This stems from a now-deleted post by Sonza claiming the couple is expecting a baby, congratulating them and saying that Julia was impregnated during the lockdown.
Now, on a Facebook post on Tuesday, September 22, Sonza said he was only happy because one person admitted she is pregnant.
"Kung ganoon po, binabawi ko ang aking masayang pagbati," the former ABS-CBN newscaster said. "Happy & excited kasi ako kapag may nabibiyayan ng Buhay. Pasensiya na kung napaaga ang aking Congratulations. Itatabi ko na lang muna iyong regalo ko sa kanila."
After Sonza's initial pregnancy claim went viral, fans were quick to defend Julia, denying the rumors because the actress is busy with shoots and endorsements. They also noted her fit body, specifically her toned abdomen.
They trended the term "LEAVE JULIA BARRETTO ALONE" while slamming Sonza for spreading false news.
imagine julia barretto @barrettojulia released a vlog named “gender reveal” then she’ll pop a balloon then walang lalabas kung girl or boy then she’ll say “oh diba wala” tas tatapusin yung vlog na “see u in court, jay” huhuhu— JULIA BARRETTO’NT (@JuliaBanretto) September 21, 2020
LEAVE JULIA BARRETTO ALONE
julia barretto is currently doing a serye and has an endorsement. what makes jay sonza thinks that she is pregnant? julia have been posting a lot. you might wanna check her recent vlogs and instagram posts for references.— ً (@pwetnijulia) September 21, 2020
i hope julia files a lawsuit on fashion pulis and jay sonza for spreading fake news about her for a long time now. this has to stop. they are ruining her image in public. LEAVE JULIA BARRETTO ALONE.— ً (@pwetnijulia) September 21, 2020
julia barretto have been the punching of the filipinos ever since she was a kid. y'all accused the girl of being a snob, maldita, malandi, and etc. y'all care about women empowerment and mental health- but not to her. give her a fucking break.— ً (@pwetnijulia) September 21, 2020
LEAVE JULIA BARRETTO ALONE.
Since the pregnancy allegations circulated, Julia and Gerald had made their statements.
Julia posted a picture showing off her abs, with the caption "FAKE NEWS."
On the other hand, Gerald, in jest, congratulated himself in an Instagram Story post.