AFTER a year since their emotional meeting during the wake of the Barretto patriarch Miguel, Gretchen Barretto proves that she has really mellowed as she shows that she and mom Inday are now truly in good terms with each other.
Just recently, Gretchen left a message on the comments section of Claudine’s Instagram post.
She said: “I am overjoyed to see you all looking so happy [smile emoji], know that I appreciate each of you for making mom aliw (heart emoji]).
“Bro J, I am proud of you (heart emoji).
“Baby girl, Clau, thank you for inspiring me to be a better daughter (heart emoji). Our Ate Mich.”
Claudine posted a photo where she was with their mom Inday with brother Jay-Jay and Michelle. They celebrated their parents Inday and Miguel’s wedding anniversary in small gathering at a restaurant.
Although Gretchen failed to attend, Claudine thanked her in return.
“Happy civil wedding anniversary of Mom & Dad. We miss you, Dad. Thank you, jjbarretto,@gretchenbarretto,” Claudine posted.
They also remembered their father’s death anniversary last October 15—Inday, Claudine, Jay-Jay and Michelle in a condo unit where Gretchen also reacted and called them, “my family.” She also said that she will join them “next time.”
Last August, Gretchen posted a heart, kiss and praying emojis on Claudine’s photo with Inday, as a sign of her love for her mom.
It could be remembered that Gretchen and mother Inday had a rift which led to a word war in 2013 when they exchanged deep-rooted anger towards each other. PEP.ph detailed the showbiz history report of the six-year war between Gretchen and Inday. That incident was made public and they didn’t have any communications until on October 16, 2019 when Gretchen and Inday met at Miguel’s wake.
In that moment of grief, the mother and daughter embraced and forgave each other. It was also in 2013 when Gretchen and Claudine had a rift but they had also forgiven each other in February 2019.
However, Gretchen and Claudine seem like they have not yet buried the hatchet with sister Marjorie. They had an intense confrontation right in their father’s wake.
According to Gretchen, Marjorie was so mad when she came to their father’s wake. Marjorie even refused to shake hands with her despite the request of President Duterte, who was also present at that time to be reconciled with each other.
Marjorie claimed that she was not happy with Gretchen’s visit because for her, her sister’s attempt to reconcile was just orchestrated. If she was really sincere, she could have visited their father while he was still in the hospital.
Marjorie and Gretchen’s rift started in late 2014 and has not been on speaking terms up to this day.
Miguel and Inday have seven children— Mito, Michelle, Jay-Jay, Gia, Gretchen, Marjorie and Claudine.(Evelyn C. Diao)