Bea Alonzo is introducing the masses to another word: Gaslighted.
She used the term explaining what she felt after being dumped by ex Gerald Anderson.
Where prior she said the actor simply “ghosted” her, this time she added the actor also “gaslighted” her.
In an article published on MEGA Entertainment, the seasoned actress noted, “Apart from, of course, the whole infidelity thing and the whole ghosting thing, I think I’m mad at him more because he gaslighted me. I think it was more of that and until now, he’s not holding himself accountable. That’s what really gets me. He has not changed. Not a bit. He was only protecting himself. He’s selfish.”
But what does it mean?
According to healthline.com, Gaslighting is a form of emotional abuse that’s seen in abusive relationships. It’s the act of manipulating a person by forcing them to question their thoughts, memories, and the events occurring around them.
Bea didn’t stop there.
She shared seeing Gerald after their breakup at the 2019 ABS-CBN Ball.
Given the chance, Bea admitted she wanted to confront the actor and slap him.
“To be honest, when he ghosted me, para akong na-scam. As in like, when I posted what I posted, (the “Enough” over black on her Instagram), it felt like a weight off my shoulder. Parang I felt I was able to get my power back. Parang naisip ko, in my head, ‘Let me show you who I really am.’”
She also recalled how her onscreen partner John Lloyd Cruz reacted about their split.
“Merong ‘I told you so’ moment, of course, because he never really wanted that guy for me. Well, he never wanted anybody for me. He told me that I can survive it, and he kept telling me that I don’t love him,” she said. “But I didn’t believe him. Because I loved Gerald.”
“I’ve always been into self-preservation when it comes to relationships. I’ve always been the Alpha. Yeah, and it was the first time that I really let myself go and just love fully,” she added. “I don’t know, maybe because it’s our second chance and I didn’t want it to fail.”
Despite what happened, Bea declared that she now learned her lesson — which is not to let herself be cheated on that way ever again, by anybody.
“I will never subject myself anymore to that type of relationship.”
According to G3 San Diego, the interview actually happened last Feb. 28, just days before Gerald finally admitted to being in a relationship with Julia Barretto.
He has denied the “ghosting” allegation.