Fans rejoiced as Bituing Walang Ningning co-stars Sharon Cuneta and Cherie Gil exchanged heartfelt messages on social media last Tuesday evening, April 30.
In February, Cherie posted on Instagram a throwback photo of herself with Sharon in their heydays as the movie’s Lavinia Arguelles and Dorina Pineda respectively.
"Great times. Missing this woman. [Sharon] nasan ka na?" she wrote.
But it wasn't until this month when the Megastar took notice of the post and re-posted it on her Instagram page. In the comments section, Sharon waxed sentimental on her solid friendship with Cherie over the years, citing that it was the other actress who had been her "better half" in all the movies they have done together in the past.
"I taped for Showbiz Pa More earlier tonight and they showed photos of us in Bituing Walang Ningning, and I said that YOU are my real partner and that I HAVE TO GIVE YOU 50% CREDIT FOR OUR MOVIE. THERE COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN MY DORINA WITHOUT YOUR LAVINIA!" she wrote.
"From the bottom [of] my heart, I want to thank you for being my 'better half' in ALL of our movies together. You are my one and only Cherie. There is no one like you. You have been such a big part of my career and every bit of success God has blessed me with—I NEED TO SHARE WITH YOU. BECAUSE IT FEELS JUST RIGHT TO DO SO," she added.
The singer-actress then expressed her wish to reunite with Cherie soon.
"I have always loved you and will always love you. Life has gotten in the way of time we should have been able to spend together over these last years - but not ever mistake that for you not being in my heart, ALWAYS. I HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON. IF ONLY TO HUG YOU TIGHT AND THANK YOU IN PERSON AND TELL YOU HOW MUCH YOU MEAN TO ME. I love you, Cheech! I AM JUST HERE," she wrote.
Cherie, for her part, said she misses Sharon and would love for them to get-together as "there's so much to catch up on."
"Soooo happy to hear from you. I know how busy you are. Life has taken us through different paths and yet I know, and YOU know how much you mean to me. Please let's get together. SOON. Let's try and find time," she wrote.
"I miss you. And there's so much to catch up on. I do so want to know how you truly are doing! I see great things happening but I still would want to hold and hug you tight! Till then...," she added.
Aside from Bituing Walang Ningning, Sharon and Cherie starred in a number of films, including Ngayon at Kailanman, Kahit Wala Ka Na, Sa Hirap At Ginhawa, Kailan Sasabihing Mahal Kita, and Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas.