Claudine Barretto greets sister Gretchen for Mother's Day
MANILA, Philippines – An affectionate Claudine Barretto greeted her older sister Gretchen an advanced Happy Mother's Day, posting a video of the moment on social media.
In the video, Claudine rushes to Gretchen carrying a balloon and a gift.
"Happy Mother's Day!" Claudine said, to which Gretchen replied, "I'm your mom." The sisters then embraced tightly.
"I don't need gifts, I told you I don't need gifts," an emotional Gretchen told Claudine before accepting her present.
In the caption, Claudine said: "Happy Mother’s day in advance. Thank you for always cooking my favorite food and making me laugh till my tummy hurts. You're a wonderful mom, sister, best friend etc. I can go on and on. I love you so much [Gretchen]."
Gretchen has been estranged from her parents and siblings for many years. She and Claudine have had a notoriously rocky relationship since 2013, when Gretchen sided with Claudine's ex-husband Raymart Santiago, who her sister had accused of domestic abuse.
The two sisters have since reconciled, and were spotted having dinner together in February 2019. Since then, they have not been holding back on their affection for one another on social media, with both sisters posting their photos together.
Claudine has even said in a previous interview that she and her "Ate (older sister)" are closer than ever.
Gretchen and Claudine are among the 7 children of Inday and Miguel Barretto, with Claudine being the youngest. Gretchen is also known to have a strained relationship with their sister Marjorie, mother of actress Julia Barretto. – Rappler.com