Elisse Joson turned 26 this Thursday, January 6, and her partner, McCoy de Leon, made sure to show his love by penning her a sweet birthday greeting.
On his Instagram page, McCoy shared clips of his sweet moments with Elisse, including one where he is seen putting a necklace around her neck.
He also shared a video of Elisse singing "Jingle Bells" to their daughter, Felize McKenzie.
In the caption of his post, the actor wrote: "I want all the best for you. Happy Birthday My Love!"
McCoy and Elisse, now both 26, met during their stint as housemates on the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7 in 2016.
Their pairing, dubbed "McLisse," spawned a following for their sweet on-cam moments. They eventually became an official couple, but broke hearts in 2018 when they confirmed that they had broken up.
However, after a year apart, McCoy confirmed that he and Elisse had gotten back together in June 2021.
In a vlog post, Elisse said that their painful breakup has only strengthened their relationship as a couple.
"Ngayon masasabi ko talaga na iba. Iba compared sa kung paano kami nung beginning," said the actress. "Especially tayo, dumating sa point na 'yun nga, nag-break, na we hated each other, nagalit tayo sa isa't isa."
"Mas naging iba the second time around kasi nagkaroon ng ganun...Ngayon it feels more real."
In October 2021, the couple made headlines after revealing that they are now parents to a baby girl.
The two made the big revelation in an episode of Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10, which saw them returning to the iconic yellow house to ask Big Brother to be the godfather of their daughter.
In a recent interview with PUSH, McCoy said that though he and Elisse are already talking about marriage, they are not exactly in a rush to get married.
“Lagi naming pinag-uusapan ni Elisse yan, pero lagi naming binabanggit sa sarili namin na dapat maging praktikal lang kami. Siyempre, di rin biro ang manganak lalo na ngayon pandemya, kailangang mag-ipon," he said.
“Yung kasal, siguro soon, wala namang problema do’n. Darating din naman tayo do’n. Kailangan lang siguro talaga naming paghandaan yon.”
"Saka di naman ako ang sasagot, ako naman ang magtatanong kasi ako yung magpu-propose," he added.