It seems a rift between Gretchen Barretto and Annabelle Rama has been patched up.
In the latest YouTube vlog of veteran reporter Jun Lalin uploaded on Wednesday, the two were seen exchanging funny banters and hearty laughs at a private dinner they had fresh from Gretchen’s return in the country following her recent vacation in San Francisco, California.
Also present in the get-together were Annabelle’s husband, Eddie Gutierrez, and Regal Films producer Mother Lily Monteverde.
“Hindi niya kayang awayin ako. Let’s face it, mahal mo ‘ko,” Gretchen was quoted as saying in the video, to which Annabelle replied, “Oo naman.”
The reconciliation came over a month after Annabelle slammed Gretchen for taking a swipe at her daughter, Ruffa, by bringing up an old issue that placed the latter’s best actress win at a film festival in 1994 into question.
Apparently, La Greta was irked that Ruffa complimented a photo of Julia, her niece, during the time that the Barretto family feud became the subject of much internet fodder.
In a November interview, Annabelle said that she wouldn’t try and escalate things, and would only air dirt if Gretchen decides to attack her family again.
“Huwag na tayo mag away-away pa,” she told ABS-CBN News’ MJ Felipe when asked to give an advice to Gretchen. “Peace, of course, importante ang peace.”