anderson on controversial photo with Bea Alonzo: Its blown out of proportion

Gerald Anderson explains that just because he and Bea Alonzo left an event together, it doesn't mean that something romantic is going on between them.

BY BERNIE FRANCO

FRESH SCOOPS

9/17/2010 8:40 AM
Gerald Anderson on controversial photo with Bea Alonzo: Its blown out of proportion


Gerald Anderson finally shed light on the controversial photo taken during the recently-concluded Star Magic Ball, where he was shown departing from the event with Bea Alonzo, with his hand at the actress'rsquo;s elbow. "Si Bea, she'rsquo;s a person [na] very beautiful and I admire her pero huwag natin pong bigyan ng kulay kasi nakakaawa din 'lsquo;yung mga tao na nadadamay," he explained at the press launch of his latest endorsements, Century Tuna Loaf and Spread on September 16, Thursday at The Fort Entertainment Center, Taguig. "Oo, aminado ako na nagkasabay kaming lumabas, oo inalalalayan ko siya pero 'lsquo;yun lang po 'lsquo;yon."

Aside from denying that he and Bea intentionally left the event together, Gerald stressed that he just acted like a real gentleman by escorting Bea, who was in a gown and high heels. "Nakasabay ko siyang lumabas, nagkataon na na-picture-an ako, umaalalay sa kanya pero sa tingin ko lang wala naman po yatang masama don," he justified and added that there is nothing more to it. "Pero 'lsquo;yun nga huwag na lang po natin bigyan ng kulay. It'rsquo;s something natural na ginagawa ko naman 'lsquo;yon kapag may nahihirapang lumakad. It could have been anybody pero nagkataon na kami ang na-picture-an."

When asked if he and Bea talked about the picture, Gerald curtly replied, "Hindi naman," and continued that he wanted to get the issue over with because innocent people are being dragged into it. "Gusto ko nga sana tapusin dito na huwag na po nating'hellip; huwag na po tayong mandamay ng ibang tao. Huwag na po nating palakihin 'lsquo;yung isyu kasi it'rsquo;s blown out of proportion na."

The actor said that onscreen partner Kim Chiu remains to be the girl closest to him, next to his mother. "Alam mo siya 'lsquo;yung bukod sa nanay ko, siya 'lsquo;yung babae na mas nakakakilala sa akin. 'lsquo;Pag magkasama kami sa restaurant alam na niya 'lsquo;yung oorderin ko hindi na niya ko kailangan tanungin. Ganun kami ka-close, sobra kaming close kumbaga ganun din ako sa kanya."

Gerald also confirmed that he and Kim will start shooting their next film project together under the helm of Laurenti Dyogi. He also clarified that there is no truth in claims that ABS-CBN management will split up the Kim-Gerald tandem.