MANILA – After making headlines over the weekend for being seen with her two children and estranged husband, Raymart Santiago, Claudine Barretto again sent her Instagram followers abuzz by posting a picture of her niece, Dominique Cojuangco.
Dominique is the only daughter of her estranged sister, Gretchen, with businessman Tony Boy Cojuangco.
On Monday morning, Claudine shared a picture of Dominique’s ad for Bench where she also expressed how proud she is of the young lady.
Captioned “My Beautiful Niece!:) #proudtita #beautifulinsideout #kiligmuch,” the photo shows Domnique alongside her fellow endorsers Sam Rodriguez and Addie Manzano.
A few minutes later, Claudine posted the same picture, this time with a caption that read: “Im so Proud of u Dominique!:) u to me are the most Beautiful here:) #proudtita #Pretty&iluvher #ProudAunt #Kiligmuch:).”
Just last month, Claudine granted “The Buzz” a tell-all interview where she accused Gretchen of being “heartless” and a “liar.”
In the same interview, Claudine also said she no longer wants to be affiliated with Gretchen in any way.
“Pakiusap ko kay Gretchen, any question about me, stop answering. I don’t want to be affiliated with you because you are a shame to this family. I want you to stay away from me and my children. I want to know, at the end of the day Gretchen, ano ba ang goal mo? Up to where? When are you going to stop?”
Despite this, Claudine also said in a previous interview that she is hoping her nieces and nephew be spared from their family feud.
Asked in the past if she misses the kids of her sisters Gretchen and Marjorie, a tearful Claudine said, "Sobra-sobra, sobra-sobra. Sana walang damayan ng mga anak, kasi kailangan nila ang isa't-isa."
However, Claudine figured a tiff with one of Marjorie’s daughters last month after she felt that the latter’s posts on Twitter were referring to her.