|Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto
MANILA – Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto kept her silence when asked if she is open to patch things up with her mother Inday, who recently disowned her and called her a “liar.”
"I have no answer for a possibility of reconciliation," Gretchen said in a statement she sent to “The Buzz.”
According to "The Buzz" host Boy Abunda, Gretchen is choosing to keep silent amid their ongoing family feud because she is still hurting.
Abunda said Gretchen is saddened because the controversy her family is currently embroiled in reminds her of all the difficult times she had to endure in the past.
While she has yet to speak on the issue, Gretchen, on Thursday, took to the image-sharing site Instagram to express her gratitude to everyone who continuously support her in this trying time.
“Thank you. I'm won't deny I'm hurting but I thank God still for all those who continue to love me,” she said.
Mrs. Barretto released a statement on Wednesday defending her daughter Claudine against the allegations of Gretchen, who had supposedly criticized her younger sister for "bashing" their niece Julia on Instagram.
Julia was recently introduced as an artist of Star Magic, the ABS-CBN talent management firm that launched Claudine to stardom until her transfer to another network in 2009.
Gretchen's brother, Joaquin Barretto, coming to the defense of his sister, issued a statement on Wednesday night, expressing shock over their mother's allegations.
He also appealed to his mother to "put a stop to this before our family totally falls apart while there is still something to save."
Meanwhile, Gia, another Barretto sibling, sided with her mom and youngest sister Claudine.
She said Gretchen’s “claims of financial support for this family have no basis, because dad always managed to provide.”
Gia also echoed their mother's appeal to Gretchen to stop hurting their family and just disappear from their lives.
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