Dominique Cojuangco and Claudia Barretto have just given us Cousin Goals

by Myrna Fernando
Jun 25, 2017
Dominique Cojuangco and Claudia Barretto at the Revival Tour of Selena in August 2016.

How Dominique Cojuangco played a role in clearing the air between her mom Gretchen Barretto and cousin Claudia was indeed praiseworthy.

To those who missed the issue: It began on Instagram, where one of Gretchen's followers told the actress about Claudia supposedly referring to her as "somebody else" during the launch of Claudia's debut single "Stay."

Gretchen then called Claudia an "ungrateful child" among other things.


Dominique, who is in London, called her mom the same day, and asked her to reach out to Claudia.

The ending was: Gretchen asked for "understanding and forgiveness," referred to Claudia as "my child," who, in her response, addressed Gretchen as her "mama."

The actress mentioned that Claudia is like a "little sister" to Dominique.

And despite the gap between Gretchen and Marjorie, Claudia's mom, the two young ladies have remained close.

Here are some photos of Dominique and Claudia that made us say they are the definition of Cousin Goals.

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1. They love concerts.

During Selena's Revival Tour here in Manila, Dominique referred to Claudia as "my baby Sel."

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2. They like attending events, especially those that are fashion-related.

This was taken in July 2016 at a Bench press launch.

Also in the photo was their friend Michael Laude.

3. They have a lot of common friends... of them, Juliana Gomez (left).

This was in April 2015.

4. They are head turners.

Dominique is actually closest to Dani (2nd from R), whom she calls "Dale."

Julia (R) and Claudia are her "little sisters."

This was taken in August 2013 at a fashion magazine's ball.

5. They had a number of memorable New Year celebrations and other family gatherings.

Dominique posted this in January 2013 as a throwback photo.

6. They travel in the "best shoes."

This was taken five years ago, in Hong Kong.

Gretchen accompanied the girls.

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Dominique Cojuangco and Claudia Barretto at the Revival Tour of Selena in August 2016.
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