Jhong Hilario's "Sample Princess" has turned one.
The It's Showtime host and his longtime partner Maia Leviste Azores recently celebrated the first birthday of their daughter, Sarina Oceania, with a big gathering attended by their family and friends.
Photos of the party were shared by Maia on her Instagram page on Sunday, March 27.
"Happy FIRST birthday to the person we love the most. We wish you a happy and healthy life. We are so blessed to be your parents," she said.
Sarina Oceana is the first and only child of Jhong and Maia, who have been together for more than a decade. They welcomed their daughter in March 2021, or just a few months shy of their 10th anniversary as a couple.
Previously on Magandang Buhay, the actor said he considers fatherhood to be his greatest achievement.
"Sabi ko nga eh. Kahit papaano, naging successful tayo sa pagiging Streetboy. Naging successful tayo sa pagiging actor dahil nakakuha tayo ng mga awards. Naging regular tayo sa Showtime bilang host. At ito, marami akong naipapasang mga ordinansa ... sa Makati. Pero sabi ko ang pinaka-magpapakumpleto talaga sa buhay ko ay maging tatay," he said.
At the time, Jhong, who is known as local showbiz's "Sample King," also reacted to his daughter already being dubbed as the "Sample Princess."
“Kasi parang hindi naman ako papayag na talagang hindi siya matutong magsayaw. Sabi ko nga, siguro it’s time na ‘yung talent ko ipasa ko naman sa kanya," he said.