Despite being launched as a singer-actress, Barretto never got the chance to record a studio album due to the annual movies lined up for her.She soon dropped out of high school to fully concentrate on her acting career.Since 2010, she is already a contract star of ABS-CBN.Barretto was launched as one of the newest Regal Babies together with former child actress Janice de Belen upcoming actress Nadia Montenegro.If you think me making that joke is “too soon,” well, isn’t dating someone who’s only 16 when you’re already 60 way too soon?Love is love, and I’m not really inclined to judge people based on who they date no matter how squicktastic, so long as nobody’s getting hurt.She was launched in Regal Films' 14 Going on Steady as a singer-actress, with the release of her debut single "Going Steady", which served as the soundtrack single to her debut film. Her debut album, Unexpected, was released in 2008, and her second album Complicated was released a year after.In the late eighties, Barretto rose to prominence after gaining success in skin flicks produced by Seiko Films like Tukso, Layuan Mo Ako! Her two younger sisters, Marjorie and Claudine, and niece Julia are also actresses.
The first generation of the Cojuangco clan migrated from Hong Chian town in Tongan province, China.
Gretchen Barretto may be very controversial at the moment thanks to her ongoing feud with sister Claudine Barretto, but an even bigger shock involving her came in 1995 when she caught all of us by surprise when she gave birth to her daughter, Dominique.
He is the former Chairman of The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), the largest telecommunications provider of the Philippines.
Barretto released her debut single entitled "Going Steady", which was also the official theme song of the movie 14 Going on Steady in which she top-billed along with de Belen and Montenegro.
Barretto continued to star in films like Ang Mga Kuwento ni Lola Basyang, Paalam, Bukas ang Kasal Ko, Life Begins at 40 and Goat Buster.