The speculations between Raymart and Claudine started last October 25, when Claudine was supposed to withdraw a large sum of money from her joint account with Raymart Santiago. The actress was surprised to know that the money that she was supposed to withdraw was gone.
Claudine was with her attorney when the incident happened, Atty. Agnes Maranan. The news spread and the media was able to shoot some of the footage that happened in the bank.
Rumors began to circulate that the couple was already separated and that Raymart was to blame for the incident. Raymart was the only one who had access to their joint account.
Jennylyn Mercado was also caught up with th e issue. She was linked to Raymart even though she has a relationship with Kapamilya TV host-actor na si Luis Manzano.
Jennylyn and Raymart were in the same early primetime series ng GMA-7 na Futbolilits.
Jennylyn’s camp denied the issue between her and Raymart, that they don’t have any connection between Raymart aside from work.
Due to the speculations circulating, Raymart and Claudine released a statement.
“In recent days, there have been numerous negative rumors about our marriage and our relationship, all of which have caused us, our children, and our families undue stress, strain, and unnecessary tension.
“In order to dispel all these unfounded innuendos, we now publicly declare, in the simplest and clearest terms that:
“WE ARE STILL TOGETHER, we have not separated, we love each other, and we both value and cherish our marriage and relationship.
“Any issues that we may have are private, and do not detract from, nor diminish, the strength of our marriage. We ask that the public allow us to deal with our minor concerns without the glare and glee of media speculation that only hurt us and those we love.
“We are both deeply committed to our two (2) children, whom we love unconditionally. As concerned and devoted parents, we shall zealously protect their privacy, and their right to be untouched by malice and gossip. We plead with the public to respect their rights: they are innocent children unjustly harmed by the baseless gossip about us.
“We hope this JOINT STATEMENT settles and lays to rest all questions about us as a couple, and as individuals.”