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Claudine Barretto with her showbiz comeback: ‘I'm a better Claudine’
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Claudine Barretto with her showbiz comeback: ‘I'm a better Claudine’

September 11 ------ Claudine Barretto wowed everyone with her magazine cover with Metro. The Optimum star is the digital cover girl for their latest issue and she opened up about how happy she is with her showbiz comeback and how it has always been her first love. Just this April, Claudine starred in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya and in a recent interview with Director Cathy Garcia-Molina, she confirmed that she is working on Claudine’s comeback film with Piolo Pascual, making it their reunion project too. "I just wanted to go back. I feel safe and happy here. Now, I’m okay. Hopefully this time talaga, tuloy-tuloy na. My children are very supportive of my work," she told Metro Magazine.

“This is the phase in my life where, parang siguro, sabi ni God, sobrang dami na ng pinagdaanan mo, this time, I will give you the desires of your heart,” she added. Claudine also shared how ‘excited’ her children Sabina and Santino with her comeback and the unwavering support of her fans inspired her more. "Hopefully after nitong movie, soap opera na. I’m so thankful sa Claudinians because they’re so patient and you know, everyday, they inspire me. Kahit ilang years na ang nakalipas, they still believe in me. They’re my inspiration also, aside from my family. “Kasi before when I wasn’t working yet, they told me, ‘Mom, it’s okay if you want to work.’ So ngayon, alam na nila that Mama’s going to Florence for, like, 2 to 3 weeks. They’re actually excited.”

Claudine has starred in a number of iconic films. She hopes that this movie with Piolo would be something that people could remember. "I want it to be a movie na matatandaan ng lahat ng tao at maipagmamalaki ng kids ko at ma-a-appreciate ng generations to come," she said. When she said she was a ‘better Claudine’ now, it’s because she has achieved so much peace in her heart. Earlier this year, she has also patched things up with her elder sister Gretchen Barretto and she’s proud to say that Gretchen, together with her family and friends, are helping her raise her children.

“The way we met, ayaw na naming pag-usapan, kasi para sa’min, kung ano ’yung past, we don’t really want to go back to it kasi negative. Basta anything na negative na marinig namin ng ate ko, ayaw na namin. Tapos na ’yun. It was God’s perfect timing, ’yun ang sinasabi namin talaga, kung paano nangyari ’yun. Oras na talaga para mangyari ’yun. Our parents are very happy," she said. "For the longest time, I was doing it single-handedly, but thank God, I have Gretchen in my life now and Dada (Gretchen’s partner, Tonyboy Cojuangco) and her family and her friends to help me raise my children. Hindi ako nahihiya magsabi na she’s helping me raise my children," she added.