Former actress Dionne Monsanto and her husband Ryan Stalder are celebrating their first anniversary as a married couple this Tuesday, March 8.
On Instagram, Dionne marked the special occasion by sharing their wedding photos, along with her sweet message for her husband.
"This past year has been the most amazing, happy, and calm time in my life. Our growing family is more than I could ever dream of and hope for. You are the reason why I look forward to waking up every single day, for you make my reality much better than my dreams," she said.
"Happy 1st Wedding Anniversary, My Love! You are my life. You always have my heart," she added in German.
Dionne tied the knot with her husband in Switzerland in March 2021, just a month after the couple announced that they were engaged.
Though they have known each other since 2007, the former actress said it was only in 2018 that she and Ryan started dating.
"Ryan and I have known each other since my 'Pinoy Big Brother' season in 2007. Yet we only started dating in 2018—11 years of knowing each other. Grateful that we were friends first and that we’ve seen each other grow. There’s no foundation better than friendship," Dionne previously said.
Last December, on the occasion of her 36th birthday, Dionne announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child together.
"Best birthday and birthday gift so far. This year has given me sooo much! I moved to a new country, learned a new language, discovered new interests, got engaged, married my best friend and love of my life, and together, we traveled and discovered different countries and cultures. BUT this may be our most exciting adventure yet!" she said at the time.
"I have never been this in love with life, and with love itself. I am so wildly grateful to the universe for conspiring in my favor."
Dionne, 36, rose to fame after joining the second season of the reality show Pinoy Big Brother in 2007.
As an actress, she is best known for her role as Lucy in the ABS-CBN romance drama Tubig at Langis. She also appeared in the hit Kapamilya series Lobo, The Legal Wife, Pasion De Amor, The General's Daughter, and A Soldier's Heart.
Ahead of her wedding, Dionne announced that she was retiring from show business to be with her husband in Switzerland. The former actress, who started her career in 2002, made the announcement on the morning show Magandang Buhay.