Are sisters Marjorie and Gretchen Barretto feuding? This seems to be the case as the former allies against younger sister Claudine Barretto have apparently unfollowed each other on photo sharing site Instagram.
According to a recent article by entertainment writer Ricky Lo published in the Philippine Star, the older Barretto sisters are allegedly not in good terms because of Gretchen’s fondness for young star Liza Soberano.
Lo wrote that Gretchen is a big fan of the hit Kapamilya series Forevermore starring Enrique Gil and Liza Soberano which she religiously watch even while vacationing in London.
Apparently, Marjorie took offense when La Greta congratulated Liza and Enrique for their show’s high ratings. Marjorie considers Liza as her daughter Julia Barretto’s biggest rival.
Lo also wrote that Marjorie told Gretchen about her indignation but the latter continued to praise Liza on Instagram. In a photo of Liza posted by Bench’s Ben Chan, Gretchen commented and described the teen star as: “awesome looking young lady.”
Liza and Julia are batchmates in Star Magic 2013. With the phenomenal success of Forevermore, Liza is now dubbed as the newest Primetime Princess. She is set to star in an upcoming film based on the Wattpad book, The Bet, alongside Enrique Gil.
Meanwhile, Julia is yet to appear in another series after Mirabella. She is slated to play second lead to Nadine Lustre and James Reid in another Wattpad novel-based film, Para sa Hopeless Romantic.
Julia is currently busy preparing for her debut celebration to be held on March 10, 2015. Observers are waiting whether or not her father, Dennis Padilla, is invited. She recently got a lot of flak for allegedly snubbing her dad during an event and for filing a petition to drop his surname from her legal name.