Kim Chiu Welcomes Gerald Anderson's New Leading Lady

Kim Chiu reacted to a "Showbiz News Ngayon" report that Jessy Mendiola has been receiving hate mail and negative tweets since she started working with Gerald Anderson for the television project "Budoy."

Anderson is Chiu's long-time on-screen partner.

The report said that some members of "Kimerald," or fans of the loveteam of Chiu and Anderson, do not like the latter's new leading lady.

Chiu maintained, however, that most of the Kimeralds have already expressed support for Anderson and Mendiola.

"Alam ko wala naman [issue]. Siguro mga dalawa or isa lang 'yon. Sa 100% siguro mga 5% lang 'yon at ang 95% naka-suporta sa kanila," Chiu told in an interview during a press conference for her upcoming series, "My Binondo Girl," which will premiere on ABS-CBN on August 22.

"Sa ngayon open naman po ang fans, alam ko. At sinuman ang magustuhan ni Gerald ay magugustuhan na din 'yon ng mga tao. And siyempre mas matutuwa ako kasi may taong nag-aalaga sa kanya."

In a recent interview, Mendiola said she fully understands the reaction of some fans.

"Mayroon na nagagalit sila, pero ang iba naman ay very supportive. Hindi naman lahat ng Kimerald ay ganoon. Mayroon lang talaga na hindi nila matanggap na magkahiwalay na ang love team [nila]," she said.

"I feel very bad kasi ginagawa ko lang ang trabaho ko. Gusto ko lang i-clear sa lahat na hindi naman lahat ng Kimerald ganoon, 'yung iba naman nagti-tweet na 'bagay din kayo ni Gerald,' ganoon."

Members of "Kimerald Forever" have denied that the hate mail came from them.

Meanwhile, Chiu also addressed speculations that some female stars are now afraid to work with Anderson because of the diehard fans of their loveteam.

"Sa akin di ko na call 'yon. Na kay Gerald na 'yon wala na po sa akin 'yon. May kanya-kanya na kaming buhay ngayon," she said.

Chiu said what is important now is that she and Anderson are good friends.