Gretchen Barretto answers questions from the media during the launch of her latest endorsement, Karat World, on Monday. Photo by Reyma Buan-Deveza, ABS-CBNnews.com
MANILA -- Although known for being frank and outspoken, socialite actress Gretchen Barretto is proud that she has learned to keep her mouth shut.
"Ngayon I guess natututo na tayong tumahimik magtikom ng bibig -- Tagalog 'yon," Barretto told reporters at launch of her latest endorsement, Karat World, on Monday afternoon.
"I believe I'm older now. Just let God take care of everything and the truth will come out. So 'yung mga bashing na 'yan, let it happen and later on 'yung katotohanan ang lalabas," she added, as she begged off from commenting about the latest controversy involving her sister Marjorie and niece Julia Barretto.
The teen actress made headlines recently after her camp filed a petition to drop her father Dennis Padilla's real surname.
"Let's not get to that kasi parang di na 'yon napaguusapan and Julia is very young," Gretchen said. "I don't want to get into that. If there's anybody who should answer, let Marjorie and Julia."
Nonetheless, Gretchen praised her sister for staying strong.
"Napakalakas na babae si Marjorie," she said. "We are not perfect, mayroon kaming mga kasalanan, pero I think what we have is our faith in God."
Gretchen said she also gets affected by the seemingly never-ending controversies involving their family.
"Normal naman na masaktan din ng kaunti, hindi ba? Tao lang tayo pero ang pagsubok sa buhay ay dumarating talaga 'yan. Pero how we face it, how we deal with it to every situation is a different story," she said.
"Bilib na bilib ako kay Marjorie, 'yun lang."