Kathryn Bernardo surprised her followers on social media when she posted a video and message to celebrate her anniversary with boyfriend Daniel Padilla. The actress, who only admitted her relationship with Daniel last year, revealed that they are already celebrating their 7th anniversary on May 26.
A video of their recent vacation in Amanpulo was accompanied by a letter to DJ (Daniel's nickname), where she shared there is no formula to how they manage to stay in love.
"Dear DJ, People usually ask us, "how do you stay in love?" And truth be told I don't know the answer to that either. Because for us we just wing it -- it's not forced, it's not planned, it's not strategic. There's no formula, but this I know: Staying in love is a decision you make everyday. You have to appreciate what you have, every single day. You have to grow together -- and sometimes that means growing individually, but never growing apart. And no matter how hard life may be, you never give up on each other," she stated.
Kathryn also described the actor using the roles he portrayed in their films.
"Today as we celebrate our 7th anniversary, I'm thankful for many things. First, you are a lot like Patrick. You have a natural charm that you are not even aware of. I'm also thankful how Gino reminds me of you. You tend to look arrogant at times but you're actually genuinely kind and always the first person to fight for love. I'm thankful you are like Joaquin, who's always enveloped in some kind of mystery that never fails to draw me in. I'm thankful you are like Dos. You're fun, you're adventurous and you're such a natural at making people laugh. Of course, I'm thankful you are so much like Primo, You have so much passion in everything you do and you always work hard for your dreams. You're sincerely apologetic when you need to be and you cherish and prioritize the people you love above all," she shared.
The actress then expressed how much she loves Daniel and how she appreciates everything he does for her.
"But more than anything in the world, I am thankful that you're you -- you're DJ, my tangi, my bal, You massage my feet after a long day of wearing heels, you get mad when I forget to text you good night, you tie my shoe laces and even cut my nails, you randomly whisper 'I love you' and give me a kiss on the forehead. I love how you're scared of small planes so you never let go of my hand during flights. I love your sweaty hands, the scent of your shirt, your OC tendencies, and how you're so much taller when you hug me because it makes me feel safe.
"But don't get me wrong, you can really be annoying too, when you randomly fart, when you'd rather sleep than go to the gym, whenever you're being overly conservative and the fact that you're super moody in the morning. But I love the things even I hate about you -- because you're real, and because these ordinary things make our relationship extraordinary," Kathryn revealed.
Lastly, the Hows of Us star said she made the right decision in choosing to love him.
"Happy, happy 7th anniv to us, mahal! Thank you for being my dream guy and my reality guy at the same time. Falling and staying in love with you is the best decision I ever made."
The comments section of Kathryn's post was filled with well wishes and congratulatory messages including ones from her celebrity friends.