MANILA – Estranged couple Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago have decided to put on hold their plans to get an annulment.
Barretto revealed this during a press conference on Monday.
Barretto said she and Santiago are currently trying to work on being good parents to their kids.
“Napag-usapan namin na i-stop na lahat-lahat ng mga kaso and mag-co-parenting na lang kami sa pagpapalaki ng mga anak namin. Now, mayroon na kaming naayos na foundation, strong foundation ni Raymart na sobrang solid kami talaga when it comes to our kids,” she said, as quoted by entertainment website Push.
She said she feels that the legal cases will only ruin whatever they have built for their kids.
“Kapag nag-jump po kami sa annulment, mabubuwag ulit 'yung foundation na ‘yon kasi mag-uungkatan na naman. So wala, ayaw na muna namin total wala naman siyang girlfriend, wala naman akong boyfriend at hindi na rin naman kami magkakabalikan, so okay na lang din,” she said.
“Sabi niya, stop muna natin, huwag muna tayong mag-annulment kasi yung kids ngayon lang nila nai-enjoy kami ulit together, paminsan-minsan like sa school or kumakain sa labas,” she added.
Reports about the celebrity couple's separation first surfaced in July 2013.
In June 2014, they appeared to have patched things up when Barretto posted a photo of her with Santiago and their kids. This, after they reached an agreement concerning their children through a judicial dispute resolution.
Last December, the celebrity couple set their differences aside to celebrate Christmas with their children.