Unlike many of her fellow celebrities who prefer to keep mum about their love lives, Claudia Barretto doesn’t hesitate to open up about hers.
The 17-year old Barretto is currently in a relationship with non-showbiz boyfriend Basti Lorenzo.
Claudia didn’t beat around the bush in answering questions about her boyfriend in recent interviews. On “Tonight With Boy Abunda”, she casually admitted that their relationship is just like any other couple’s. “No matter what age, I think falling in love is the same. It's just fun. Everything's fun and everything's good,” she said. “We're just like every other couple, we go out, we go on dates, we hang out in each other's houses. It's super normal,” she said.
On weekday morning show “Magandang Buhay”, Claudia added that boyfriend Basti is “very supportive”. He currently serves as one of her main pillars of strength. “When I don't think I'm doing well, he thinks I'm super, super good. So, I just find strength in him also.”
Claudia never failed to keep her mother, Marjorie Barretto, in the loop at all times. “When he first started asking me out, when I started liking him, I was very vocal about it and I told my mom everything.” Both Claudia and Basti have Marjorie’s blessing.
With full support from her family and friends, Claudia is very much happy with her relationship. Even her close friend Alora Sasam agrees that Basti is a keeper. “Alam mo, 'yung boyfriend [niya], sobrang cool. 'Pag may performance siya, siya taga-video,” Alora said on “Magandang Buhay”.
According to PEP, Basti is the son of Martin Ignacio Lorenzo, the former owner of Pancake House Inc., the current chairman and president of Teriyaki Boy Group Inc. and Dencio’s Food Specialists Inc.