Gretchen, Marjorie Have Rift Because Liza Soberano-Julia Barretto RivalryThere seems to be a war between the Barretto sisters Gretchen and Marjorie because of the rivalry between Marjorie's daughter, Julia, and Liza Soberano.
Gretchen is a big supporter of "Forevermore," the top-rating teleserye that stars Liza with Enrique Gil, who grew close to Gretchen because of their roles in 2012's "Princess and I."
Even when she was in London, Gretchen would always post on her Instagram that she constantly watches "Forevermore." She even congratulated Enrique and the staff of the show for the high ratings it garnered consistently since it began.
Gretchen would also sometimes "like" Liza's photos on Instagram.
However, for Marjorie, Liza is Julia's rival. The two are batchmates on Star Magic Circle Batch 2013. Although it looked then that Julia will be the star of the batch, Liza has emerged as the new favorite primarily because of her acting skills.
Julia starred also with Enrique in "Mira Bella," but it did not reach the same success as "Forevermore." According to a column written by Ricky Lo, Marjorie did not like that Gretchen is supporting "Forevermore."
In an Instagram post of Bench owner Ben Chan, he posted a photo of Liza for Benchmark magazine. International fashion designer Michael Cinco, who did Marian Rivera's wedding gown, asked who Liza was. He also commented that Liza is "beautiful."
Aside from the comments of netizens introducing Liza to Michael, Gretchen again expressed her admiration of the young actress. She commented: "Awesome looking young lady."
Earlier reports said that Marjorie tapped Michael to create three gowns for Julia's debut in March.
Meanwhile, aside from being Star Circle batchmates, Liza and Julia are close friends together with Janella Salvador. The three are being groomed as up and coming female stars of ABS-CBN.
Janella currently stars in "Oh My G!" She clarified that there's no competition among them, and that their personalities clicked.
Even on their Instagram accounts, the three would usually post photos of them during a commercial shoot for a shampoo brand they all endorse. It can be seen in the photos that the three of them are really close friends.