Sabina Santiago’s scathing words towards her father didn’t sit well with many netizens. Many of them speculated it was probably her mother, Claudine Barretto, who influenced Sabina to think and speak negatively about Raymart Santiago.
“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.”
These were Sabina’s heartbreaking quotes which she posted after news broke out that her father was already dating AC Legarda, the cousin of public figure Loren Legarda.
Sabina even tagged Raymart and AC’s Instagram accounts, with a provocative question: “YOU GUYS HAPPY NOW?”
Many netizens were unsympathetic of the young girl’s sentiments, with some of them claiming it was most probably Claudine Barretto herself behind these rants. Claudine, for her part, took to Instagram herself on March 9 to say her piece about the situation.
She posted a lengthy write-up where she denied any involvement in what Sabina thought and said about his father.
“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.”
Claudine Barretto further reiterated she first suggested their three kids and Raymart undergo counselling so the children would understand and feel they are still loved and cared for despite their parents’ estrangement.
She also implored Raymart to explain to their kids how he’s back in the dating scene so they wouldn’t be caught off guard when news breaks out, but Raymart never saw the need for it.
Claudine Barretto defended her daughter and herself from bashers:
“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.”
“You all can say many things about me but if there is one thing I can be proud of is that I am a damn 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.”
“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?
“To say I put the quotes my daughter made is such a low blow.
“But I will VALIDATE HER FEELINGS as any mother would.”
What can you say about Claudine’s reaction to her daughter’s bashers? Do you believe there wasn’t any coaching done on Sabina’s post? What do you think of rumors regarding Raymart and AC? Let us know in the comments section below!