Last month, Pep.ph reported about actor Raymart Santiago's rumored relationship with real estate executive Aurora "AC" Legarda. The two are said to have been together for a long time now, and since AC is a private individual, they have kept their romance low-key.
Yesterday, however, Raymart's daughter with estranged wife Claudine Barretto posted a series of quotes on social media which seem to disapprove of the relationship. Claudine confirmed to Pep.ph that the Instagram account @superswagsab13 belongs to her 13-year-old adoptive daughter Sabina.
"Your soul mate is not another person's spouse. Sorry," one of the quotes Sabina posted said. Another is, "My dad broke my heart way before any boy had the chance to." The last quote read: "Someday, you'll realize the damage that you've caused."
Sabina wrote in capital letters, "Attention!! You guys happy now?" and even tagged Raymart and AC in the post. Like Raymart, AC is also legally married but separated from her spouse, and has kids.
Raymart and Claudine were married in 2006 but parted ways in 2011. Apart from Sabina, the two also have a 10-year-old son, Santino. Their breakup was not without disputes, but Raymart and Claudine had decided to set aside personal issues and co-parent as peacefully as they could for the sake of their kids.
Reactions to Sabina's Instagram posts are mixed, with many commenters expressing their support for the teenager. One user mentioned that it shouldn't be a big deal as her parents have been separated for about six years and added that everyone deserves to find love again, but also acknowledged that when a marriage fails, it's the kids who are most affected. Others dropped negative comments about her dad and what happened in the past.
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"If we could refrain from saying negative things, please. Instead, let us pray and encourage Sabina to pray so hard, to find peace and understanding in all the confusion she must be suffering right now," wrote user @jamellemarie in the comments." A child counselor said that kids are most affected if their parents' separationhappens during puberty.
Another user called out people who were attacking and calling Raymart awful names in the comments. "Regardless of how bad things have turned out, for sure, there were happy memories. Let the child hold on to them. Cutting up the person she loves right before her eyes with your words does not ease her pain," use @poshandstyle wrote. It's one of the three no-no's in parenting after a separation: Never badmouth your ex to your kids.