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I believe in love and am a bit of a hopeless romantic so I’m ready to SHIP BeaRald if and when they decide to grab their second chance at love. I can’t help it. #SorryNotSorry. You might feel the same way too when you read their story from Irish Dizon.
Bea and Gerald talked. And realized how, holy sh*t, they could not stop talking. “Laking probinsya ako,” Gerald says. “I’m a small-town boy. For me to get along with a movie star, it was surreal and unbelievable.” Beat. “I fell in love fast and really hard.”
Newsflash, Gerald: Bea liked you back. But she kept her cards close to her chest because she’s heard the line, “I’ve always had a crush on you,” from another actor who tried to woo her in the past. “Ano to, pareho ng linya,” she remembers telling actor Sam Milby with an eye roll. Sam was playing bridge, putting in a good word for Gerald. But Sam didn’t have to work too hard. Bea was already attracted. However, there was that very important fact that Gerald was in a wildly popular and bankable love team, and his reel-life girl was also his real-life girl. She didn’t want complication, thank you verymuch. In Los Angeles, at a grocery store of all places, Gerald finally came clean: He was already single. “Pwede bang manligaw?” In a case of life imitating art, Bea told Gerald to contact her again in three months. “Ginaya ko si Basha sa One More Chance,” she says, giggling. She laughs about it now, but back then she was serious. A three-month wait: out of respect for his ex, so they could be sure about their feelings. “Naghintay pa nga ako eh,” she says, sadly. (So to all the gossips who painted Bea as a heartless b*tch who ruined a fairytale, you may take several seats.) She left the US ahead of Gerald, and minutes upon arriving at her home, someone knocked on her door, bearing red roses from the actor. Bea wasn’t kilig. She was pissed. “I did not even give him my number. So nagulat ako. Eh si Milby, kapitbahay ko ‘yun dati,” she says a flash of annoyance on her face. “Pinabalik ko ’yung flowers. Tapos sa likod sinulatan ko ng, ‘Hindi ka tumupad sa usapan.’” After that admonition, all communication between them stopped. “Walang usap at all,” Gerald reiterates. “Worst three months of my life. I was going through something. I hurt someone. But I was also looking forward to being with someone. Sh*t. Parang, ‘Oh man. Anong nangyayari sa buhay ko?’” So wait, he did. But at the stroke of midnight after three months, he texted her a looong message basically reminding her it’s the end of their deal. Subtext being: I really, really, really, really, really like you. When Bea got the text, she literally screamed in kilig and showed the message to her PA. But like a typical Pinay, she did not reply immediately, causing Gerald to go on full praning mode. “Mukhang wala na ‘to,” Gerald remembers telling himself. Good things come to those who wait, though. He woke up to a lengthy text message from Bea, and the feeling could be summed up this way: “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!” (READ MORE HERE)