i’ve been googling for many days now about our local artists and feel that there isn’t much comprehensive materials about them. it’s usually just facts like real name, birthdays, filmography and the likes, so i’m writing things and issues i didn’t see.
- member of the famous barretto showbiz clan:
- gretchen barretto – an ST sexy star, is now married to tony boy cojuangco, PLDT billionaire
- marjorie baretto – had a daughter with kier legaspi before marrying dennis padilla, whom she has two daughters and a son with. recently separated. rumor has it that marjorie believed that he was annulled, actually both of them did, but in fact he still isn’t
- started showbiz when she was 13
- was a seiko film contract star (seiko films is known for ST films), and was first paired with incumbent manila vice mayor isko moreno
- moved to abs-cbn tv station and subsequently star cinema films (a good decision i think. her seiko movies were no good. and the roles star cinema gave her were all de-calibre)
- had a relationship with mark anthony fernandez, son of actor rudy fernandez and actress alma moreno. rumor has it that mark became drug dependent because he couldn’t get over claudine. he has now moved on and has settled down. (he looks so handsome now more than ever!!! watch him in “impostora”.)
- he then had a relationship with matinee idol rico yan (see controversy below)
- i heard that she had a sexual relationship with aga muhlach, gretchen’s ex, but this was just a hearsay.
- married to actor raymart santiago of the famous santiago showbiz clan (late father-in-law is director pablo, her brothers-in-law are then actor and now director roel santiago and singer comedian and now director randy santiago).
- they have the same birthday july 20, though different year.
- their son rodrigo santino was born july 19, 2007, one day shy of their birthdays, but the same with one of claudine’s best buddy actor and once perennial screen partner diether ocampo.
- rumor has it that she has been living-in with mark anthony and that she has aborted their baby/babies
- in my opinion, she almost lost her career when rico yan died, because of these controversies
- before rico died, there were rumors that they fought inside her apartment to the elevator to the lobby. humor has it that the reason why they fought was because rico didn’t want claudine aborting their baby
- that rico died because she broke up with her
- that she was already seeing raymart santiago shortly or even before the break-up. in fact, she was in subic with raymart when news came that rico passed away.
- was at odds with the yan family until recently. she wasn’t welcome in rico yan’s “burol”. i think she didn’t go to the funeral though. with talent center’s (management agency) intervention, the throwing of bad words against each other stopped during a closed meeting between two parties.
- had a rift with sister gretchen barretto when she sided with marjorie. apparently, dennis has a thing with willie revillame. and willie revillame was asked to host a show in abc-5, owned by gretchen’s partner tony boy. dennis called gretchen and asked if this was true, and gretchen said no even if she knew about it. when interviewed, she said it was about business confidentality. inday, their mom, also sided with marjorie. they recently reconciled. regarding the mom, i am not sure.
i hated claudine barretto when rico died. i am a fan of his. but i guess she’s too good of an actress (she’s way better than gretchen and marjorie). i mean, talent center really knows how to handle bad publicity. her next project “kailangan kita” was a good movie, and all that followed were good.