Actress Kylie Padilla took to social media on Wednesday, August 4, to celebrate the birthday of her eldest son, Alas Joaquin.
On Instagram, Kylie shared her short but sweet birthday message for her son, who turned 4.
"To the boy who made me mama. To the boy that changed my life. To the boy that gave me purpose and opened up my heart. To the boy who introduced me to a better version of me. Mahal kita kuya. Happy 4th birthday," she said.
The actress also shared several photos of their simple celebration at home. Noticeably absent in the photos were Alas's father, actor Aljur Abrenica.
In her post, Kylie said the initial plan was to go camping with her kids on Alas's birthday, but because of the enhanced community quarantine, she decided to just celebrate the special occasion at their new house instead.
"Masaya pa rin naman. This home is filled with love for him," she wrote.
"Happy happy, birthday my panganay. We love you so so much," she added.
Aside from Alas, Kylie and Aljur also have another son, one-year-old Axl Romeo.
The celebrity couple had been married for two years before Kylie's father, action star Robin Padilla, confirmed their split in a recent interview with Ogie Diaz.
Asked if a third party was involved in the break up, Robin said: "Meron daw eh. Eh kaimposiblehan ba 'yun? Hindi ‘yun kaimposiblehan. 'Yun ang sinasabi ko kay Kylie, lalaki 'yan.”
Kylie later issued a statement to GMA News, stressing that their children are also affected by the controversy before asking for respect for each member of their family.
“Every family goes through a lot of challenges and sometimes we think that it is only the couple that goes through the ordeal. We forget the kids and people that are involved. In the past months, our family has gone through the process of recovering, healing, and moving on," she said.
"All we need right now is respect—first and foremost on the decisions we have made as a family and respect for each and every member of our family—to Aljur who is the father of my two wonderful boys, most especially to Alas and Axl who are at this point very fragile, and to our families from both sides who have guided us along the way," she added.