Just after celebrating his 82nd birthday, family patriarch Miguel Barretto was rushed to the hospital after feeling ill and his loved ones took turns in taking care of him.
Fans were happy when Claudine Barretto’s brother Joaquin shared a rare and candid moment of the Optimum Star getting reunited with her niece Julia Barretto.
In the photo, the two were seen talking to each other.
This was refreshing to see since the public knows about Claudine being estranged from her sister Marjorie, who is Julia’s mother. Joaquin then posted another photo of their “successful family meeting.”
Noticeably absent was Gretchen Barretto, who has been estranged from the Barretto family since her feud with Claudine in 2013. Fans were hoping that their current family situation might bring back the peace in their family but the Barretto family has kept mum.
However, earlier this year, Gretchen and Claudine patched things up and left their misunderstandings in the past. They are now closer and Claudine has been vocal about Gretchen helping her raise her children.