MANILA, Philippines – Gerald Anderson broke his silence about his reported split up with Maja Salvador. In the Nathaniel’s Grand Press conference, he has confirmed the rumored breakup.
The interview with Gerald Anderson at the press conference was shown on ABS-CBN’s Aquino & Abunda Tonight episode last 14 April 2015.
“Opo, we are taking a break muna sa relationship namin, but okay kami. We are on very good terms. Nag-uusap kami. We’re doing this together and we’re taking this step-by-step together,” Gerald said.
Gerald also thanked their fans, family, and friends who were always there for him and for Maja.
The actor said that he didn’t want to go into the details of their breakup, so he asked their fans to respect Maja as much as they can.
Because of Janice De Belen?
Some netizens pointed Ms. Janice De Belen, mother of Gerald in the 2011-2012 soap Budoy, as the third party who allegedly caused the breakup.
This post quickly went viral online after being shared on several media outlets. The kissing photo was actually posted by Janice herself on Instagram. It was taken during her birthday last November 2014.
For some, they looked like a couple celebrating one sweet special moment together. According to its caption, Gerald gave Janice her first birthday kiss on that very special day.
A Marketing Tactic?
Aquino & Abunda Tonight co-host, Boy Abunda, revealed that they already knew the breakup for 7 weeks already but did not report about it until Gerald confirmed it to the press.
For this reason, some people think that the Gerald–Maja breakup is just nothing but a marketing tactic for the ABS-CBN’s primetime soap Nathaniel.
Nathaniel will star Gerald Anderson, Shaina Magdayao, and the newest child actor Marco Masa who plays the little angel Nathaniel. They will be joined by Coney Reyes, Pokwang, Isabelle Daza, Benjie Paras, Jayson Gainza, Ogie Diaz, Sharlene San Pedro, Jairus Aquino, Yesha Camile, Fourth, and Fifth Solomon. It is directed by Darnel Joy Villaflor and Francis Pasion.