Claudette Ortiz Tells Her Side of the Story: Says Robbie “Spit in Her Face”…”I Have Never Met Malicious Jynx”

- By Bossip Staff

Unless you have been living under a rock for the past week or so, there has been major drama concerning former City High members Claudette Ortiz, Ryan Toby, and Robbie Pardlo. Pardlo was the case subject on a recent episode of A&E’s Intervention and he stated that his substance abuse stemmed from his issues with members of the group.

Claudette is now speaking out on her relationship with both City High fellas and who the ‘real father of her daughter‘ is in a recent interview:

Why did you feel the need to speak out about the A&E Intervention special & how you’ve been portrayed in the media since that special aired?

Claudette Ortiz: Initially I wasn’t going to say anything… & I think that stemmed from fear because of the relationship I had with Robbie… it was an abusive one. He portrayed it like it was a “lovely romance” & it wasn’t. I just want to move on & put things behind me. Other people may be in the same position I was in… & if you don’t eventually stand up for yourself it can carry on for the next 12 years… like in my case. It was time to tell the truth… the truth that he so conveniently left out in the intervention

How did you & Robbie meet?

Claudette Ortiz: I met Robbie before the group (City High)… We started out as friends… we were both singers & knew some of the same people… My older sister and him were in the same grade so she knew him too… they were 2 grades above me… when we first started dating she said to me “are you sure you want to date him?” I asked her what she meant by that & she told me Robbie had a reputation of getting really drunk (since) back then & told me a story about him drinking excessively to the point where he’d passed out. I knew he drank but I never saw that side of it. He was my first boyfriend, we were young I was 16 & he was 18… we were nice teenagers. Everything seemed fine in the beginning but over time it became like a nightmare.

A nightmare? How so?

Claudette Ortiz: At first it started with me finding out about other girls… I stayed through that… I’m sure every woman can relate to believing a man lying to you about cheating, even when all the signs were right in my face… & that caused problems but it was the drunken fits that really scared me & made want to end our relationship…

Describe one of those episodes…

Claudette Ortiz: The summer I was turning 17 Wyclef had a 4th of July BBQ at his house… there were a bunch of music industry people… I don’t recall what exactly brought it on, but he blacked out on me at the BBQ… he got in my face & started yelling “You ain’t sh*t, you ain’t ever gonna be sh*t”… & Robbie is a big guy he was so close I could feel the spit hitting me in my face. At my age I was so intimidated by that… belittling me in front of all those important people. There was another time I was confronting him about a girl & he threw a brush at me… I ducked & the brush went through his bedroom door… that’s how much force he used… If I hadn’t ducked I probably wouldn’t even be a alive today. I gathered my things & started to walk home… I lived about 2 miles from Robbie’s house… & that wasn’t uncommon for me do… there were plenty of nights we’d argue or he’d pass out & I would walk home… He came out the house yelling & started beating up his car. Broke the head light, started pounding on the hood… his mother came out & called me back… I felt like since it was his mother asking me to come back in the house I should… when I got inside we all sat down to talk & she was telling me things like I shouldn’t add fuel the fire… basically making me feel like it was my fault.

How did your relationship with him end?

Claudette Ortiz: We were working on the album & it was rare for him not to be drunk… My management asked me not break up with him (he knows this) but it just became too difficult for me. Going on the road, recording… it was terrible. We were in Hit Factory & I remember him walking past me & he said “so this it, we over?” & I said “yes”.

So you guys broke up before the first single came out?

Claudette Ortiz: Yes, even before the album was finished.

On the A&E Intervention it was stated that you broke up with Robbie on tour in Europe & started dating Ryan…

Claudette Ortiz: No, we hadn’t even been traveling overseas yet… & Robbie & I were broken up for a year before Ryan & I started any kind of romance.

I never even knew you dated Robbie, I only knew about your relationship with Ryan… So after you broke up with Robbie how did you & Ryan start dating?

You & Ryan have children but your not together anymore correct?

Claudette Ortiz: We are very close friends. We had both of our sons before we got married… we had a good relationship for a long time. Around 2007 it started fading out, we were changing… we’d gotten together pretty young & so we separated. I started seeing someone else & had my daughter at that time & I don’t know who Malicious Jynx is, that is not my daughter’s father. My daughter’s father is just a normal hard working business man. He’s not even in the industry…

So hold on… you don’t know that guy that is being reported as your daughter’s father?

