Since admitting that they are in a relationship, Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson have been open about their affection for each other—bashers and haters be damned!
Case in point: Julia is now able to say exactly what she feels for Gerald when he turned 32 years old earlier this month.
In a vlog posted by Gerald’s brother Ken Anderson on YouTube on Sunday, March 14, the 24-year-actress can be seen celebrating with her beau. Based on the video, Gerald, along with some loved ones and friends, held a small birthday party at his resort in Zambales on March 7. (Ken wrote a disclaimer on the video description that everybody in the party “had to get a swab test”)
Julia also gave Gerald a short message on the video.
“Happy, happy birthday, my love. I love you. And we all love you. Many, many more birthdays to come,” she said.
The video—though not the first instance that the two have publicly expressed their love for each other since their admission—is proof that Gerald and Julia are, indeed, no longer lovers in hiding.
And it seems Julia has taken to calling Gerald “my love” as a term of endearment. In her Instagram birthday greeting for Gerald, Julia wrote: “Everyday I celebrate you, but today I am extra grateful. Happy birthday my love, I am SO PROUD OF YOU.”
Gerald also greeted Julia on Instagram on her birthday last week. His simple message goes: “Happy birthday #youareablessing.”
Both Gerald and Julia separately admit they have been getting hate on social media because of their love lives (even before they came out in the open). But they choose not to mind the hate.
“Sometimes, when it’s the opinion of people who don’t have a significant role in your life, who really don’t matter to you, who you don’t even know, I’m never going to be affected by it. You don’t know me, I don’t know you, we can’t judge each other. It’s just not possible,” Julia said.
“Maraming tao diyan na mas malala. nangunguarakot. alam mo yun. So parang pag ganun inisip mo, mababawasan (yung stress). Nagagalit dahil sa love life ko, Dahil di nagwork relationship ko. Kailangan may perspective ka. And hindi ko yan goal sa buhay na parang, ‘Please, sana magiba isip niyo sa akin.’ Hindi naman,” Gerald said.
Gerald admitted he is in a relationship with Julia in an online interview with Boy Abunda earlier this month.
Banner photo from Instagram/Julia Barretto, YouTube/Ken Anderson