MANILA - Former couple Raymart Santiago and Claudine Barretto, whose legal feud hogged headlines in 2014, set their differences aside on Friday to celebrate Christmas with their children.
On her Instagram account, the 36-year-old Barretto posted a photo of her with Santiago and kids, Santino and Sabina. It had the caption: "Merry Christmas po sa inyong lahat."
For his part, Santiago uploaded a short clip of Santino and Sabina opening their Christmas presents on his own Instagram page. He also posted a photo of him with his kids.
Last June, Santiago and Barretto also set aside their differences to show support for the 11th birthday celebration of Sabina. (READ: Ceasefire? Claudine, Raymart reunite for daughter)
First reports of their separation surfaced in July 2013.
Barretto earlier accused Santiago of "physical, sexual, psychological and economic" abuse, supposedly dating back to 2002.
These are detailed in her complaint against the actor for his alleged violation of the Anti-Violence against Women and Their Children Act of 2004.
Santiago, meanwhile, alleged that he was a victim of domestic violence. The actor accused his wife of being mentally ill and having a history of drug abuse -- claims backed by the actress' estranged siblings Gretchen, Marjorie, and JJ.
Both Barretto and Santiago repeatedly mentioned the welfare of their children in explaining why they took the spat to court, and why they were seeking sole custody of their kids.
Meanwhile, Barretto's niece, Julia Barretto, took a break from her busy schedule to spend the holidays with her family in Los Angeles, California.
The "And I Love You So" star shared pictures of her and her mother, Marjorie; sisters Dani and Claudia; and brother, Leon, as they spent Christmas with their relatives and friends in the US.