The public has always known Marjorie Barretto to have four children: Dani, Julia, Claudia, and Leon. But in February, the actress posted a series of pictures on Instagram of a little girl who netizens speculated to be her youngest daughter.
Marjorie's older children then also shared snaps of the girl on their respective social media accounts.
Marjorie's 18-year-old daughter Claudia was the first in her family to confirm the identity of the child to be her five-year-old little sister. Speaking to the press, Claudia downplayed the Instagram reveal and said, "Well, it's not really a big deal. I don't want people to blow it out of proportion. Because it's a very sincere thing, the love we have for our family, not just her, [but] the rest of my siblings. It's the same. I don't think it's a big deal. I think it's a very normal thing."
She added it was a positive thing for her family, "Of course, it's a very happy thing. There's nothing negative about it. So, anyone who tries to twist, that is really the person who is negative and who's just trying to bring out bad things out of something that's good."
Claudia also denied that they intentionally hid her baby sister from public, "She's also still a baby. I think, legally, it's safer to keep some things private, and she's a baby. And what if she wants to grow up as a private individual? We don't know what future she wants for herself."