Gretchen Barretto, 49, previously accused her sister Marjorie Barretto, 45, of having a romantic relationship with Enrico “Recom” Echiverri, 64. Recently, Marjorie herself confirmed that she did have a relationship with the member of the Philippine House of Representatives representing the First District of Caloocan City.
“I’m not very proud of it,” Marjorie confessed in an interview with Karen Davila aired on “TV Patrol” on ABS-CBN on October 22, 2019. “That is the reason why I was not announcing it to the public, not so that, I wasn’t claiming to be perfect. Pero ayoko nang makasakit ng ibang tao pa (But I did not want to hurt other people even further).
“Maraming masasaktan e kung magiging garapal ako e, hindi ba? (Many people would be hurt if I choose to become shameless, right?” Marjorie continued. “That’s the reason why I kept it. I’m sorry I’m not perfect. Mali po talaga ang (It was really wrong that) I fell in love with a married man. Pero ito na po ‘yon e. (But it is what has already happened.)”
In the same interview, Marjorie revealed that Echieverri is the father of her youngest child Erich Barretto, who was born on April 9, 2012. Marjorie told Davila, “Alam mo, hindi ako (You know, I am not) perfect.”
“I’m very strong in many ways,” Marjorie continued. “Pero sa pag-ibig talaga, mahina ako (But when it comes to love, I am weak).
Including Erich, Marjorie has five children. Kier Legaspi, 46, and Marjorie have one daughter named Aynrand Danielle “Dani” Barretto, 26.
Dennis Esteban Dominguez Baldivia, 57, who is professionally known as Dennis Padilla, and Marjorie were married from 1995 to 2006. They have three children together namely Julia Francesca “Julia” Barretto Baldivia, 22, Claudia Isabelle “Claudia” Barretto Baldivia, 20, and Leon Marcus “Leon” Barretto Baldivia, 14.
On the other hand, Echiverri is married to Purificacion Malabanan Echiverri. Born on January 15, 1977, the eldest among their five children, Ricojudge Janvier “RJ” Echiverri, is the assistant secretary for legislative and external affairs and spokesperson of Department of Interior and Local Government.
Watch Davila’s full interview with Marjorie here:
Here is Gretchen’s response to the interview: