Gretchen Barretto On Dani Barretto Crediting Her Mom Marjorie For Raising Her: 'I was hoping I raised or gave love to people who can at least be grateful'

She’s got a lot to say about Dani's viral vlog.
PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/DANIBARRETTO AND GRETCHENBARRETTO

Following Dani Barretto’s vlog about her strained relationship with her dad, Kier Legaspi, her aunt Gretchen Barretto reacts to Dani crediting her mom Marjorie for raising her.

Gretchen reveals on Instagram Live, according to PEP.ph, that when Marjorie was pregnant with Dani, she lived in Gretchen’s home in Quezon City. Gretchen mentions that she paid for Dani’s hospital bills and her nanny’s salary. “Hindi po ako nagyayabang. I’m just trying to refresh the memory of everybody,” she says. “Ganyan tayong mga Pilipino. Nasa kultura natin ‘yan. Kung sinong nakakaangat, siya ang tutulong sa pamilya.”

“Dani was the apple of my eye… I provided everything including love and attention. And so did Claudine,” Gretchen says, referring to her and Marjorie’s sister. “Minahal ko si Dani. I thought I was her second mother… Ano ako, multo? Ano si Claudine, multo? Parang for me, ouch!”

Gretchen says, “I was hoping I raised or gave love to people who can at least be grateful… ‘Yon lang, a little respect.”

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She adds, “Siguro kung may kasalanan si Kier kay Dani, it’s hindi siya mayaman… But Kier always tried to be a part of Dani’s life. But the mom of Dani just did not allow it.” Gretchen also notes that Dennis Padilla, Marjorie’s ex-husband, provided for Dani and treated her like his own child. 

Kier recently thanked Gretchen on Instagram:

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Going back to Dani’s vlog, this is what she said: “My mom really raised me well… I had the best support system growing up. I never felt neglected or unloved. I was always loved… I had a stepdad who treated me really well… Credit goes to my mom. All of it. Shout-out to my mother who raised me well.”

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