- The Barretto siblings are in an ongoing conflict with each other and it escalated at the wake of their father
- Gretchen and Claudine Barretto are currently in good terms while Marjorie and Joaquin Barretto seem to be a team
- However, in 2013, Joaquin was making accusations against Claudine and was defending Gretchen
The ongoing conflict among the members of the Barretto clan, particularly the Barretto siblings, has captured the attention of countless Filipinos.
Based on their social media posts, Gretchen and Claudine Barretto are currently in good terms while Marjorie and Joaquin Barretto seem to be a team. Joaquin and Claudine also have been civil with each other.
However, six years ago, Joaquin was the one defending Gretchen and making accusations against Claudine.
According to Joaquin’s statement to his mother Inday in 2013, published in Ricky Lo’s Funfare column for The Philippine Star, Claudine had a mental condition and Gretchen was a good daughter and sibling.
“You have lifted Claudine on a pedestal as the teleserye queen and labeled Gretchen nothing but an ST (Sex Trip) queen. But who took over the role of her parents, worked at the age of 12 and gave up her education to put her siblings to school? Who put food on the table, paid for the rent, electricity and hospital bills when dad suffered from his heart condition at least two times? Did you ever once stop her from doing all that because you loved her and wanted to protect her just like what you are doing now for Claudine?
“We all know the truth about Claudine’s condition. Gretchen never threatened about having her ‘Padampot.’Whatever for? May I remind you that it was you and dad who had her put in a hospital because you wanted to save her from destroying herself. Yes, Claudine is going through rough times. Again. And if you truly love her, then you should take concrete steps to save her rather than hitting Gretchen simply because she is standing up to Claudine.
“You claimed that Gretchen has been calling Claudine’s children names to her face. But how is that ever possible when Gretchen had long stopped taking Claudine’s calls? Hasn’t Claudine changed her mobile number many times while still owning many prepaid SIM cards as well?
“On the contrary, it was Claudine who repeatedly said she was going to make an expose. On what? We were clueless until bashing began on Instagram which is why Gretchen came to the rescue of Julia. If there is anyone who cared more for her niece, we all know it is Gretchen as she has proven when she chose to protect me and my siblings for a long, long time. This explains exactly why, as you said, we never complained about our childhood,” Joaquin stated.
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KAMI reported earlier that Lolit said that she believes Nicole Barretto has been the most truthful thus far in the ongoing conflict among the Barretto family members.
Claudine Barretto is a Filipino film and television actress, product endorser and entrepreneur. She tied the knot with Raymart Santiago in 2006 but got divorced 8 years after in 2014. They have two kids – Santino and Sabina. She also has an adopted daughter named Quia.
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