Claudine Barretto, Raymart Santiago Celebrate Respective Birthdays SeparatelyEstranged celebrity couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto celebrated their birthdays separately last July 20. The ex-couple share the same birthday. Unlike their joint celebrations in the previous years, this year was different because they both had their own occasions.
Barretto celebrated her 34th birthday at her home, together with some members of her family, friends, and children Sabina and Santino. In her Instagram account, she shared some pictures that were supposedly taken during the eve of her birthday. Her mother, Inday Barretto was seen in one of the photographs. Of course, estranged husband Santiago was not present.
In one photograph, her daughter Sabina seemed like she was making a steak for the party. In the other pictures posted in the account, Barretto shared images of her birthday cakes as well as some captured images of the simple celebration with her family.
In the same social media account, she expressed her gratitude and appreciation to all those who greeted her. She particularly thanked her fans for sending her cards, gifts, letters, and cakes. She never forgot to thank them for all their prayers.
Santiago turns 40
For his part, Santiago did not forget to celebrate his own birthday. He just turned 40 years old. According to reports, while Barretto was celebrating in their home, Santiago was having his own private occasion in a restaurant. He was with some friends and co-stars in his recent GMA-7 series ‘Home Sweet Home.’
Santiago was also not around when Barretto held a birthday party for their younger child Santino. Incidentally, the boy’s birthday was held a day before, July 19. It was noticeable that Barretto did not mention him in the birthday message for their son. But Santiago greeted their son in Facebook, wherein he assured his son and his daughter how he loves them.
He was also a no-show during the 9th birthday celebration of Sabina earlier this month. But Barretto noticeably put his name on their daughter’s birthday cake greetings. When asked by showbiz reporters about Santiago’s absence, Barretto hinted like she had expected him to come.
The separation of the couple was revealed when Inday Barretto admitted that Santiago left her daughter, although she said she is hoping it would only be temporary. That was in April at the height of the controversial family feud among the Barretto sisters.
Santiago kept his silence about the issue although in some instances, he admitted that he is taking some time off to think things over. He disclosed that he is now living in a house apart from his family. There are speculations that their troubled marriage is heading for an annulment. This was not denied or confirmed by both parties.
Santiago is busy doing assignments at his home studio GMA-7, where he is set to sign an exclusive contract soon for the first time in many years. Barretto, for her part is supposedly preparing for her big showbiz comeback through two movies this year, reportedly to be produced by Star Cinema and Viva Films.