Actor Rayver Cruz wished his girlfriend Janine Gutierrez a happy birthday on Saturday, October 2, posting a short but sweet note on Instagram.
"Happy birthday to this (diamond emoji). ILY," Rayver wrote.
To recall, in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the couple celebrated Janine's birthday with a romantic trip to Paris. And to mark her special day this weekend, Rayver decided to share some never-before-seen clips of himself and his girlfriend from that same trip.
Hours later, Janine replied, "Ily", followed by a heart emoji.
Janine and Rayver, now both 32, started dating in 2017.
In a rare moment, the Marry Me, Marry You actress opened up about their relationship in an interview with Magandang Buhay last May.
"Masaya. Tsaka madali lang. Palaging sinasabi ng nanay ko na dapat ganun daw 'yung hanapin mo, 'yung parang madali lang. Tapos hindi ko maintindihan, ano bang ibig sabihin nun? Kasi 'di ba 'pag mas bata ka akala mo 'yung mga drama, 'yung mga ganyan, ibig sabihin okay 'yang mga ganyan. Pero nung nakilala ko si Rayver, sabi ko, 'Ah, ito pala 'yung sinasabi ng mommy ko,'" said Janine, who is the daughter of seasoned actress Lotlot de Leon.
She also admitted that she wasn't looking for love when she first met Rayver.
"So alam mo 'yun, hindi ako nag-adjust. Lahat ng kabaliwan ko ipinakita ko. Hindi ako nag-effort magpaganda, mga ganyan. Pinakita ko sa kanya kung ano talaga ako nang buong buo, at ngayon masasabi ko na tanggap niya 'ko nang buong buo," she said.
"Alam mo 'yung kayang kaya niya lahat ng araw ko kung isang araw malungkot ako or marami akong iniisip. 'Yung alam na alam niya kung paano ako kausapin. Tsaka ramdam ko na wala akong kailangang itago o baguhin tungkol sa sarili ko. Sobrang generous niya at mabait, lalo na sa pamilya," she added.
Meanwhile, on her birthday on October 2, Janine thanked all those who sent her birthday greetings.
"Thank you for all the birthday messages and keeping me company in quarantine. Means so much to have you in my life," she said.
Currently, Janine stars in the ABS-CBN primetime series Marry Me, Marry You, which airs weeknights on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, TV5, A2Z Channel 11, TFC, and releases two-day advance episodes on iWantTFC, WeTV, and iflix.