Ara Mina, Cristine Reyes Patch Thing UpSisters Ara Mina and Cristine Reyes have apparently patched things up.
On April Fool’s Day, Reyes posted through her Instagram account the featured photo which has her and her half sister hugging each other.
Reyes included the following caption: “With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing. #appointedtime #blood #forgiveness #sisters #happiness”.
Mina also posted a photo of the two with the caption: “Just like the rainbow after the rain. A good thing will always happen after you experience the pain.”
The reconciliation between the two sisters comes a year after the two had brutal word wars featured in media reports.
According to Mina, she will also be dropping the case she filed against Reyes.
It’s Not A Joke
Given that the photo was posted by Reyes through Instagram on April 1, there was some confusion as to whether the photo is real and the two have really put their differences aside.
However, it seems that the photo is legitimate and that the sisters are now in good terms with each other again.
Various reports including one from The Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP) has Mina confirming that she has patched things up with her sister.
Mina clarifies that the photo of the sisters hugging each other is part of a trove of pictures taken at a hotel where the family had dinner on March 31. It was by chance that the photo was published on April 1.
Reyes Initiated Contact, Caught For Speeding On Her Way To Mina’s House
According to a report from InterAksiyon.com, Mina and Reyes talked on Friday, March 29.
Mina told InterAksyon’s Pilar Mateo in an interview that Reyes was the one who initiated contact with her.
Both of the sisters were not talking to each other after their falling out. Mina even filed a libel and grave coercion lawsuit at a Quezon City court against Reyes back in April 2012.
However, on Thursday, March 28, Mina says she received multiple text messages from Reyes. Reyes apparently told her that she couldn’t take not talking to her sister anymore and wanted permission to visit her older sister.
If Mina did not agree to meet, Reyes told her that she would just go to Baguio and be with her friends over the holiday weekend.
Mina apparently did not text Reyes that same day which got her sister in a little bit of trouble.
According to the actress, Reyes was already driving to Baguio and was in Tarlac when she texted her on Friday that she could come to her home.
Reyes reportedly immediately made a U-turn to head back to Metro Manila and was speeding along the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) where she was stopped for driving too fast.
Maalaala Mo Kaya-Like Meeting
Mina has said the meeting between her and her sister when Reyes arrived after getting in trouble for speeding along SCTEX was like a scene from Maalaala Mo Kaya (MMK).
Mina recounted that at first, the two were uncomfortable with each other, sitting apart from each other on a couch.
However, Mina remembers that Reyes said “Ate, kasalanan ko lahat. I’m very, very, very sorry.”
After that, Reyes appeared to have broken down crying. “Parang MMK ang eksena,” Mina is quoted as saying by PEP.
At that point, Mina says she couldn’t help but cry too.
Patching Things Up With Sister Holy King And Going To Their Mother’s Home
After Mina and Reyes talked and settled their differences, Mina reportedly also called their sister Holy King to have her reconcile with Reyes.
After this, the sisters went to their mom Frances Klenk.
Mina hinted that when their mom saw the two of them together entering her house, Klenk was in tears.
She said that their mom is very thankful her kids are not fighting anymore.
A Sincere Apology, Part Of Why Reyes And Rayver Cruz Cooled Off
Mina also said that she felt Reyes was very sincere in her apology.
Back when she filed the case against her sister, she told the media that it was about teaching her younger sibling a lesson.
Now that the two have reconciled, Mina is dropping her lawsuit against Reyes.
Mina also hinted that maybe part of why Reyes called things off with Rayver Cruz is to find peace and herself.
READ: Rayver Cruz Open To Getting Back Together With Cristine Reyes
The veteran actress said that Reyes’ decision to reconcile came from her finding herself after her relationship with Cruz.
“And it came out sa nadesisyunan na rin niya munang paghahanap sa sarili niya,” Mina said adding “Like, yung napagkasunduan nila ni Rayver sa relasyon nila…Kaya gusto muna talaga niya na mapag-isa—to think things over.”
“So, yun pala ang mga inaayos niya sa buhay niya,” the former sexy star added.
Meanwhile, Mina said that she, her sister and her family will not be entertaining interviews as of the moment.
She hinted that they will grant interviews when they are fully ready to talk about what happened.
For now, the family is contented sharing their bonding moments after a long and demanding rough patch.