Gerald Anderson’s mother Evangeline Opsima came to his defense after getting interviewed by TV Patrol General Santos and gave a message to actresses Bea Alonzo and Julia Barretto.
An infuriated Evangeline told Bea, "Lagi mong pinapatamaan ang anak ko. Ganun na ba kasama si Gerald? Pati makeup artist mo, magbitaw ng salita laban sa anak ko bakit, kilala mo ba ang anak ko?”
"Hiniwalayan mo si Zanjoe. You didn't say anything laban kay Zanjoe. Naghiwalay kayo na matagal kayong [may] relasyon na ilang taon. Dumating sa buhay mo si Gerald. Ngayon tuwing may kamali ang anak ko, tuwing may nagawang mali si Gerald, agad kang lumantad sa TV. Niliit mo ang anak ko," she added.
She also admitted that she disapproved of Bea as her son’s girlfriend.
"Bea, siguro alam mo na ako walang gusto sa'yo bilang naging girlfriend ng anak ko. Pero wala akong magagawa, ginusto ka ng anak ko. Ina niya lang ako. Ginusto ka ng anak ko, minahal ka ni Gerald. Hindi ka niya binastos kailanman.”
For Evangeline, it was just better if they talked privately and not aired this issue in public.
"Ngayon kung may problema kayong dalawa, bakit hindi kayo nag-uusap dalawa? Instead na lumantad ka agad sa TV. Hindi masamang tao ang anak ko.”
Gerald made headlines after his breakup with Bea and got romantically linked with his Between Maybes co-star Julia Barretto. However, during his previous interview, he clarified that Julia is not the reason behind their split.
Evangeline then advised Julia that if the rumors were true, she does not like her for her son too because she knows the relationship wouldn’t last anyway.
"Julia, hindi ibig sabihin hindi kita gusto, bata ka sa anak ko. May edad si [Gerald]. Baka lang ilang taon lang, wala na rin. O maybe three months, wala na kayo,” she said.
"Hindi ko sinasabing ayaw kita, no, ang akin lang, ang advice ko lang sa'yo, please, ayoko kasi may edad na rin si Gerald sa'yo. Hindi rin kayo magtagal kasi alam ko, nasa industriya ka rin. Alam ko 'yung relasyon laro lang," she added.
She then apologized to Gerald and said, "I'm sorry RJ, I know you're going to get mad to Mama. I think, son, it's time to voice out anong naramdaman ko, saan nasasaktan si Mama.”