The actress had a short but sweet conversation with the comedian just recently, when she posted a compilation of clips of Sabina's graduation and Santino’s recognition day on Instagram. "Pasensiya na po but I am just so proud of both of my kids. They have always been straight A students ever since they started preschool, but I was so proud and amazed at how plenty their awards, medals, and certificates they both received,” she wrote in the caption.
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Dennis expressed his heartfelt congratulations to her kids in the comment section of Claudine's video. “Congrats, mga anak,” he commented, adding clapping and heart emojis.
To which, Claudine replied: “Thank you so much, kuya. May scholar na ako. Si Sab! Santino, nine awards.”
“Thank you so much for loving my kids hanggang ngayon. We love you, kuya,” she wrote.
Dennis is the former partner of Claudine’s sister Marjorie. He and the latter separated in 2007. Their three children—Leon, Claudia, and Julia—decided to change their surname from Padilla to Barretto later on amid a decade-long rift.