Claudine on feud with Gretchen: "Nakakalungkot din pero sanayan na rin."


"Sana maayos. Sana, of course, makilala niya ‘yong pamangkin niya pero mahirap mag-hope... I'm hoping na kapag okay na, dire-diretso na," says Claduine Barretto (left) about her feud with estranged sister Gretchen Barretto.

"Hindi ko alam," replies Claudine Barretto when asked if her sister Gretchen will pay her a visit when she gives birth.

Claudine is six months pregnant with her first child with husband Raymart Santiago. The couple found out about the baby on the way in November.

Claudine says she still hasn't received any word from Gretchen.

The Walang Kapalit actress says, "Sana maayos. Sana, of course, makilala niya ‘yong pamangkin niya pero mahirap mag-hope... I'm hoping na kapag okay na, dire-diretso na."

When asked if she has plans of getting Gretchen as one of the baby's godmothers, she simply shrugs.

She explains, "Hindi ko alam talaga. Tatanungin ko rin kay Raymart. Hindi ko pa talaga alam. Hindi ko rin naisip. Mahirap, e. Mahirap mag-expect. Parang siguro 'pag dumating ‘yong time na hindi mo na masyadong ine-expect baka ‘yon na."

Gretchen and her family, the Barrettos, have been feuding since 2004.

Talk has it that the falling out started when ABC-5, owned by Gretchen's partner Tonyboy Cojuangco, hired Willie Revillame to host the show Puso o Pera?. It was said that Dennis Padilla, Willie's former co-host in Masayang Tanghali Bayan and husband of Marjorie, had a heated conversation with Gretchen.

Dennis allegedly questioned why the station hired Willie. Dennis, reports said, blamed Willie for the cancellation of MTB, which left him out of job.

YES! magazine's associate editor Anna Pingol wrote in July 2004: "An ABC-5 executive told YES! that Gretchen holds no position in the station and has no say in any show or in hiring of artists in the network. The decision to hire Willie, the executive said, was made by the management team."

The argument between Gretchen and Dennis was said to have resulted to Dennis—Marjorie and kids in tow—moving out of the Loyola Grand Villas house, which Gretchen supposedly owned.


Up to now, it is still unclear whether Dennis and his family were kicked out of the house or they chose to leave the house.

The Barrettos, even when reportedly feuding, didn't make the issue a public spectacle. All was kept within the family.

Three years later, Claudine admits that she is still saddened by what happened. "Oo, nakakalungkot din pero sanayan na rin. Wala namang choice, e," she ends.





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