There’s nothing more agonizing than the pain of losing a loved one. That said, one can only imagine how tough it must have been for Claudine Barretto after losing a friend and lover in Rico Yan.
On March 29, 2002, the Kapuso actress was greeted with the devastating news that Rico, with whom she shared most of her younger years with, passed away from cardiac arrest.
In an exclusive interview on “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” the seasoned star revealed that she still carries with her the pain of Rico’s loss.
“Hanggang ngayon dala-dala ko because I never really grieved. I just really kept on working and working. I wanted to tire myself para pag-uwi ko tulog na lang, hindi ko na maisip iyong pagkamatay ng boyfriend ko, ng ex-boyfriend ko. Ang gusto ko lang mapagod. Hindi pa talaga ako nakapag-rest para umiyak. Up to this day.”
Even now that she has her own family, Claudine still holds Rico close to her heart. Still coping with his death, she prefers to remember him by reliving their best times together. In fact, the “Bakit Manipis Ang Ulap” star is often spotted sporting the late actor’s piece from their pair of couple watches.
In an Instagram scoop by fan account ricoyanclaudine, a collage showing the actress wearing the special accessory 16 years after Rico’s death went viral. According to the page’s admin, Claudine gave her piece to her child, Santino, while she uses Rico’s.
Watch as Claudine Barretto professes her undying love for Rico Yan here.
Talk about true love.
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