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Gretchen Barretto: ‘Habang walang wedding, hindi ako buntis'
by Bernie Franco
Gretchen Barretto disclosed on The Buzz yesterday, (July 13) that there is no truth to the rumor that she is pregnant. The controversial actress also said that she has a "new mantra" before she has another baby. "I’ve learned my lesson really well and I know very well that I will never ever again get pregnant before the wedding," Gretchen emphasized. "So habang wala pang wedding, hindi po ako buntis. Pag nangyari yung wedding malalaman natin. I promise to announce [it]. Hindi po ako yung taong nagdedeny, lalo na’t may buhay akong dinadala."
Speaking of children, the actress revealed a few days ago that she thought about quitting show business to accompany her daughter Dominique, who wants to study abroad. "Bilang nanay meron akong obligasyon sa anak ko. At gusto ng anak ko na pumuntang abroad, gustoniyang mag-aral doon at kahit mahirap para sa akin na iwan ang show business, ang bansang ito, gagawin ko lahat. Wala akong hindi pwedeng gawin para sa anak ko," she explained. Tonyboy Cojuangco, her live-in partner, though didn’t take the news lightly and didn’t speak to her for three weeks. Gretchen admitted to feeling exhausted having to keep explaining herself to the press, making the travel abroad the perfect excuse to leave. "Sabi niya (Tonyboy) sa akin ‘Hindi ka naman quitter eh. Bakit ka tatakbo, bakit mo tatakbuhan yan. Harapin mo yung problema.’ That’s what I do best naman daw… So I’m just going with the flow."
Gretchen also revealed the current situation of her relationship with Tonyboy, which has been very turbulent in the past. Recent rumors even claim that the two have already broken up. But Gretchen denied this and said that their relationship is getting better. "Ngayon mas okay na kami," she began hesitantly, a bit uncomfortable talking about her partner. But the actress eventually opened up since she wanted to clarify things. "We are very good friends. We still live in the same house and ang nakakagulo lang naman yung mga taong nasa paligid namin. Katulad ng mga kaibigan ni Tony. Hindi ako galit, nakikiusap lang ako na sana wala nang gatungan."
Gretchen will star in a July 20 Maalaala Mo Kaya episode in its new timeslot, Saturdays after Pinoy Dream Academy Season 2.