The Kapamilya artist management arm Star Magic has released a statement denying the rumor that its talents Julia Barretto and Gerald Anderson are expecting a baby, an ABS-CBN News report said on Monday.
Quoting an unnamed Star Magic representative, ABS-CBN News reported that “definitely it’s not true,” referring to the pregnancy speculation that surfaced on social media early Monday.
A separate Star Magic source sought for comment by The STAR’s Latest Chika confirmed that it’s “not true.”
The rumor stemmed from a now-viral Facebook post of veteran newscaster Jay Sonza on the ABS-CBN stars.
“Congratulations sa aking kapitbahay sa Congressional Village, Bahay Toro, Quezon City,” a portion of his Facebook post read.
“Napatunayan nina Visoy (visayan tisoy) Gerald Anderson at anak nina Dennis Padilla at Marjorie na si Julia Barreto na kapuwa hindi sila baog. After months of love lockdown and ESQ (exact sex quadrant) — may nabuo sa sinapupunan ni Julia,” Jay further wrote.
The journalist ended his post in Cebuano, saying that a speeding train can be stopped but not love: “Nahinayak ang batang Dadiangas. Nasiyot man jud oi. Kapugngan pay tren, dili ang gugmang gauros uros tawon. Happy Monday po. Makikibalita ako kung kailan ang kasal sa aking neighbor.”
As of writing, the two stars have yet to address the issue.
Julia and Gerald who co-starred in the film Between Maybes grabbed showbiz headlines in 2019 after they broke up with their respective partners — she with Joshua Garcia and he with Bea Alonzo.
They have since been hounded by rumors of being in a relationship, but have so far kept mum on the state of their love lives.