"He's a good man naman dapat lang naman na good things happen to him," said Marjorie about ex-hubby Dennis Padilla. Photo: Noel Orsal
Despite their current status, actress-turned-Caloocan councilor Marjorie Barretto still wants estranged husband Dennis Padilla to spend his Christmas with her and their children.

 

"As a father, I have nothing negative to say [about Dennis]," Marjorie told PEP [Philippine Entertainment Portal] last December 1, during the birthday celebration of Cesar Montano and Sunshine Cruz's youngest daughter, Angel Francesca.

 

"Wala naman akong masabi. I don't think he has anything bad to say about me. Ganoon din ako, I will not speak ill of Dennis ever," clarified the neophyte politician.

 

According to Marjorie, living separately did not hinder Dennis from carrying out his obligations, particularly towards the children.

 

"Basta may panahon siya, lalo na pag ako ang walang panahon, he's always there for the children," she said.

 

For five years, Marjorie, Dennis and their kids made it a habit to spend Christmas with Claudine and Raymart. This year will be no different.

 

"We usually spend it in Claudine and Raymart's house. Siguro ganu'n din ngayon," revealed Marjorie.

 

The couple, who separated early this year, have remained "friends" and on speaking terms. For the Yuletide festivity, Dennis's presence is a must to make the kids happy.

 

Said Marjorie: "There's no reason naman for Dennis not to join us this Christmas. Most probably, makakasama namin siya.with the children."

 

As to the rumor linking her to Caloocan Mayor Recom Echeverri, Marjorie politely begged off.

 

"There's nothing to clear," she said. "I don't want to talk about him. It's very awkward kasi we work together and hindi naman dapat nasasalihan ng intriga ‘yong trabaho namin."