Claudine Barretto and Gretchen Barretto's relationship may have had its rocky moments, but it only made their sisterhood stronger than it ever was.
You might recall that the Barretto sisters had a feud for some time and reconciled back in February, after Gretchen took care of Claudine when she got hospitalized due to an undisclosed medical emergency. On "Tonight With Boy Abunda" yesterday, April 24, the Optimum Star became emotional as she talked about her reconciliation with her sister.
"I am so, so happy. I just love her so much. Mas close kami ngayon sobra. Sobra talaga," she said.
She even compared the feeling to “being in love”.
"'Yung feeling ko when I'm with my sister now, parang 'yung [feeling when] I'm in love. Alam mo 'yung ganoon? I wake up happy. She's always positive. She's happy lang. And ang kulit lang namin kasi wala ng ibang nakikisali sa'min. We can just be ourselves."
Claudine then recalled how she and her sister patched things up, revealing that she was only supposed to accompany her daughter Sabina to her G-Force schedule, but one of her friends called saying that her Ate's downstairs.
"I was taking my time and I thought she'd leave na kasi maaga umuuwi 'yun. So ang ginawa ko, late na ako bumaba. And andoon siya. Andoon pa rin [siya]. She waited,"
She continued, "When we saw each other no crying, we just hugged each other and [said] I'm sorry. I love you."
Claudine believes that what her Ate says or does now is always from “a good place” and for her “best interest”—something that she didn't see or feel from her back then—and she is grateful.
"Ang sarap. Ang sarap ng may Ate," she reiterated.
To prevent further feuds, Claudine says they now make sure to communicate first.
"We said na from now on, if we hear anything, let's talk to each other first. Ako muna. Ask me," said Claudine.
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