Shortly after Gerald Anderson revealed to Boy Abunda that he was "very happy" with Julia Barretto, the two actors celebrated their birthdays just a few days apart. On March 7, Julia shared a short and sweet birthday post for her Between Maybes co-star. She wrote, "Every day I celebrate you, but today I am extra grateful. Happy birthday, my love, I am SO PROUD OF YOU." She paired it with a cute couple pic.
On March 10, it was Gerald's turn to celebrate Julia. He posted a photo of her looking carefree at the beach, and also had a short caption for her. He penned, "Happy birthday #youareablessing"
Some netizens seem to have expected more from Gerald, especially given the ~big reveal~ that he and Julia are in a relationship. They find that his post showed no effort in celebrating Julia. User @iamninacruz commented, "'Yung ang haba ng caption nung bday nya tas sya happy birthday lang, EFFORT a."
User @saroo_1108 said, "Pucha walang 'I love you?'"
One user, @jhaamendoza, suggested, "Lagyan mo naman ng I love you. Siya nga proud sa 'yo eh! Aynakooo."
User @jazzminnea knew others would also be underwhelmed by Gerald's post. She said, "For sure maraming naghintay sa post then napasabi ng 'ay, yun na yun?' Hahahaha char."
Whether or not you agree with the comments above, what matters at the end of the day is that Julia is happy. And according to her mom Marjorie Barretto and her sister Dani Barretto-Panlilio on their birthday letters for her, Julia is at her "happiest."
And, for all we know, Gerald and Julia could've had a romantic celebration in private.