Actor Enzo Pineda posted a heartwarming message for his girlfriend, actress Michelle Vito, on her 24th birthday on Monday, October 4.
The couple started dating in 2020, after growing close while working together on the ABS-CBN series Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit. They confirmed their relationship in August that same year.
On his Instagram page, Enzo posted sweet photos of himself with Michelle in honor of the actress's birthday.
"Happiest birthday to my dearest Mahal. I thank God everyday for having someone as precious as you. You are the anchor that keeps me grounded and the wind that guides my sail," the actor wrote.
"On your special day, I pray for all your wishes to come true because you deserve all the love in the world. Always remember na nandito lang ako palagi to love and protect you. Te Amo, Enzo."
Other stars joined in on wishing Michelle a happy birthday, among them actress Iza Calzado, actor-model David Licauco, and host Rovilson Fernandez.
In an interview with DJ Jhai Ho for Hotspot in October 2020, Enzo opened up about his relationship with Michelle, saying he's grateful to the actress for making him a better person.
"I can say that kami ni Michelle, 'yung relationship namin is stronger more than ever...Ako naman, I can't express how thankful I am kay Michelle kasi Michelle's a really good person. Napakabait, napaka-caring, napaka-sweet," he said.
"And part of my transition and realization is because of her, kasi she's been always a good example. Si Michelle, papagsabihan ako niyan kung alam niyang may ginagawa akong bagay na para sa sarili ko lang, or para lang may mapansin. She always tells me na dapat gumawa ako ng bagay na may purpose palagi," he added. "Happy ako...Our relationship is really, really good."
Michelle also lifted the lid on their romance on Magandang Buhay"in November 2020, saying it was Enzo's "consistency" during their courtship stage that made her fall in love with the actor.
"During noong ligaw stage namin, siguro nakita ko talaga sa kanya 'yung consistency niya sa pagsuyo sa akin,” she shared. “Then kapag every time na niyaya niya akong lumabas — siyempre noong una ayaw ko pa, ilang beses ako nag-no na huwag muna, pero siya tuloy-tuloy lang siya — nakita ko 'yung patience niya na hindi siya sumuko. Hindi porke't nagsusungit ako ay ayaw na niya. So I think isa 'yon sa mga nakita ko na pwede siya."
She continued, “Siyempre important 'yung consistency ng tao at 'yung pasensiya niya sa iyo. Siyempre hindi naman palaging okay ang relationship niyo. So doon pa lang sa ligaw stage ay tinest ko na siya and hanggang saan niya ako maiintindihan.”
The actress also thanked her boyfriend for making her realize her worth as a woman.
"Kasi 'yun ang ipinakita mo sa akin kung ano ang dapat matanggap ko, ano 'yung dapat ma-feel ko as a woman. Kasi hindi ko siya masyadong naramdaman din before pero ikaw talagang ipinakita mo sa akin. And hanggang ngayon araw-araw pinapatunayan mo ang sarili mo sa akin na ito ka, ito dapat ang matanggap ko sa iyo. So, thank you and diyan ka lang ha," she said.