The reunion episode of Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu in Maalaala Mo Kaya gained the approval of television viewers and was met with enthusiasm by Kimerald fans. Gerald credited its success to Kim’s performance, admitting that he himself was in awe of her execution. The actor said he could not help but be proud of Kim’s growth as an actress. He also confessed that he has since been longing to work with Kim, that getting the chance to collaborate with her again has stirred up excitement in him.
"Kumbaga ako rin naman na-miss ko rin eh, ang ganda kasi nong experience ko rin nong nagta-taping kami at hindi naman sa pagiging biased pero honestly feeling ko isa ‘yun sa pinakamagandang performance ni Kim eh, na may mga times na nagugulat ako don sa mga eksena. She's came a long way na pagdating sa craft namin,” he said in an interview at his welcome home party after joining the 42K Skechers Performance L.A. Marathon.
Gerald and Kim’s television comeback is set to continue this year as a new series is in the works. “Excited ako dito sa bagong show namin dahil marami pa kaming ipapakita sa tao, kumbaga hindi lang po para sa mga Kimeralds, kumbaga para sa lahat. It's a great show, napakaganda ng istroya, napakaganda ng mensahe na gusto naming iparating sa tao. We are excited,” he shared.
Aside from his stint in MMK this March, Gerald also celebrated his birthday this month. As to his birthday wish, Gerald said he did not ask for anything grand but instead he hopes he gets the chance to continually pay it forward in exchange of the good things that have been happening in his career
“Sobrang grateful na ako sa lahat ng mga blessings at sa mga lahat ng nangyayari at ‘yung wish ko lang sana matupad ko lang lahat ng responsibilities and ‘yung expectation na sini-set ko para sa sarili ko at sini-set ng ibang tao para sa akin,” he relayed.
With the actor currently linked to Bea Alonzo, the media asked what was her birthday present for him. Gerald shared it was worth beyond any material stuff. “More than anything it's not just about kung ano ang ibinigay sa akin na gift, it’s just ‘yung support na nandiyan and that’s more than enough para sa akin."
Amid the ongoing speculations about the real score between him and Bea, the actor stressed that he does not want to rush anything when it comes to his love life. “Di naman ako nagmamadali. Ini-enjoy ko lang every moment and yeah happy lang, dapat laging happy.”
Gerald has also scratched off something on his list of goals this year by joining the 42K marathon in Los Angeles, California. The actor remarked that he is grateful to be part of Skechers which opened doors for him to represent a brand and the Philippines in an international event.
“Iba ‘yung pakiramdam kasi alam mong ito ‘yung moment na hinihintay mo, alam mong maraming nakaabang at maraming sumusuporta at nagmamahal sa’yo at alam mong isa 'to sa pinapangarap mo sa buhay. Hindi lang ‘yung marathon pero ‘yung pupunta ako doon, ire-represent ko ‘yung Pilipinas bilang ambassador ng Skechers, ng Philippines, so napakasarap at napakaganda ng experience,” he stated.