In an exclusive interview with Startalk last December 9, Gretchen Barretto was asked to name some of her friends in showbiz.
The beautiful and controversial actress mentioned the following names: "Nadia Montenegro, kasabayan ko ‘yan. Lucy Torres. Richard Gomez is one of my best friends na lalaki. Si Diether Ocampo. Si Kristine Hermosa naging friend ko because of Diether naman. Si Assunta de Rossi. Very close kami ni Pops Fernandez. Boy Abunda. Marami, e. Kuya Germs."
When asked if Dawn Zulueta has been her friend, Gretchen replied, "She will always be my friend."
She further added, "Alam mo dito sa industriya natin walang permanenteng kaaway at hindi dapat ‘yang tawaging kaaway. Kung meron kayong tampuhan maya-maya nakakalimutan naman ‘yan, e, di ba? We're family."
Also during the interview, Gretchen was asked what gift she would give to the following people:
Pops Fernandez: "Si Pops mahilig sa makeup, mahilig sa bag."
Ruffa Gutierrez: "Si Ruffa? Mahal ‘yun. Si Ruffa mahilig sa mahal. Hindi ko alam [ang kay] Ruffa. Bag siguro, mahilig sa bag, e."
Bong Revilla and Lani Mercado: "My love and...I'll shut up. I think that's the best gift kasi, 'di ba, meron naman sila? They can buy [anything]. Siguro kapag hindi ko na dinaldal si Bong, ila-love na ako ni Lani."
Boy Abunda: "Boy Abunda has everything. Siguro kotse? Hindi, joke lang. No... Boy? Maybe a condo unit? No, I really don't know kasi si Boy mahilig sa damit or sa sapatos, so siguro ‘yun."
Her partner Tony Boy Cojuangco: "Si Tony? My love, my attention. Pero hindi ko pwedeng sabihing magiging submissive ako, ha? Kasi gusto ko pa ng career."
Her daughter Dominique: "For Dominique, gusto niya ng maraming-maraming regalo, so the whole year round talagang nag-iipon ako ng many little things."
For the coming baby of Claudine: "Siguro baby book."
And for her sister Claudine: "Hindi ko pa alam. Hindi ko pa naisip."
Although, she did not directly answer if she would give her sister a gift, Gretchen laughingly said, "I think I wanna give everybody a microwave!"