Despite not being on good terms, Claudine Barretto was quick to defend niece Julia Barretto from claims that her acting career is already on a downward spiral.
As reported by ABS-CBN News yesterday, June 7, the Optimum Star stressed that Julia still has the potential to shine, and it's only a matter of time before she gets the best project for her.
"'Di ako naniniwala na babagsak. Kasi sa akin nangyari na 'yan, ilang beses na, lalo na nung rebellious days ko. Si Julia hindi bumagsak, naging nega lang siya. We just need a good project for her," she said.
Claudine also referred to the rumors that circulated about Julia back in 2019, when she and "Between Maybes" co-star Gerald Anderson reportedly started dating even though the latter was still in a relationship with Bea Alonzo.
"Even if wala pang tsismis kay Julia nun, we were all just waiting for the good project to come to her. Kasi ang problema ang dami nila, may JaDine (James Reid and Nadine Lustre), KathNiel (Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla), LizQuen (Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil), Joshua (Garcia), ngayon Jurald... I’m just waiting," she said.
Claudine then said that at the end of the day, Julia is still her niece and vouched for her abilities.
"Medyo nega nasusulat sa pamangkin ko pero at the end of the day, pamangkin ko pa rin yon... dugong Barretto 'yan, magaling at may dugo din ni Dennis Padilla yan, magaling din!” she said.
Claudine and Julia have not been on good terms since 2019, after a scuffle between Marjorie and Gretchen Barretto happened during their dad's wake.
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