by: Rachelle Siazon
Kim Chiu used to give Gerald Anderson the cold shoulder during the peak of his romantic involvement with Bea Alonzo, but the young actress happily shared that she and Gerald are back to being good friends since late last year. “Sobrang close naman kami. At hindi na rin namin iniisip kung anong nangyari, parang wala lang, may hangin lang. Basta masamangissue hindi na namin pinag-uusapan. Hindi namin ino-open up sa isa’t isa. Kapag nagkikita kami masaya lang,” she said during her contract signing with Star Cinema last January 13.
As a matter of fact, the two of them had a special dinner together before Kim flew to Korea during the Christmas break. Kim also clarified that there’s no truth to the rumors saying that she and Gerald actually spent the holidays together in Canada. “Hindi naman. Nasa Korea ako, si Ge nandito [sa Pilipinas nung Pasko]. And nag-dinner naman kami. Hindi nga lang Pasko [mismo], pero Christmas dinner yun.”
Both of them even thought of giving each other a travel bag for their respective vacation trips last month. “[Ang regalo kasi niya sa akin] LV (Louis Vuitton) na trolley bag kasi dapat pupunta akong Korea. Galing akong Cebu, so binigay niya sa driver ko, gamitin ko daw. Tapos yun nakita ko. Sabi ng driver ko bigay ni Gerald. Ginamit ko agad. Tinanggal ko gamit ko sa luggage ko tapos nilipat ko dun. [Ang regalo ko naman sa kanya] phone (Blackberry) tsaka backpack kasi nalaman ko na pupunta sila ng Baler, magbi-beach siya, so binigyan ko ngbackpack.”
To further prove that they’re on good terms, Kim revealed that Gerald often checks out her new house to make sure that construction is going smoothly. “Oo, tinitignan niya pagkagaling niyang taping. Kapag umuuwi siya ng madaling araw, tinetext niya ako. Kasi malapit lang din dun yung bahay niya, dinadaanan lang din. So sinisilip niya, maganda naman daw. [Pero] wala siya dine-design dun, tinitignan lang niya.” When asked if she still plans to reserve a guest room for Gerald’s use in her house, she simply replied, “Nandun pa rin for all.”
So would she consider herself completely healed after all the heartaches Gerald gave her last year? “Yes healed! Ano ba ‘yan ate nagkasakit ba ako? Tuberculosis? Ha-ha-ha! Oo naman ate, dati pa masaya na ako.