ACTOR Raymart Santiago said he misses his two kids, Santino and Sabina, now that he’s separated and fighting legal battles with estranged wife, Claudine Barretto.
In an interview with Raymart at the press conference of “Villa Quintana”, he said he is still not used to not seeing his children and living away from them.
“Oo, (nalulungkot ako) lalo na nung umpisa dahil yung mga bata, hindi ko naisip na mawalay sa mga anak ko. Pag gising mo sa umaga sila agad ang una mong makikita at hanggang sa ngayon hindi ko pa nakikita,” he said.
The GMA-7 actor added: “Yun ang mahirap sa akin. Yung ibang taong hiwalay (sa asawa) hindi nila nare-realize yung anak nila ang nandoon. Mare-realize mo na lang ang isang bagay na importante kung mawala na.”
His only prayer now is to be reunited with Sabino and Santina.
“Gusto kong mangyari ay makita yung mga anak ko, magka-ayos kahit papaano. Makasama ng mas matagal dahil kahit papaano tatay parin nila ako. Kung anong problema naming mag-asawa, labas na sila,” he said.
The Kapuso actor is also saddened that his marriage to Claudine didn’t work and their separation turned into a “circus.”
Raymart said he wanted to keep mum on all the issues and negative words thrown at him but he had enough. Said speaking up in public and filing cases against his wife and are his ways to clear his name.
“Ako, kilala naman ng karamihan sa press na tahimik na tao, isang tanong isang sagot. Kung hindi ko naman kailangan sagutin, hindi ko sasagutin. Pero during that time I just have to speak dahil masyadong marami ng ibinabato sa akin. Ang daming binibintang sa akin na hindi ko ginawa. I just had to speak up,” he said.
He acknowledged that neither he nor Claudine will win in their marital row.
“Ang ending nito, talo kami nito dahil nagkahiwalay kami. Pareho kaming talo lalo na at may mga bata na involved dito.”
Raymart said he draws strength from the people around him, his family and close friends in and out of the industry. He also hopes all this legal battle will end soon and they could just move on with their separate lives.
“Andyan naman yung suporta nila (family). From day one andoon sila at hindi bumibitaw sa akin at doon ko din kinukuha ang lakas ko, sa pamilya ko at sa mga kaibigan ko.” (MNS)