- Raymart and Claudine called it quits almost four years ago
- They have two children, adopted daughter Sabina and biological son, Santino
- Raymart shares the struggles as a parent of raising kids from a broken family
After Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto's separation last 2013, their children, Santino and Sabino, have been living with Claudine.
According to PEP, during the presscon for the MMFF 2017, Raymart opens up about the struggles of being a parent when raising kids from a broken family.
The actor said that Claudine allows him to visit his children anytime he wants.
He just hopes and pray that their children will understand the situation and they eventually grow up as good people.
"Siguro naman maintindihan na nila. Kasi hiwalay naman kami, e," Raymart said about calling it quits with Claudine in 2013.
“Very close ako sa mga anak ko dati."
"Yun lang, the sad thing is nadadamay talaga yung mga bata pag naghihiwalay ang parents."
When asked about how to properly guide his children, Raymart said:
“Hindi ko alam gagawin ko kung papaano... Hindi ko alam talaga kung papaano.
“Hopefully, maging okey sila paglaki.”
The actor makes sure that no matter how busy he gets he makes time for his kids.
Despite their family set-up, Raymart thinks it will work out since his communication with Claudine is good and the terms with regards to the visitation rights.
“Kausap ko kanina, okey naman.”
“Walang fixed, e. Pero anytime naman, puwede ko silang puntahan.”
He also said that he's excited to spend Christmas with Santino and Sabina.
“Hindi natin masabi yung schedule din ng mga anak ko.
"Pero yun ang plano ko—na mag-celebrate kasama ko yung mga kapatid ko at yung mga anak ko.
“Last year kasama ko yung mga anak ko din. So, hopefully this year, ganun pa din.”
Claudine Barretto is an award winning actress who dated the late Rico Yan who died on March 29, 2002 due to cardiac arrest.
On March 2006, Barretto married Raymart Santiago, their marriage was annulled in 2014.
Around 2013 Barretto revealed that she suffered years of abuse with Raymart.
They have two children, an adopted daughter named Sabina and their biological son, Santino.
Barretto adopted again last 2015, a child name Quia Barretto.
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