Photos with Maja are real, says Gerald

Posted at 01/11/2013 6:39 PM | Updated as of 01/11/2013 8:00 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Gerald Anderson has confirmed that photos of him with Maja Salvador making the rounds online are authentic.

Maja Salvador and Gerald Anderson in a circulating photo
reportedly taken in Davao.

"Opo, totoo 'yan, yes," the 23-year-old actor confirmed with "The Buzz" host Boy Abunda in an exclusive interview. The one-on-one interview will be aired in full on the entertainment talk show on Sunday.

Anderson is referring to recent "Instagram photos" of him with the 24-year-old actress, allegedly taken during trips to Davao and Albay, which have fueled rumors of a romantic relationship between the two Star Magic talents.

One photo, reportedly taken in Davao, shows Anderson and Salvador inside what appears to be a car.

In his taped interview with "The Buzz", the "Budoy" star confirmed he and the "Ina, Kapatid, Anak" actress did recently make a trip to the city, but for the promotion of "24/7 In Love".

The romantic-comedy film, released in November last year, features Anderson's reunion team-up with former girlfriend Kim Chiu. Salvador, on the other hand, was paired with Diether Ocampo in the Star Cinema project.

Several other undated photos showing Salvador and Anderson
are circulating online, including one (above) where the actor's arm
is seen around the actress.

"May isang beses na nag-usap kami ni Maja, isang trip to Davao -- we were doing promotion for '24/7'," Anderson said. "Nag-usap kami, tinatanong ko siya kung anong magagandang vacation spots na pwede puntahan. Tapos yun sinabi niya Misimis Bay."

Misibis Bay is a resort-hotel in Albay.

In an earlier interview, Salvador explained that Misibis Bay was the venue for a bridal shower of her cousin.

"Ta's ako naman, sabi ko, 'Wow, mukhang exciting 'yan, masaya,'" Anderson said. "And then binanggit niya (Salvador), pupunta siya kasama mga pinsan niya, marami sila, kapatid niya, pamilya niya is going, dahil 'yun nga, bridal shower."

"Sabi ko, 'Kailan? I'll get a group of my friends, para marami tayo, so we can all go.' So ayun na, naayos na, so after ng vacation ko ng pamilya ko, we all went there," he said.

Also among the photos of Anderson and Salvador circulating online is one where the two are seen posing with a group of friends. The actor confirmed that the particular photo was taken at Misibis Bay.

Salvador earlier said she had also invited Chiu to the Albay resort, "hindi lang siya pwede kasi may family [vacation]."

Following reports of a blooming "relationship" between the two Kapamilya stars, supposedly on the basis of the circulating photos, Chiu expressed regret over her "wasted" friendship with Salvador.

Chiu and Anderson broke up in 2010 amid controversies surrounding their relationship.

Salvador, known to be the best friend of Chiu, has chosen to keep mum on her alleged romantic relationship with Anderson. She said, however, that Chiu is knowledgeable of "what's been happening."

Chiu and Salvador currently co-star in the primetime series "Ina, Kapatid, Anak".