In the interview in GMA News TV, Chanel 11 in the show In The Limelight, Claudine expressed her gladness with her birthday. The interview was held at the pictorial of the whole cast of the new telefantasya show in GMA-7 called Iglot, with Claudine as the leading star. In that place the whole staffs, crew and management celebrates her birthday, even the boss of GMA-7 surprised the actress.
“I’m really thankful kasi kita mo naman kahit yung mga boss, talagang bumaba pa para lang batiin ka. Sabay kami ni Raymart. Tapos si Santino naman July 19. Kami ni Raymart July 20. So, talagang mahaba-haba talaga yung celebration ng July sa amin.” Said Claudine
There is still more thing that brings Claudine really happy. She considered her reconciliation with her older sister Gretchen Barretto as the greatest gift she received this year.
She said: “Binigay na sa akin ng Diyos ang ate ko. Okay na kami ni Gretchen. Wala na akong mahihiling pa,”
According to Claudine their reconciliation has been emotional. “Siyempre iyakan… iyakan yun, tears of joy. Yung bugso ng emotions, hindi mawawala yun. Yung sorries. Yung maraming months na nawala sa amin, hindi na mababalik yun. So, when it all happened, sinabi ko talaga sa sarili ko hindi na mauulit yun. Hinding-hindi na mawawala ang kapatid ko sa buhay ko. Hindi na ako papayag,”
All is well with Claudine and Gretchen and still they continue their bonding together. She said. “Every week nagkikita kami talaga ng mga kapatid ko. At hindi lang kaming tatlo [with Gretchen and Marjorie] kundi lahat kaming pito… actually, anim, kasi yung isang ate ko nasa Boston. So, lahat kami magkakasama lagi.”
Claudine realized that after the conflict that happened before and the reconciliation, it is really good to have siblings
“Ang sarap-sarap pala ng may kapatid, Bakit? May ganun ako na bakit kailangang dumaan sa ganun. But then again, tapos na. Na-realize namin na we cannot live without each other pala.”