Gretchen Barretto wants to take a much-needed break after working on her hit series 'Magkaribal.'
With her much-awaited primetime drama, Gretchen Barretto admitted she was more than overwhelmed by the success of Magkaribal ever since its premiere last June 28. As the show reaches its finale on November 5, Gretchen is excited to spend a weekend in Bangkok with Tony Boy Cojuangco and their daughter Dominique for some much-needed R 'amp; R. "It'rsquo;s just for a couple of days. This is a personal trip. We just need a break kahit ilang araw lang na tulog, kain at massage. Hanggang Sunday kami sa Bangkok," she says. The Magkaribal actress says she is looking forward to leaving all the planning up to her family. "Hindi ko alam ang itinerary, susunod lang ako kay Tony at Dominique kung anong gusto nilang gawin. Basta makalabas lang ako ng sandali to relax, okay na at basta magkasama kami," she added.
More than looking forward to getting a massage and going shopping, Gretchen said she values the chance for quality time with her family. "Excited ako to bond with Tony and Dominique because hindi ko nagagawa ito in a long, long time na kami lang ulit magkasama na 24/7. I also look forward to just being with my daughter. Just really being with her and not thinking of work. Yung maging kasama ko lang si Tony at Dominique na wala akong iisipin na oh my God, kailangan bukas ng umaga kailangan gising na ako kasi 6:30 am taping ko or yung tipong wala akong iniisip na sana tapos na, pack-up na para makauwi ako to be with them," she shared. Gretchen said that as much as she has enjoyed getting closer to her Magkaribal family, she also missed being a part of her own family. "Gusto ko lang ma-experience after five months yung family life na kami lang, na hindi ko sila iniiwan. Yun lang gusto kong ma-experience for a few days. Matagal tagal na, palagi ko silang iniiwan, nakokonsensya na rin ako. We really need this kasi puro career ako this year. But I can'rsquo;t complain kasi it'rsquo;s been a really good, good year," she said.