Claudine Barretto has been hounded by the press for the longest time regarding her views on the controversies surrounding her older sisters Marjorie and Gretchen. And finally the actress breaks her silence and speaks up.

First she reveals that Gretchen still lives with long-time partner Tonyboy Cojuangco, despite earlier rumors that they are not together anymore. “Sila pa rin. Andun siya sa bahay. Ganun pa rin. Ayoko nang patulan yan kasi hindi totoo,” Claudine calmly explained.

The drama actress also admitted that she indeed tried to bridge the gap that Gretchen and friend Nadia Montenegro had. She and Tanya Montenegro, Nadia’s sister, exerted efforts so the two estranged friends would talk again. “Kami ni Ate Tanya talaga yung nag-ayos (para magkita ang mag-usap sila). Kasi alam naming na-hurt silang pareho. Kami ni Ate Tanya talaga ang pumagitna para hindi na lumaki pa,” revealed Claudine.

With regards to the issue that her other sister, Marjorie, is dating politician Mayor Recom Echiverri, Claudine said that she is not against it as long her sister is happy, but pointed out that she does not know if the politician is indeed courting her sister. Besides, it should be the mayor, who should come out and confirm this information.

Meanwhile, Gretchen only intended to create fun when she wrote about the controversial “kept man” of sister Marj in her album but said that she has no idea if Marjorie has a special guy now that she is separated from estranged husband, Dennis Padilla. “Sana meron. Kung sino man ang mahal ni Marj, eh di mahal ko,” she uttered. She also echoed Claudine’s earlier statement that they will be taking care of their new-found and better relationship as