Dr. Vicki Belo and actor Raymart Santigo. (Composite Photo)
MANILA -- Celebrity doctor Vicki Belo is hoping that Claudine Barretto does not believe rumors romantically linking her to the actress' estranged husband Raymart Santiago.
In an interview on Tuesday, Belo said that as a godmother to Barretto and Santiago she hopes the celebrity couple would still reconcile or at least become good friends in the end.
"I just hope Claudine doesn't get carried away and make kagat the chismis just because somebody is making tira," Belo said.
Two weeks ago, a report alleged that Santiago supposedly received a P1,050,000 check from Belo in November 2007. The report noted that Santiago was supposedly never an endorser of Belo's clinics, triggering speculation that the two may have been romantically involved at the time.
Santiago and Barretto were married in 2004 in a civil ceremony, which was followed by a Christian wedding two years later. The estranged couple has two children -- 9-year-old Sabina and 7-year-old Santino.
"You know I'm so hurt, I'm very hurt. Kasi every time na I'm with a guy I have to pay them. So I am like 'am I that really ugly, I have to pay everyone' but natatawa lang ako," Belo said.
Asked if she would have dated Santiago, Belo replied: "Alam niyo naman hindi ako talaga type ni Raymart. In fairness, lahat ng GF ni Raymart na nakilala ko before Claudine pa, they're all small and mestiza. Raymart is gwapo as well; he has a nice body. My type naman is also very different and 2005 is the hype of Hayden Kho. Even on logic, it's not happening, honeymoon period pa namin ni Hayden so parang someone is just creating something."
The doctor also stressed that she only got to see Santiago in their clinic with Barretto.
"Raymart is my client I only see Raymart with Claudine. Every time he goes to clinic dala-dala ni Clau," Belo explained.