Yesterday, October 20, Marjorie Barretto posted on her Instragram account, @marjbarretto, a birthday message for her eldest daughter Dani Barretto. The touching message had Marjorie reminiscing about having been a young mother.
Netizens noticed something about Marjorie's throwback photo, which accompanied the long message. There, Marjorie looks exactly like her second daughter, actress Julia Barretto. Fans commented, "I thought you were Julia at first glance!" "Julia the original," "Julia na Julia talaga yung mukha! Grabe! Ang ganda," and "So heart felt. Side note, Julia is a carbon copy."
Praised for Raising Her Children
While a lot of her followers were amazed at the "twinning" moment, a lot of them also praised Marjorie for pushing through with motherhood at a young age.
"I was just 19 years old when I had Dani," Marjorie began her message. "I was a kid myself, but instead of nights out and parties, I had to grow up as fast as I could, and work twice as hard to support and provide for her."
She also gave Dani words of encouragement: "It's been a roller coaster ride the past year for us, but one thing will remain. At the end of the day, I will still be the one who will love you the most out of everyone in this world." Then she ended her message by saying, "I hope this year, it's my birthday wishes for you that will come true."
Dani is now 24 years old. She is the daughter of Marjorie and actor Kier Legaspi.
Here's Marjorie's throwback Instagram post in full: