Gerald Anderson’s family approves of his relationship with actress Maja Salavador.
The actor, along with his father Roger and brother Ken, appeared on ”Buzz Ng Bayan” Sunday, heaping praises on Maja.
While Ken sees Maja as his “Ate,” Roger, who just met the actress Christmas last year, described her as ”a very caring person, she’s a sweetheart.”
He even recalled that “(when) I met Maja… I was still overseas, I was working. She really endears herself, she’s really charming. She said, ‘Daddy, come home. You need to come home.’”
Gerald agreed, saying, “Talagang sobrang mabait ‘yun (Maja).”
In a recorded message, the actor’s mother Virgie Anderson reminded him to be cautious when it comes to matters of the heart.
“I want you to be careful son, hindi ako nakikielam sa mga love life mo pero ayaw ko lang ikaw masaktan… I love you,” she said.
The Kapamilya actor celebrated his 25th birthday with relatives on Feb. 7. Without going into details, he described the event as ”something simple.”
He said, “Sinurprise niya ako (Maja). I’m out with my friends and family. Okay naman po, nag-enjoy naman kami.”
Gerald had a pre-birthday bash on March 4 with members of the fan clubs JaGers Official, Solid Kimerald and AshRald Official at The Buffet in Quezon City. He thanked them via Instagram for the ”inspiring day.”
Now, he only hopes for “more blessings para sa akin at sa buong pamilya ko.”
Gerald is not bothered by continued criticisms being hurled against him and Maja.
“Napagdaanan ko na po ‘yun eh, ganun po talaga wala pong magbabago. Just like I said, kailangan mo lang tanggapin and move on,” said he.
When asked how they handle it, he replied, “Iwasan po pagusapan ‘yung negativity, always focus on positivity … mas magtatagal kayo.”
While the relationship proved quite challenging, Gerald thanked Maja for hanging on, saying “sobra kong na-a-appreciate lahat ng ginagawa niya.”
Being in show business for nine years has made Gerald more spiritual.
“Prayer (is the) main reason kung bakit nagiging positive pa rin ako kahit hindi nagiging maganda yung takbo ng buhay (ko) minsan. Si papa God ang bahala sayo ,” he related.