Bank 'incident' ignites Claudine-Raymart break-up rumors anew

Rumors about their separation due to a third party have been hounding  Claudine Barretto and Raymart Santiago for the past two years.  

These rumors have grown even stronger, now that it was reported that Claudine failed to withdraw money from her joint bank account with Raymart.

According to  Ricky Lo in his 'Funfare' column published in The Philippine Star on Thursday, October 27,  Claudine failed to withdraw money because “the account had zero balance” and that “they (Claudine and Raymart) have been separated for two months now.”

Woman's intuition

Ricky’s source said  woman’s intuition pushed Claudine to withdraw money from their bank account last October 25,  after she came home and found Raymart’s cars missing in their garage.

“Since she and Raymart were having trouble, Claudine suspected ‘something.’ She called her lawyer and they went to the bank to withdraw P5M from her and Raymart’s joint account (presumably ‘and/or’),” Ricky quoted his source as saying.

But minutes after waiting in the bank, Claudine failed to withdraw the P5-M she wanted to get. It was then that she reportedly broke into tears.

“The bank branch manager told them to wait while he prepared a manager’s check because, they were told, the amount was too big. After waiting for 30 to 40 minutes, Claudine and her lawyer asked why it was taking the branch manager time to issue the check, only to be informed that the account had ‘zero balance.’ That’s when Claudine broke down, which was caught by on camera by a 24 Oras news reporter,”  Ricky  cited his source further.

Claudine has not yet confirmed who withdrew all the money from their bank account.


Claudine was rumoured to be having an affair with Martin Castro,  which the couple denied.

Claudine even told writer Francis Simeon, writer of StarStudio magazine, that their marriage is still intact.  Francis’ article on the issue came out last August.

Meanwhile, Randy Santiago, Raymart’s older brother, told Yahoo! Philippines OMG! that the latter will eventually come out in the open to air his side.


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