- Claudine Barretto took to Instagram to defend her eldest daughter Sabina Santiago from bashers
- She also revealed about Raymart Santiago's alleged lack of financial support for the kids
- She also said that Raymart doesn't visit their kids regularly
It can be remembered that a couple of days ago, Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago's eldest daughter, Sabina Santiago, posted a series of quotes on her Instagram account, clearly stating that she is against her dad's rumored relationship with AC Legarda.
"Your soul mate is not another person's spouse. Sorry."
"My dad broke my heart way before any boy had the chance to."
"Someday you'll realize the damage that you've caused."
On Sabina's post, she tagged the account of Raymart and Aurora:
"ATTENTION!! @raymartsantiago @aurora_leg YOU GUYS HAPPY NOW?," she wrote.
After Sabina's post, Claudine came to her defense, as she shared a lengthy post on her Instagram yesterday, March 9, which PEP reported.
"This past week has been a very painful, confusing week for my children & I.
"Seeing your children in pain is the most painful thing any parent can feel."
According to Claudine, when she and Raymart separated, she begged him to talk to their kids, to explain to them that although their marriage failed, they still love them wholeheartedly.
"THAT NEVER HAPPENED.
"It was I who again BEGGED Raymart to go through counselling, just the 3 of them, so they would feel loved & safe & secure despite our separation."
"Ako rin po ang nagsasabi we failed as husband & wife let us not fail as parents!
"I stopped working so my kids would feel secure & safe knowing that one parent is there when they need us."
Claudine also revealed that Raymart had previous girlfriends prior to his rumored girlfriend right now.
All she wanted was for his estranged husband to explain the situation to their kids but he denied being in a relationship.
"This relationship thing of Raymart isn’t the first in years. There were & are others & I really don’t care.
"My only request is for him to explain this to my kids, but he consistently denies that he has a girlfriend.
"So he doesn’t feel the need to explain, so ok."
According to Claudine, her daughter was being bashed because of her Instagram posts against her father.
She also said that Raymart doesn't visit once a week.
"My daughter is being bashed for protecting herself and her brother, when that is the only way she knows how coz she cannot open or talk to her dad, who by the way DOES NOT VISIT ONCE A WEEK."
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Claudine also revealed that for the past 3 years, she was paying half of their kid's tuition fee.
She also mentioned about a PHP4 million debt due to hospital bills and lack of child support.
"P4 million na hospitalizations. P4 million na UTANG OR ARREARS for the years of not paying child support."
Claudine also said that they were given PHP3 million each from their "offshore account" so that Raymart can settle his debts, "But sadly he KEPT THIS!"
The actress said that it was never her intention to put Raymart in a bad light, however, she was forced to speak up since her daughter was already involved.
"You all can say many things about me but if there is one thing I can be proud of is that I am a d@mn good mom!
"I don’t [coach] or talk bad about their father coz he has proven that very well to them. I would never put hatred in my children’s minds & hearts.
"But it’s only I alone who has been protecting them."
Her comment on Raymart being happy again.
"Everyone has the right to be happy & believe it or not, that is something I want Raymart to have.
"But is it so hard to explain?"
She also got offended when people accused her that she was the one behind Sabina's Instagram posts.
"To say I put the quotes my daughter made is such a low blow.
"But I will VALIDATE HER FEELINGS as any mother would."
On March 2006, Raymart Santiago married Claudine Barretto, however, their marriage was annulled in 2014.
Around 2013 Claudine revealed that she suffered years of abuse with Raymart.
They have two children, an adopted daughter named Sabina and their biological son, Santino.
Claudine adopted again last 2015, a child named Quia Barretto.
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