Bea Alonzo Describes Past Relationship With Gerald Anderson As ‘Whirlwind Romance’Bea Alonzo has described her past relationship with Gerald Anderson as a “whirlwind romance”.
In an article published in YES! magazine’s July 2013 issue, Alonzo said: “Whirlwind. Whirlwind ba tawag doon? Hindi? Fling? Ano? Summer romance. One season lang, e. Summer romance! It was fun. It was fun, parang 'yong ano, roller-coaster ride.”
Alonzo and Anderson dated for a short time in 2010, back when Alonzo was 23 and Anderson was 21.
Anderson just broke up with Kim Chiu when he expressed his intention to court Alonzo, the actress revealed in the article.
“Yong nanligaw siya, sabi ko, 'Let's not talk for three months. Make sure, okay?' Kasi kaka-break niya lang talaga literally, kaka-break niya lang with Kim. Tapos sabi ko, 'After three months, titingnan ko, ha, kung gusto mo pa rin ako. Kasi ayokong maging rebound,'” she said.
Alonzo is now in a long-term relationship with Zanjoe Marudo. She and Marudo have been teased recently about tying the knot.
The actress also said in the article that when Anderson expressed his intentions, she really did not want to be in a relationship with him.
“Kasi at that time ayoko talaga. Iniisip ko magkatrabaho pa sila noon eh. Parang they were doing a soap together, sila ni Kim,” she said.
“Baka mamaya ako 'yong talo, 'di ba? Baka mamaya mukha akong... 'yun pala, nagkabalikan sila doon or something. Pareho pa kami ng management, 'di ba?” she added.
“So sabi ko sa kanya, 'after three months, same date, kung serious ka, 'di text me or call me.' Ganyan. In fairness, naman, 12 midnight sakto, nag-text siya nang mahabang-mahaba,” she continued.
Her relationship with Anderson was full of ups and downs. Many who were following the issue in 2010 may recall that Anderson and Alonzo got death threats because of the relationship they had then.
However, these threats were not the only things that made the relationship complicated, Alonzo related.
“Si [Gerald], ay grabe. Papa-cater niya talaga 'yong house ko, ganyan, just because meron lang siyang hindi nagawa na promise niya. 'Yong ganon,” she said.
“Para ngang roller-coaster 'yon. As in, sobra akong depressed, tapos maya-maya lang, talagang pak! Na sa cloud nine na naman ako kasi sobra siyang magaling magpakilig, tapos bababa na naman ako,” she added.
“As far as I was concerned, I wasn't doing anything wrong. Hindi ko siya inagaw [si Gerald]. In fact, I gave it three months bago naging kami. May respeto kasi ako kay Kim. At alam ni Kim 'yon. Tapos never akong nagpa-interview. I could have defended myself. Tapos may death threats pa ako... Ang hirap, sobrang hirap. Para kang kontrabida. And it's all public perception.” she said.
“And all of that, feeling ko, kaya ko. Hindi ko lang kaya 'yong pati 'yung family niya ayaw sa akin, tapos magpapa-interview. And I felt na disente naman ako,” she said.
Alonzo also recalled that Anderson’s mother did not approve of her for her son, which made the actress angry at Anderson.
“Nagalit ako kay Ge noon. Kasi naisip ko 'yung nanay ko, may anak ding lalaki 'yan. Si mama, meron siyang girlfriends ng kapatid ko na ayaw niya din. But she wouldn't say na ayaw niya kasi alam niyang masasaktan nga si James, 'yong kapatid ko, at hindi 'yong girl,” she said.
“So parang sabi ko kay Ge, 'Ba't ganoon, baka hindi naman alam ng mom mo? Baka hindi niya nakikita kung gaano mo ko kamahal? Or baka hindi mo talaga ako ganoon...' 'Di ba, 'yung gano'n?” she added.
In what could be interpreted as saying she had gripes towards Anderson’s mom, Alonzo answered when asked why Anderson’s mom did not approve of their relationship: “Sabi niya, parang ginagamit ko daw. Sabi ko, 'Teka lang, ha. Narating ko naman 'yong narating ko, dati na.' Actually nasisira nga dahil jinowa ko siya.”
“So, I mean, nanay siya. Tapos ang feeling ko it wasn't fair, kasi never ko pa siyang nakilala. 'Di ba, parang ang sakit no'n? Kahit na nasisira 'yung pangalan ko, okay lang, basta 'yung pangalan niya, hindi masira, 'yong gano'n. Sobrang unfair. Kaya sabi ko, hindi ko na kaya,” she said.
Alonzo recalled that it was November 2010 when she and Anderson decided things will not work out for them both as a couple. She related that they agreed they will act as a couple during a visit to London for a concert produced by ABS-CBN so that they will have happy memories of the last moments of their relationship.
“[Napag-usapan naming y’on] para masaya 'yong last moment namin together. Kasi hindi pa pwede talaga. You and me against the world ang drama. Hindi ko kaya. Hindi ko kaya talaga,” she said.
According to the actress, she learned something from the relationship even though it was only for a short time. Furthermore, she said that she may have been the girl Anderson needed to learn how to stand up for his relationship.
“Baka noong time na 'yon hindi niya pa yata kayang panindigan. At least ngayon, napapanindigan niya na. Baka transition ako. Baka ako 'yong kinailangan niyang maranasan bago siya manindigan,” Alonzo shared.