Actress Sharon Cuneta paid tribute to her husband, Senator Francis "Kiko" Pangilinan, as he celebrated his 58th birthday on Tuesday, August 24.
In an Instagram post, the showbiz veteran credited her husband as the glue that holds their family together.
"Happy, happy birthday to one of the best fathers in the world, my Sutart, playmate, 'neybor,' friend, No. 1 fan and supporter, partner, No. 1 fan also of my cooking, my faithful, loving, kahit masungit husband and boyfriend, Kiko! You are, next to God, the glue that holds our family together. You are our strength and protector, and we love you very much," she said.
"May God guide and protect you as you do the work He has planned for you to finish with His gift of life to you," she continued. "We are behind you, beside you, around you always!"
In a separate post, Sharon said she's looking forward to growing old with Kiko, as she expressed her love for him.
"Happy Birthday again, Neybor! 58 years old na?! We met and started dating when you were 30! OMG. Time por a change na yata. Hahaha joke only! Looking forward to growing old (but not looking old cos I’m a vampire! Kahit bumili na 'ko sa science ng pampahaba ng pagka-vampire ko. Hahaha!) with you, sungit! I love you even if we’re best frenemies! Hahaha! With all my wawa heart," she said.
Sharon and Kiko have been married for 25 years. They celebrated their silver wedding anniversary last April.
The couple has three children together—Frankie, Miel, and Miguel. Sharon also has a daughter with her former husband, actor Gabby Concepcion, KC.
On her Instagram page, KC also shared her sweet birthday message for her stepfather.
"Happy birthday dad! Thank you for disciplining me and guiding me so strongly in my teenage years and beyond. It’s because of you that I have a thirst for knowledge, am able to focus on and accomplish goals at work, achieve things with the courage that I can, with hard work, patience, and most especially the constant act of educating myself. You taught me that 'you can learn ANYTHING' and built that foundation of learning and applying to life," she said.
"Together with all that mom and my grandparents instilled in me I want to thank you for helping to make me, me, in more ways than one. Have a wonderful new year ahead of you! We love you. Happy birthday!"