Raymart Santiago Moves On From Claudine BarrettoDespite the negativity of his failed relationship with actress Claudine Barretto, Raymart Santiago makes it a point to see the positive aspect of the end of his marriage.
Yes, he is slowly moving on from his estranged wife, and he spends as much time as he can with his siblings and with his mother. This is something he wasn't able to do when he was still with Claudine.
Raymart laments that he misses his kids--Sabina and Santino--but he is making sure to fight for them when he filed for habeas corpus, so that he can get custody of his children. They are currently with Claudine now.
The actor has always been very private when it comes to his personal life. However, he said he had to defend himself in the recent issues surrounding him and Claudine. He just couldn't let his estranged wife hurl allegations at him and not answer them.
Of course, he has to let the people know what's the truth. At the same time, the incidences with Claudine help him in becoming a better actor. "Nakatulong kahit paano, kumbaga, experience."
Raymart admitted it helped him as a person that he is now more open when it comes to his personal life. But he maintained that he still wants to keep some aspects of his life private.
It is important for him that he is able to express his emotions well, but he would still want to keep some things to himself.
Meanwhile, Raymart said he is not ready to fall in love yet. It will happen when it does, he added. Right now, he is focused on getting the custody for his two kids.
He admitted that he has some "trauma" about entering into a relationship. The actor said he is sure the people will understand where he is coming from.
"Kung papasok ako sa panibagong relasyon, kailangan sigurado ako. Sa ngayon, hindi ko pa kaya."
As for Christmas, he will be spending it with his mother, brothers, nieces and nephews. He is still not sure if he will be able to see his own children.
He is hoping the court would grant him the chance to be with his children this holiday season.