In what seems to be a never-ending saga, Bea Alonzo has finally spoken to the press about the alleged cheating scandal between Gerald Anderson and his Between Maybes co-star Julia Barretto. Here's the gist of the sitch: On July 21, Sunday, Bea posted cryptic Instagram posts which people speculated to be about Gerald, her boyfriend of almost three years.
Things became more complicated when the internet noticed that Bea "liked" several fan account posts of Gerald and Julia allegedly getting "flirty" at Rayver Cruz's party that weekend.
Today, July 26, a video posted by the official Tonight With Boy Abunda Facebook page revealed Bea's first public appearance post-scandal. Talking to the press during a story conference for her upcoming ABS-CBN drama series, Bea dropped some major bombs about the issue. Here are three explosive takeaways from her interview:
1. Bea is a STRONG WOMAN.
After being asked how she's been doing after the scandal blew up online, Bea replied, "I'm moving forward. But siyempre, hindi ako puwedeng magpaipokrita." She also said, "I feel like I'm a strong woman."
2. She's been turning to her friends for support.
Bea thanked her friends for being by her side through it all, "Malaking bagay na nandiyan yung mga kaibigan ko. Malaking bagay na maraming nagki-care para sa akin."
She also acknowledged the flowers she's been receiving the past few days, "Actually, nagugulat nga ako, maraming nagpapadala ng bulaklak, maraming nagti-text, and malaking bagay ‘yon sa akin."
3. She and Gerald were not on a break when the scandal broke.
Reports have surfaced that Bea and Gerald have been broken up prior to the scandal making its rounds online. Bea, with her firm words, told her truth: "Honestly, to my understanding, we did not break up. He just started not talking to me."
Watch the full video here: