Dani Barretto considers sister Julia Barretto many things — among them being her little sister who became instrumental in shaping her maturity early on in life.
In an Instagram post Dani shared on Julia’s 25th birthday, the eldest of Marjorie’s five children penned a message for the star’s special day.
Dani said she owed her experience as the first child of the family caring for her siblings for the way she cares for her own daughter Millie.
“I think a lot of who I am as a mom came from how I am as a sister to my siblings,” Dani said.
She then admitted she somehow got in the way of her sister Julia growing up because she wanted to be best for her even when they were kids.
“You were the first person I felt responsible for, the first one I vowed to protect no matter what, to always keep you happy even if it means you always getting your way when we were kids,” Dani said.
She also admitted she became “mature” early on in life because of Julia, apologizing to the latter if she failed her.
“I think I matured so early on because of you. I wanted to be the best example to you. Even if I failed many many times growing up, for some reason you still believed and looked up to me,” she said.
Expressing her gratitude to Julia for believing and looking up to her even at times when she finds it surreal herself, she said: “And for that, I am forever grateful, because that pulled me out of the dark many many times.”
“You, Claudia, Leon, & Erich are the reason why I am the best version of myself to Millie,” she added.
She also gave a heartwarming message for Julia as the latter turned 25.
“Happy Happy Birthday to my OG baby girl! Congratulations on finally being 25! Hahahaha you’ll always be this tiny and cuddly to me. I love you so much! You know there is absolutely nothing I wouldn’t do for you guys.” she said.