I mean, after all the brouhaha surrounding that sensational airport rage incident involving Ramon Tulfo, she just can’t stop making headline news — in a bad way. While presidential sister Kris Aquino manages to use her equally sordid personal dramas to build celebrity equity, all it achieves for Claudine is fast track her spiral into Bag Lady city.
Jeez, she and fellow has-been Gretchen Barretto have been at it for months!
But even without Gretchen in the picture in these latest of sensational tales of woes, Claudine comes across as a real psycho. Her latest revelation, that her marriage to Raymart Santiago was fake is now making waves…
“I regret na pinakasalan ko si Raymart … It was fake… I should have backed out, we were living in sin pala,” Barretto told “Buzz ng Bayan” host Boy Abunda.
Barretto and Santiago got married twice, once in 2004 in a civil rite held in Isabela and another one in a Christian ceremony held in Tagaytay City on March 27, 2006.
Lol! I wonder how one “fakes” a marriage twice. Poor, Atty Ferdie Topacio. As Claudine’s mouthpiece, he must be pulling his hair out trying to keep his client’s mouth shut. Small wonder that rumors are flying that Claudine’s elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top floor.
I do wonder how much all this legal support is costing her. There are also rumors that Claudine is in financial trouble. Of course, her camp would deny that as well…
In a live interview on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Thursday, Atty. Ferdinand Topacio maintained that the 34-year-old actress is able to provide for her family sans the support of her estranged husband, Raymart Santiago.
“She is able to sustain the lifestyle which the kids are accustomed to. They go to good schools… And even ‘yung payments niya sa amin as a law firm, up to date,” he explained.
This financial stability, according to Topacio, validates that Barretto is a “good mother” and that her children, Sabina and Santino, are even thriving under her care, as evident in their “straight A grades.”
Poor kids. Now they are being used as exhibits to bolster their mother’s sanity plea. You gotta laugh. Showbiz kids aren’t exactly models of sanity either, what with their parents’ wacky ways. Claudine’s siblings are one to talk though. One of them, Marjorie, who has been very vocal all throughout about Claudine’s “insanity” is herself quite the nutjob it seems. Last year, Marjorie figured in her own personal scandal after photos of her allegedly doing naked selfies went viral over the Net.
Wow. The Barretto sistahs certainly make the Addams Family look normal. That’s Entertainment talaga. When will this saga of tacky behavior and bad taste end? There doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel at the moment. One thing’s for sure, we have a bunch of happy lawyers and showbiz reporters laughing all the way to the bank. And ultimately, that’ll be all good for the economy.
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