Reports: Raymart Santiago Finally Leaves Claudine BarrettoThe limelight goes back to couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto. There are talks that the marriage of the controversial couple is again on the rocks. There are even rumors that Santiago finally left their residence in Loyola Grand Villas in Quezon City.
In a press conference set for Santiago’s new GMA-7 drama show ‘Home Sweet Home’, Santiago was again evasive when asked about the status of his marriage. But he has admitted that the relationship is facing some challenges, which he said is not unique to them.
It can be recalled that rumors regarding the couple’s supposed separation have been surfacing every now and then for several years now. But the Santiagos keep on denying those issues.
However, rumors spread like wildfire once again recently when Claudine’s sisters Gretchen and Marjorie assaulted her through the social media, almost confirming the scuttlebutt. Through her Twitter account, Gretchen was quoted: “Your husband walked out on you coz (sic) of your violent ways. What exactly did you do to his Porsche? His laptop? …Oh please reflect and go to your happy place, Medical City.”
To showbiz insiders, such a statement supports assertions about Claudine’s supposed violent tendencies. It was even near confirming rumors that Claudine regularly goes to the popular hospital for the treatment of her depression, which showbiz bystanders think is caused by her failing showbiz career.
Marjorie Barretto, on the other hand, also revealed through Twitter that Claudine threatened to ruin her niece (Marjorie’s daughter) Julia Barretto’s entry into Star Magic, which used to handle her (Claudine) career. According to Marjorie, Claudine asserted that she is and will continue to be the teleserye princess of ABS-CBN ‘until eternity.’ To this twit, Gretchen added how sorry she feels that Claudine is alone now because of her ‘evil ways.’
Raymart and Claudine were involved in a huge controversy May last year when they figured in a brawling incident with columnist Ramon Tulfo. The incident, which happened at the lobby of NAIA Terminal 3, was caught on amateur video that was posted over at YouTube. The couple has endured a scour of public opinion since then. Months before that, the couple also drew controversy when Claudine made a scene in a bank in Quezon City when she discovered that the fund of their joint account was emptied.
Currently, there are talks that Claudine has entered discussions to return to ABS-CBN as one of its contract stars. She is not under any network contract at the moment. Meanwhile, Raymart’s new GMA-7 show is scheduled to start airing on April 22.