It's been a flurry of events this week ever since Bea Alonzo liked photos of her now ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson and his Between Maybes co-star Julia Barretto allegedly getting all flirty with each other, after being spotted at the birthday celebration of Rayver Cruz last July 20. Netizens were fast to speculate that this had something to do with Bea's cryptic posts on July 21.
Amid controversy, Julia's ex-boyfriend Joshua Garcia expressed his support for her. Julia even shared a message she received from Joshua, on how "she's the strongest person" he knows, and how he's certain she'll get through things. He even used their term of endearment, "Baba," something which they used to call each other when they were still in a *relationship*.
In June, the two shared how they're now happy to be back to being the "best of friends."
"Kaibigan ko siya, e. So hindi naman siguro masama kung ibigay ko 'yung suporta ko sa kanya." To Julia specifically, he had this message: "Kumbaga kalimutan muna natin 'yung problema, nandito ako bilang kaibigan mo, hindi para kung ano man."
Joshua and Gerald were both spotted at a recent ABS-CBN trade event, and a few days ago, ABS-CBN also uploaded a Facebook video of Joshua reenacting scenes from One More Chance as Popoy (played by John Lloyd Cruz, who co-starred with Bea in the film), Sarah... Ang Munting Prinsesa as Princess Sarah (played by Camille Prats), and Budoy (played by Gerald).
On July 25, Julia posted what felt like a reaction to netizens' criticisms, in light of recent events.
Before changing their relationship status and becoming the best of friends, Joshua and Julia celebrated their second anniversary in April.