Gretchen Barretto irate online-A A +A
Friday, August 23, 2013
GRETCHEN Barretto fires back on image-sharing application Instagram after a basher questions her relationship with long-time partner Tony Boy Cojuanco and sister Marjorie's financial capacity.
Gretchen recently posted a photo of her and Tony on a dinner date and accompanied it with a caption "My Tony (with heart emoticon) aww he loves me."
The sweet photo and occasion turned sour when a certain @marjoriekabit started to fire comments on the star's Instagram picture.
The basher initially posted, "Gosh nakakahiya na kayo. Bakit hindi mag-work si Marj to support her children. Get a life."
Gretchen then immediately replied and somehow hinted that she knows who the basher is, "Does it seem like it matters to me. It does seem like you are so envious that you need to make an account to bash us. Pity you, you keep stalking us."
After this reply, many commenter guessed that Gretchen was pertaining to Claudine Barretto.
To recall, the two has an ongoing rift after their mother, Inday Barretto, went on public and called Gretchen a "liar" and capable of "evil manipulation." The Barretto matriarch also sided with Claudine.
The basher continued to leave messages and said that she's not envious of Gretchen's life and does not want to be a mistress "just to have a luxurious life."
She also questioned why Marjorie sent Claudia, her youngest daughter, to British School Manila (BSM), the high school of Gretchen's daughter, Dominique.
"Sending Claudia in BSM is a surprise because I know Marj doesn't have enough money for the tuition there, knowing that she doesn't have stable job. Unless she has a new sugar daddy, if you know what I mean," said Gretchen.
Gretchen clarified that her sister has a business and can afford to send her children to school. She then accompanied the said comment with revealing details.
"You are contented with your life? Is this why you are stalking and bashing us? You must be high again. You don't have a luxurious life because you pushed and fought everyone in ABS-CBN. Why is it your business where Claudia goes to school unless you are dying in envy? You are playing holy when everyone knows all your politician boyfriends left you the minute they found out about your drug use and mental problem," Gretchen posted.
The basher also alleged that Gretchen is using Tony's money to fund Marjorie's kids' education. She claimed, "Dominique feels like you already gave too much for Marj's family. She even called Marj's family dependent and parasite."
Gretchen fired back that she does not need the money of the Cojuanco's (Tony's family) to fund her lifestyle. She clarified that she has work and a thriving career.
She also reacted on the basher's comment that she's contented being called a mistress and her daughter is an illegitimate child.
"Do not put words in to Dominique's mouth. I don't need the money of the Cojuancos. FYI -- I have a career, I pay taxes. You don't. You breathe Marjorie. You are pathetic. Your anger is over flowing. Peace," she said.
At some point, Gretchen had enough after explaining her side, "It is pointless to argue with a mentally ill and drug addict. You go get help, maybe after then I'll have the time for you."
The ‘at odds sister’
After all the hullabaloo on her Instagram post, one of Gretchen's over 250 thousand followers dared to asked why she jumped into a conclusion that the commenter is her estranged sister, Claudine.
@allthingsitalian posted, "I am not pro-anybody, but I am, like many of your followers, just curious why you assume (obviously based on your responses) @marjoriekabit is your sister that you are at odds with."
The commenter continued, "Anybody can just create an account and write nasty things so you will react. I thought you want your daughter to remember that you didn't fight, but isn't what you are doing fighting, too, and worst part, you maybe barking at the wrong trees. Just saying. Peace."
Gretchen explained that she knows for sure who the basher is simply because months ago, when they were still in good terms, "this basher said all these things to our faces."
The actress said the basher not only said it to them but threatened to expose it.
"This basher texted me on my family cell phone with the same sentiments."
Gretchen, who earlier said she prefers not to fight in pubic on this private matter, clarified that she speaks up because she refuse to take insults from anybody.
"I mention I will not fight but there comes a time when after so much hurt, you just must put a stop to it. I know no one who is so angry at both Marj, her children, me and my daughter at this intensity. The basher is doing exactly what she said she will do," the actress posted.
She added, "Let us remind you that both Marjorie and I are very busy people. We take good care of our children and keep our home a happy and peaceful one. We want peace and love. But enough is enough when the mocking goes beyond the limit.
As of this posting, Gretchen changed her Instagram setting from public account to private. (Sunnex)