Vickie Rushton thanked all those who made her birthday extra special as she turned another year older over the weekend.
On Sunday, May 8, the former Pinoy Big Brother housemate posted on Instagram a photo showing her holding a bouquet of flowers, which she received from her boyfriend, actor Jason Abalos.
In the caption, Vickie wrote: "Chapter 30. Thank you sa flowers kahit malayo ka, baba. Alam mo naman ang wish ko ay para sa ‘yo. I love you!"
Aside from Jason, Vickie also expressed her gratitude to the Lord and to everyone who remembered to greet her on her special day.
"Thank you, Lord, for the triple celebration today - my brother’s graduation, mother’s day, and my birthday. Ngayon na lang ulit nakasama ang family. Hihi! Thank you so much everyone for the birthday greetings! I truly appreciate all the birthday wishes you sent me," she said.
In his birthday message for Vickie, Jason thanked his longtime girlfriend for the trust and support she has shown as he ventured on a different path from showbiz — politics.
"Happy happy birthday baba. Gusto ko magpasalamat sa lahat ng iyong suporta at pagtitiwala. Kung saan man ako dalhin ni Lord sa kanyang mga plano alam ko ikaw pa din ang makakasama ko at katuwang sa lahat ng bagay na aking pag dadaanan. Sobra akong nagpapasalamat sa taas sa pagmamahal na pinaparamdam mo sa akin. Mahal na mahal kita," he wrote.
Vickie, now 30, and Jason, 37, first met in 2010 during a Kapamilya Karavan event in Bacolod.
Last year, Jason opened up about his wish to start a family with Vickie as she ended her pageantry journey.
Vickie last competed in the Binibining Pilipinas pageant in 2018, where she finished first runner-up.
“Siguro nasa ano na kami ni Vickie, eh. Matagal na akong naghihintay na matapos si Vickie sa pagpa-pageant. Tingin ko ayon na ‘yon, eh. Sabi ko, ‘O, tama na yan, hindi ka na pwede, tayo naman,'" Jason said at the time.
“Kasi hinayaan ko siya talagang lumarga, gawin niya lahat ng gusto niya habang dalaga pa siya. So ngayon, siguro panahon na para bumuo naman kami ng pamilya," he added.