Claudine Barretto seems to making up for lost time with the brood of her elder sister Marjorie Barretto.
In her series of Instagram posts yesterday, July 26, Claudine shared photos of her bonding session with nieces Julia, Claudia, and Dani; and nephew Leon Barretto.
She even reminisced about how she has always been close to Marjorie's kids who are all grown up now.
"This is wen Clau [Claudia] was about 4 she slid in the bathroom & needed to be operated on.
"Marj [Marjorie] was taping in Batangas so I couldn't tell her wat happened. we went on & had to have her operation without my Ate's knowledge.
"I luv u Claui. Happy Birthday [balloons and hearts emoticons]. @claudiabarretto @juliabarretto @danibarretto"
This is wen Clau was about 4 she slid in the bathroom & needed to be operated on.Marj was taping in batangas so I couldn't tell her wat happened.we went on & had to have her operation without my Ate's knowledge. I luv u Claui.happy Birthday ðŸŽˆðŸŽˆðŸŽˆðŸŽˆâ¤ï¸â¤ï¸â¤ï¸ðŸ’‹ @claudiabarretto @juliabarretto @danibarretto
A photo posted by @claubarretto onJul 26, 2015 at 2:48am PDT
They were celebrating Claudia's 16th birthday as well as Julia's Maalaala Mo Kaya episode last Saturday night, July 25.
Claudine also posted several video clips of Julia's MMK episode, saying that the young actress did a "great" portrayal of her role.
"I'm so so proud! Great acting @juliabarretto
"What can I say??? M ur number 1 Fan."
A video posted by @claubarretto onJul 25, 2015 at 6:50am PDT
CLAUDINE AND MARJORIE'S RECONCILIATION. It can be recalled that Claudine had a falling out with her sisters Marjorie and Gretchen at the height of her separation from husband Raymart Santiago in 2013.
But Claudine and Marjorie finally patched things up when the latter started reaching out to the former last February.
The two even shared their sentiments about their reconciliation at the former's 36th birthday celebration last week.
Marjorie, on the other hand, remains estranged with elder sister Gretchen Barretto after their reported falling out late last year.
The rift supposedly stemmed from Marjorie's tampo when Gretchen had been vocal about expressing her support towards Liza Soberano, who's deemed as one of the showbiz rivals of Julia among their batch of teen stars.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last February, Gretchen confirmed that she and Marjorie are not on speaking terms, but the former refused to say the real reason behind their rift.
Nevertheless, Gretchen maintained that "no matter what happens, family is family" and she continues to pray for the good of everyone concerned.
To date, Gretchen is vacationing in San Francisco, U.S.A. with close friends.