On July 21, 2018, Kris Aquino posted on Instagram a photo of her sons Joshua and Bimby with actress Erich Gonzales. In her caption, Kris said that the photo was taken when Joshua was recovering after being hospitalized due to erosive esophagitis.
A netizen with the handle @lovesimonblue commented on Kris' post: “Ito naman si Erich. Hay, users. Mahina siguro ang ratings ng show n’ya. @krisaquino feeling ko, Ms. Kris, may pasabog naman ‘yan. Haha.”
Erich is currently starring in the TV series The Blood Sisters.
The Queen of All Media hastily replied and defended her good friend: “@lovesimonblue this comment is uncalled for. Tested ang friendship namin [ni] @erichgg. Kung may problema ka sa kanya, KAMI SUPER ang pagmamahal sa kanya. Hindi biro ang effort niya—ang lakas ng ulan, super traffic, and yet dumating siya. #ichooselove.”
A number of Kris’ followers sided with her.
One follower, @bhebzygallego, wrote, “@lovesimonblue oy, 'wag mo naman sabihan 'yan. Panganay na anak ni @krisaquino 'yan si @erichgg. Nong nagkasakit nga si Erich inampon siya ni Madam at dun natulog sa bahay nila. 'Wag ka po manghusga, just #lovelovelove.”
The follower was referring to the time in June 2018 when Erich stayed at Kris’ house after an asthma attack.
There were other followers who attested to Erich and Kris’ friendship, as well.