In a family that is filled with celebrities and just beautiful people in general, there is one person who has managed to win over everyone’s attention. So, who is this little princess?
It all started when Marjorie Barretto shared three throwback photos from their family’s Niseko, Japan trip which features a young girl that no one seemed to recognize. One caption said, “Isn’t this so cute? The baby needs a hot chocolate break too, from our snowmobile trip.” Another read, “We both love the snow so much.” Julia Barretto also posted a video of cuddling with the little princess. “I think you missed me,” the Ngayon at Kailanman actress said. To which the young girl replied, “I did.”
Even Dani and Leon Barretto were on Instagram, posting about her. “Ever since you came, you’ve brought nothing but joy to our lives,” Dani wrote. Meanwhile, Leon said on his captions, “Her happiness makes me smile.”
Going through the comments on each of these posts, many showed love and support for the young girl. Yet, there remained the question of the little princess’ identity. Until eventually, Claudia Barretto finally confirmed that she is in fact the newest member of their family—Erich Barretto!
During an interview, Claudia explained they wanted to respect whatever future Erich might choose. “What if she wants to grow up as a private individual? We don’t know what future she wants for herself,” she stated. In a separate interview, Dani defended their family’s decision, “If we choose to keep it to ourselves for a while, it’s our business already. Pero if we choose to share in now, i-enjoy n’yo na lang the moment with us, with my baby sister.”
For her part, Julia, who currently appears in the iWant Original series “I Am U,” declared that she would not want Erich to enter showbiz to spare her adorable little sister the struggles she endured.
In an interview with Magandang Buhay momshies, Julia said she had grown protective of Erich given all that she went through. “Kaya ako siguro protective sa kapatid ko na ‘wag na. Akin na lang lahat ng hirap, ng pain, ng pagod. If you could save somebody from all of that, you will,” Julia noted.
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And enjoy, they certainly have done. Since the big introduction, aside from Instagram posts, Dani also uploaded a video on her YouTube Channel which features Erich doing her make-up. “Where did you learn how to put make-up on,” Dani asked while Erich was busy applying the foundation. “My sister Julia,” Erich cutely replied.
If it is not obvious enough, then let us tell you, all that matters is that the Barrettos absolutely adore their baby sister. Check out this gallery and see how loved little Erich is!