Raymart Santiago Seeks Annulment Of His Marriage With Claudine BarrettoRaymart Santiago has finally decided to file an annulment case that will make his separation from estranged wife Claudine Barretto legal. Raymart left their conjugal home at Loyola Heights and has been staying with his mother.
He never thought his nine year marriage (they were married twice: one in 2004 and another in 2006) would come to this point--with them accusing each other of physically hurting their partners, and Raymart forced to reveal that the actress was a drug user and may need professional help.
Once the custody battle and the temporary protection order case Claudine slapped against him are over, Raymart will begin preparing for the dissolution of his marriage to Claudine.
He's still adjusting to a life without his family--without a wife to wake up in the morning with and without the kids he takes to school and bond with in the afternoon. He never thought he would lose the right to visit his adoptive daughter Sabina and biological son Santino.
Claudine is seeking a permanent protection order from the actor, who only wanted to have custody of their two children. Even the actress' sisters, Gretchen and Marjorie, who she had a falling out months ago, agreed that it was Raymart who can raise the baby well.
Even though he doesn't see them as often as he would have liked, Raymart said he still wants to be a major factor in her children's lives.
Meanwhile, Raymart took the opportunity to thank those who supported him, especially his family who remained with him throughout this whole ordeal. He specifically mentioned his mother and siblings, who were also caught in the middle of the controversy.
Claudine accused the Santiago brothers of many different issues. None have been proven right, however.
The actor added he was able to realize through the ordeal who his real friends are in the industry. For now, Claudine must be taken care of by her parents because they know she is not physically fit to take care of herself.
"Sila nakakausap, sila na lang makakatulong kay Claudine. Kung anuman ang makakabuti sa anak ninyo...' sana aksyunan na nila."
Raymart asked Claudine's camp not to sensationalize the issue and not to drag all their mess on the court. But since this is what the actress probably want, Raymart said he will reveal more of what he knew about Claudine.