Married couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto have issued a statement to address speculations about their marriage. "WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship," said the couple in a joint statement.

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Nakiusap din ang mag-asawa na hayaan silang harapin ang kanilang "minor concerns" na hindi tinututukan ng media.

JOINT STATEMENT. Narito ang kabuuan ng joint statement nina Raymart at Claudine:

"In recent days, there have been numerous negative rumors about our marriage and our relationship, all of which have caused us, our children, and our families undue stress, strain, and unnecessary tension.

"In order to dispel all these unfounded innuendos, we now publicly declare, in the simplest and clearest terms that:

"WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship.

"Any issues that we may have are private, and do not detract from, nor diminish, the strength of our marriage. We ask that the public allow us to deal with our minor concerns without the glare and glee of media speculation that only hurt us and those we love.

"We are both deeply committed to our two (2) children, whom we love unconditionally. As concerned and devoted parents, we shall zealously protect their privacy, and their right to be untouched by malice and gossip. We plead with the public to respect their rights: they are innocent children unjustly harmed by the baseless gossip about us.

"We hope this JOINT STATEMENT settles and lays to rest all questions about us as a couple, and as individuals."