Claudette Ortiz: No I don’t know who that is. I saw a rumor on Wikipedia a while back saying I was dating him & had a child by him… I was in the studio with Brian Michael Cox & we laughing about it… I wasn’t even pregnant with my daughter yet… I don’t know that guy & never met him…



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  • KING


  • resurrected

    I mean the dude did seem very self-absorbed on his show but there were together in from junior high to high not saying there the relationship was not abusive…

  • resurrected

    I just think she was wrong for leaving one bandmate for another one and did they still expect for the group to be strong and to stay together from all of this drama… Now three friendships has been lost and they all knew each other form a young age as well… Do Claudette why did you leave the other due?



  • LouLou

    there’s always two sides to every story…

  • mrembowoman


  • Aunt Viv

    I wish I cared more *shrugs*

  • resurrected

    Well from what I see none of them starting other group or went solo so this had a bigger and deeper effect then they all saw at the time…

  • celeb hater

    Aww, are we still talking about this? WHo cares? NO SOUP FOR YOU! NEXT!!!


    First…..Dont really care about this broad!!! **yawns***

  • Soul Touch

    Nice she got to tell her side. And after the show, you can see that there is some truth to her comments. I guess it’s easier to put the blame on other then to look at yourself. So all this time is blaming others for his failure and fall, it’s him who has the problem.

    I don’t blame her for wanting to clear the air, especially since she was blamed for his addiction.

    If she left one for the other, and her statements are true, do you blame her? Sure, it’s a shady move, but I doubt it was planned and they were so young. I mean really, how many of you are still with the same person you were with in JR or HS? People grow up. People change. JR/HS is NOT real life.

  • Alrighty Then...

    So, the h.o.e-ish behavior was not a rumor? Glad you too the opprtunity to clear that up… smh….

    LMAO @ the death by brush story… you wasn’t about to die! LMAO! You probably would’ve had a brush shaped lump upside your damn head, but not dead… lol!

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983.....73 Days!!!


  • Mock Rock Star

    She was wrong for dating and marrying someone that her ex was so close to. Why wouldn’t she think that wouldn’t have an effect on him. That’s why that relationship didn’t last either.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983.....73 Days!!!

    Aww, are we still talking about this? WHo cares? NO SOUP FOR YOU! NEXT!!!



    I wish I cared more *shrugs*


    U Killing me Auntie!

  • Aunt Viv

    Hey IJM!

  • auchamp22

    damn Ryan didn’t whoopie teach you better…”come here”…

  • resurrected

    I’m Just Me…Keeping It Real Since: 1983…..73 Days!!!
    2/2/10, 10:45:am


    Basically and sum of her reason are valid but it still broke up the group and that is the reason that they all come together for…

  • resurrected

    Well I guess everyone want to get lose in a fantasy these days…

  • LaDiva

    Uhhh I’m still lost…
    Too many baby daddy stories….
    Moving on.

  • resurrected

    I think his home training lead him to this place but the break up with his girl and friend was the down fall that made him spiraled out of control and then when the group ended was the complete down fall of his confidence..

  • Marquis de Sade

    Ahhh, cofessions of an “INDUSTRY” hoe.

    “My daughter’s father is just a normal hard working business man. He’s not even in the industry”


  • Jay the Real One

    I BEEN in love with Claudette for forever

  • resurrected

    But this comment does get me the other dude was her hero and now she has had someone else baby on his azz… People love you for moment when they need you but oh how soon do they forget it all when another person comes into the picture.. Some times there are real reasons to leave but other times it all about your own selfishness but leaving one band mate for another is not a good deal or idea…

  • Soul Touch

    And what woman should stay when she is being mistreated. That is why she stayed, and why his girlfriend today probably stayed, because you feel bad for them and don’t want to abandon them.

    But why should you sacrifice yourself?

    I was in a sad relationship for 4 years. By the time I left, I was a shell. I should have left earlier but life for him just kept going down and I felt that he needed someone, and since I loved him, I had to be that someone. But he is his own man, he chose to make his life what it is, and I be damned if I was going to make my life into his life.

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