Julia Barretto, 22, has broken her silence about the rumors that she caused the breakup of Bea Alonzo, 31, and Gerald Anderson, 30. Barretto’s aunt Gretchen Barretto, 49, was one of those who reacted.
On August 6, 2019, Julia took to Instagram to release a statement about the breakup, in which she accused Alonzo of bullying and social media irresponsibility. The latter has yet to respond to the statement but has received support from fellow actors including Gretchen.
A fan of Alonzo was not convinced by Julia’s letter and tagged Gretchen in a comment. Gretchen directly expressed her support for Alonzo and accused Julia’s camp of hiring a ghost writer to write the statement.
For Gretchen, the statement just made Julia sound desperate to salvage whatever was left. The aunt added that the fact that they had to hire a ghostwriter was hilarious.
In 2010, Gretchen and Alonzo co-starred in “Magkaribal.” Among their co-stars were Derek Ramsay, Erich Gonzales, Enchong Dee, Angel Aquino and the late Mark Gil.
Julia is one of the daughters of Dennis Esteban Dominguez Baldivia, 57, who is professionally known as Dennis Padilla, and Marjorie Barretto, 45, one of the sisters of Gretchen and Claudine Barretto, 40. Padilla and Marjorie have two other children namely Claudia Barretto, 19, and Leon Barretto, 14.
Born in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines on March 10, 1997, Julia finished grade school at Miriam College in Quezon City, Metro Manila in 2011. She finished high school at St. Paul College in Pasig City, Metro Manila in 2015.
In 2006, Julia made her acting debut by playing Isabelle in “Gulong ng Palad.” On the big screen, she starred in the films “Para sa Hopeless Romantic” in 2015, “Vince and Kath and James” in 2016, “Love You to the Stars and Back,” “Unexpectedly Yours” and “Gandarapiddo: The Revenger Squad” in 2017, “I Love You, Hater” in 2018 and “Between Maybes” in 2019.
Filmed in Japan, “Between Maybes” starred Julia opposite Anderson with Yayo Aguila and Christian Vasquez. Here is a trailer: