There is a wild rumor going around that Dominique Cojuangco, only daughter of Gretchen Barretto and Tonyboy Cojuangco, is pregnant. Dominique Cojuangco is now 16-17 years old. Gretchen Barretto was asked about it during the presscon of her new tv show Princess and Iand she kept mum about the issue, neither confirming nor denying anything. Gretchen Barretto said “Honestly, I’d like to only talk about my career. I don’t wanna to talk about my family life because I’m at this point in my career where I feel that I am a mature actor already. I’d like to keep my private life private.”
A reporter was persistent about the issue though and tried to ask Gretchen about the wild rumor. Gretchen Barretto quickly replied:
“I’d rather not (answer) whatever it is (you will be asking) because if you ask me that, then that means it’s not (true). I think I believe that I already mentioned earlier that I would like to talk purely about my career. No other thing else. Whatever rumor that it is, I don’t want because I’m not in this business for anything of that sort especially mag-e-air kami. Parang I don’t need anything that is negative or untrue. Rumors are rumors.”
Gretchen’s personal assistant said though that Dominique Cojuangco is not pregnant and that Dominique still goes to school here and seems to be her normal self as always. Gretchen Barretto in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer published October last year revealed of her still on-going deep-seated rift with her mother-in-common-law Imelda Cojuangco. Gretchen claimed that a few years ago, an ex boyfriend of hers called her up and told her that Meldy Cojuangco came to him and asked him to claim Dominique as his own daughter. Gretchen was asked if those sort of things affects Dominique? Gretchen said:
“I don’t know. What I know is that all these things that she’s been doing and saying (Meldy), they’re already affecting Dominique. I’m just here to defend her. That’s why I’m coming out. Because I want to show Dominique that we are here to protect her. I’m trying to raise her to be strong. After all, to belong to the Cojuangco family, you have to be strong, otherwise you’ll be ded.” Photo from Dominique Cojuangco fashion shoot for Seventeen Magazine.