It seems that the rift between the Barretos is not yet over.
On October 19, a screenshot of direct messaging between a netizen and Nicole Barreto, daughter of Jay-Jay Barreto, who’s a brother of Gretchen, has been circulated on the internet.
The discussion opened another controversy between the members of the Barreto clan after Nicole Barreto, accused her aunt Gretchen for taking away her ex-boyfriend Charlie “Atong” Ang.
According to the screenshots posted by Instagram user @Bashing.shing, Nicole denied that she was forcefully transferred to the United States, saying that she went outside the country voluntarily to move on after Gretchen took her ex-boyfriend Atong Ang who’s a known gambler.
“I just want to inform you that I wasn’t thrown to the states. I was there to move on from what Gretchen and Atong did to me. I’m stating the fact that my own aunt stole my boyfriend. The next travels to the states were for my education. Since I do have an education and finished a doctorate. Just so you know. Thank you po,” Nicole told the netizen.
After the discussion between Nicole and the netizen went viral, Gretchen Barreto defended herself from the accusations of her niece.
According to Gretchen, Nicole is the one who stole Atong from her aunt Claudine Barreto.
“I was told that Nicole stole Atong from her aunt Claudine,” Gretchen said on her Instagram story.
She also said that Nicole was being pushed by her mother to have a relationship with Ang.
She also questioned why Nicole is still trying to open the discussion about her relationship with Atong while she already has a baby and boyfriend.
“You just gavve birth & have a boyfriend & yet, hinahabol mo a cliente mong si Atong,” she said.
She insisted that Atong didn’t court Nicole.
Gretchen also said that Atong who’s already married will make a statement in the following days to clarify his relationship with Nicole.
Gretchen also urged her niece to find another rich man and avoid pushing herself to Atong.
“Ask your mom to find you a new wealthy man to hire you,” Gretchen said.
It was reported that Nicole is one of the members of the Barreto family who joined the confrontation that happened in the wake of Mr. Miguel Alvir Barretto.
However, Nicole denied that she’s the one who started the incident.
“Plenty of people witnessed it. I had my arms in the air to show I wasn’t doing anything to her,” Nicole said.
“It’s just unfair that they control the media and twist the facts, I do not regret protecting my Tita Marj,” she added.