When asked to give a congratulatory message to former screen partner, Gerald Anderson said: "Kim, congratulations. Alam ko, sobrang stressful ang ginagawa mo..."


The Kapamilya actress plays a dual role in My Binondo Girl.

Photo: Sany Chua

Gerald Anderson said his recent dinner with Kim Chiu in Eastwood was not a "date."

"Nagkita kami," he said, stressing: "It's a friendly get-together."

When asked to elaborate, he just gave one-liners.

PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed Gerald at the Ready, Get Set, Go! Faaster! event of Puma yesterday, August 20, at TriNoMa in Quezon City.

"It meant nothing," he said, looking a bit awkward. "Wala... Nagkita lang kami dun... Nakita ko siya. 'Tsaka marami po kami. Kumain po kami lahat, [at] siyempre, merong kuwentuhan."

The Kimerald fans, according to one reporter, were ecstatic.

"That's good," was his brief comment.

MORE ABOUT KIM. His tandem with rumored ex-girlfriend ended with the film, Till My Heartaches End, which was released in October 2010.

Presently, Gerald is busy with Budoy, ABS-CBN's upcoming series.

Kim, on the other hand, has a film, My Binondo Girl,  set for release on August 22.

"Nag-start na po yung bago kong soap... Ganun po talaga, sanay po kaming magkasama sa isang soap. This is the first time na magkakahiwalay kami," he said.

He admitted that he misses the Filipina-Chinese beauty, adding: "Kailangan naming dalawa" to spend the time apart.

He warmed up at the mention of Kim's transformation into a boy in the latest Star Cinema offering.

"Ako talaga iyon, e. Kasama ako sa Binondo Girl," he joked, before adding, "Sobrang cute, sobra akong nakukyutan sa hairdo niya.

"Nagulat ako actually... Hindi ako masyadong familiar sa kuwento niya pero nung nakita ko na-kyutan ako sobra."