Gretchen Barretto explains viral 'sleeping' photo with Atong Ang


Posted at Oct 24 2019 07:28 AM | Updated as of Oct 24 2019 10:35 AM

MANILA -- Actress Gretchen Barretto has reacted to a viral photo of her and businessman Atong Ang holding hands while sleeping on a plane.

In her Instagram Stories post, Barretto who is now in San Francisco reposted the said photo and wrote: "Unaware I crossed s bit over a bit much. ... This photo was sent through direct message ... It is clear I was asleep on a plane ride."

She also reacted to other photos circulating online showing her and Ang inside the airport and on the plane.

"Nothing wrong with these photos. Fully clothed, no naked photos like of (Marjorie itchie-very)," Barretto wrote.

The viral photos of Ang and Gretchen came after Marjorie answered in a televised interview the accusations hurled at her by sister Gretchen, in relation to the reported scuffle during the wake at The Heritage Park in Taguig.

Ang, Marjorie alleged, was the boyfriend of their niece Nicole for five years — until Gretchen supposedly “stole” him from Nicole. These claims were already denied by Ang in an earlier statement, saying Gretchen and her long-time partner Tonyboy Cojuangco are business partners, and Nicole was his former employee.