Raymart Santiago & Claudine Barretto Issue Joint Statement
After the ‘minor commotion’ surrounding Claudine Barretto’s failed attempt to make a P5 million bank withdrawal a few days ago, which led people to believe that she and husband Raymart Santiago are indeed separated, the couple issued a joint statement to dispel the nasty separation rumors.
The joint statement which was sent to ‘Pep.ph’ and other media entities read as follows.
“In recent days, there have been numerous negative rumors about our marriage and our relationship, all of which have caused us, our children, and our families undue stress, strain, and unnecessary tension.
“In order to dispel all these unfounded innuendos, we now publicly declare, in the simplest and clearest terms that:
“WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship.
“Any issues that we may have are private, and do not detract from, nor diminish, the strength of our marriage. We ask that the public allow us to deal with our minor concerns without the glare and glee of media speculation that only hurt us and those we love.
“We are both deeply committed to our two (2) children, whom we love unconditionally. As concerned and devoted parents, we shall zealously protect their privacy, and their right to be untouched by malice and gossip. We plead with the public to respect their rights: they are innocent children unjustly harmed by the baseless gossip about us.”
If you will recall my earlier piece on the issue, Claudine has a joint account with Raymart, from which account the actress was trying to withdraw a hefty sum, only to be informed minutes later that the money has already been withdrawn via an inter-branch transaction.Get free updates directly to your e-mail from Showbiz Renegade. Just enter your e-mail below and confirm your subscription by clicking the link that will be sent to your e-mail.