Pan­de­mo­nium over ‘pan­demic ba­bies’

De­spite the bag­gage of be­long­ing to a con­tro­ver­sial fam­ily, the 23-year-old ac­tress re­vealed in a re­cent in­ter­view with G3 San Diego, What’s not to love about be­ing a Bar­retto? I love it be­cause of my grand­fa­ther

Daily Tribune (Philippines) - - FRONT PAGE - BY LOUISE LIZAN AND CARE BALLERAS @tri­bunephl_lou, @tri­bunephl_­care

An­other year, an­other con­tro­versy for on­screen part­ners Ju­lia Bar­retto and Ger­ald An­der­son af­ter news­caster Jay Sonza al­leged in a Face­book post on 20 Septem­ber that they are ex­pect­ing their first baby.

In said post, Sonza con­grat­u­lated Ger­ald and neigh­bor Ju­lia for prov­ing they are fer­tile. “Af­ter months of love lock­down and ESQ (ex­act sex quad­rant), may nabuo sa sina­pupunan ni

Ju­lia (Af­ter months of lock­down and ESQ (ex­act sex quad­rant), some­thing formed in Ju­lia’s womb),” Sonza added.

“Fake news!” the ac­tors in ques­tion re­sponded. Ju­lia posted a photo of her toned abs, cap­tioned, “FAKE NEWS.” Ger­ald shared a clip from his cur­rent drama A Soldier’s

Heart with a cap­tion about fake news.

“Sa pana­hon ngayon na ang

bilis ku­malat ng ‘FAKE NEWS’… Akala ko magig­ing ‘FAKE NEWS’ din ang A Soldier’s Heart (Dur­ing these times when fake news spreads fast, I thought A Soldier’s Heart would be fake news as well),’” the ac­tor wrote with high hopes that the show will con­tinue af­ter months of de­lay.

‘Leave Ju­lia Bar­retto Alone’

Ne­ti­zens have ral­lied be­hind the Star Magic ac­tress with the Twit­ter tag, “Leave Ju­lia Bar­retto Alone” claim­ing that she is re­ceiv­ing too much ha­tred for a ru­mor that even if turns out to be true, is not some­thing to be hated upon.

Oth­ers also com­pared that the treat­ment of Sofia An­dres hav­ing a baby with boyfriend Daniel Mi­randa and the al­leged preg­nancy of Janella Sal­vador with part­ner Markus Pater­son were far bet­ter than how Ju­lia’s preg­nancy ru­mor was re­ceived.

Ju­lia is this gen­er­a­tion’s most con­tro­ver­sial Bar­retto af­ter be­ing in­volved in last year’s third-party skir­mish be­tween Bea Alonzo and Ger­ald, leav­ing adrift former part­ner Joshua Gar­cia, with whom Ju­lia re­cently made amends.

Ju­lia was also the tar­get in her grand­fa­ther’s fu­neral fi­asco which in­volved a phys­i­cal con­fronta­tion with aunts Gretchen and Clau­dine Bar­retto.

Re­cently, the Ju­lia-and-Ger­ald ru­mor arose once more af­ter they were al­legedly seen in the ac­tor’s Zam­bales beach house to­gether. De­spite the bag­gage of be­long­ing to a con­tro­ver­sial fam­ily, the 23-year-old ac­tress re­vealed in a re­cent in­ter­view with G3 San Diego, “What’s not to love about be­ing a Bar­retto? I love it be­cause of my grand­fa­ther.”

‘I’m not al­lowed to jump’

Janella’s preg­nancy ru­mors started with a sim­ple phrase: “Oh my God. I al­most jumped and that’s not good. I’m not al­lowed to jump,” Janella, though not vis­i­ble in the video, was heard say­ing in boyfriend Markus’ Face­book livestream. This phrase, how­ever, gave “birth” to a hun­dred spec­u­la­tions that the 22-year-old is preg­nant — be­cause not be­ing al­lowed to jump could be a preg­nancy pre­cau­tion. The cou­ple had just gone pub­lic with their ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship on 12 Septem­ber. Pater­son shared a video of them slow-danc­ing to the song, “Me and Mrs. Jones,” and shar­ing a sweet kiss in the end with the cap­tion, “My (world).”

Mean­while, Sal­vador posted a mem­ory of their trip to Osaka. “The best hugs in the world from the best potato in the world,” the cap­tion reads. Ru­mors of their re­la­tion­ship first sprouted in Au­gust 2019 with the two young stars care­fully tread­ing the topic when asked.

A source from Pep.ph con­firmed that Janella is preg­nant and will be giv­ing birth this Oc­to­ber, yet none of those in­volved have nei­ther con­firmed nor de­nied the is­sue.

PHO­TO­GRAPH COUR­TESY OF IG/JULIABARRE­TTO JU­LIA an­swers preg­nancy is­sue with a photo of well-toned abs.

PHO­TO­GRAPH COUR­TESY OF BLACKSHEEP PRO­DUC­TIONS

GER­ALD An­der­son and Ju­lia Bar­retto re­spond ‘fake news’ to Jay Sonza’s preg­nancy claim.

PHO­TO­GRAPH COUR­TESY OF IG/ JULIABARRE­TTO

JU­LIA Bar­retto re­mains un­fazed amid con­tro­ver­sies.

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