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Gretchen Barretto: ‘Kabit po ako.’

"I am happily his kabit. I am happily his mistress."

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

6/10/2018 in News
Gretchen Barretto: ‘Kabit po ako.’

Gretchen Barretto unapologetically admits being a mistress.

The actress/socialite put naysayers to shame by finally owning the label "kabit" to long-time partner, business tycoon Tonyboy Cojuangco in an Instagram Live session last June 9.

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She said, "Sasabihin nilang kabit, aaminin ko for the past 23 or almost 24 years, opo, kabit po ako ni Tonyboy Cojuangco. I never denied it. If you threw that at me five years ago, maglulupasay po ako. Halos magpakamatay po ako sa sakit sa aking dibdib pag tinatawag niyo akong kabit."



"But right now," she added, "after 23 lovely years with my Tonyboy, you can call me kabit and I will tell you, I am happily his kabit. I am happily his mistress."



Tonyboy is still legally married to Denise Yabut-Cojuangco. They have no children together. Meanwile, Gretchen and Tonyboy, who have been together for 24 years have one daughter, Dominique.



Gretchen continued, "I have a man who loves me unconditionally. Yes, it is true. Maybe I will never be married with him. Maybe he will never marry me. Maybe I will never have that dream to walk down the aisle and have that fabulous gown. But who cares?"

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"I have a very flawed life, a flawed relationship, but I’m happy."

"It’s not perfect [but] he understands me fully, he loves me fully, and in his eyes, I can do no wrong. So who am I to complain? Life isn’t perfect. Where we live right now, it’s not heaven, you know. And I’m not the only one who lives an imperfect life."

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It's rumored that Tonyboy and Gretchen first began dating in the early 90's. They went public with their relationship after their daughter was born in 1995.

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