Kris Aquino celebrates 44th birthday with Toni, Kim, Darren, and more
MANILA, Philippines – Actress and TV host Kris Aquino celebrated her 44th birthday in advance on Friday, February 13 with a dinner attended by family and friends.
Although her real birthday is on Saturday, February 14, Kris's friends gathered in her home to be with her on her special day a little earlier.
Stars in attendance included Kim Chiu, the Gonzaga sisters Toni and Alex, and The Voice Kids finalist Darren Espanto. (WATCH: Darren Espanto of 'Voice Kids PH' answers fan questions)
Check out her celebration below:
The heart-shaped balloons added a Valentine's touch for her birthday:
"@gideonhermosa hard at work, setting up!" she wrote.
Kris Aquino's son Bimby gave Kim Chiu a hug. According to Kris, Kim felt nervous because Kim was asked to sing for Kris:
"Kinakabahan si @chinitaprincess kasi pinapakanta namin," she wrote.
(@chinitaprincess Kim Chiu is nervous because we asked her to sing.")
Darren Espanto performed for Kris, who said that Darren's performance made Kris's sister Viel very happy:
"Thank you @darrenespanto1 for making my sister Viel so happy!" she wrote.
She had a group photo with sons Josh and Bimby with helper Gerbel and fiancé Jezrel:
"W/ Gerbel & her fiancé Jezrel! #family," she wrote.
Kris also had a photo with Darren and fellow The Voice Kids finalist Juan Karlos Labajo, who recently had his birthday concert on February 6. Son Bimby also joined in:
"W/ @darrenespanto1 & @heyitsmejk," she wrote.
Bimby also posed with Kim, Toni, and Alex:
Kris Aquino then blew out the candles on her pink birthday cake:
"Thank You!!!" she wrote.
Toni Gonzaga and Zsa Zsa Padilla also performed for Kris:
"The BEST RENDITION of One Hello!@celestinegonzaga," she wrote.
"Iba talaga pag in love #youlightupmylife by my friend for almost 20 years @zsazsapadilla (catch her tomorrow at The Music Museum!)," she wrote.
Kris also posed with flowers given to her by her nieces:
"This was the last picture I had taken tonight, I received so many beautiful flowers, but this was extra special because of the generous & meaningful message that my inaanaks @deniseaquino & @miasposadas attached to their gift." she wrote.
Kris Aquino celebrated her birthday in advance because she will reportedly be out of town on February 14. She also announced the launch of her new website, lovekrisquino.com
"Didn't sleep anymore. Headed to the airport soon. Thank you to all my lovely friends, family, co-workers & suppliers who made my birthday celebration utterly memorable. You'll get to see all our pictures & party videos on www.withlovekrisaquino.com TODAY! I shall announce when the site is up and running...#newchapterofmylife," she wrote.
Kris, who turned 44 this year, also had an advance celebration last Thursday during her show Aquino and Abunda Tonight with Boy Abunda. She also took the opportunity to meet her loyal followers by personally visiting and surprising them during episodes on her show Kris TV.
"#givebackthelove THANK YOU God for the opportunity to share the blessings You've abundantly given me... Thank You that in making others happy I forgot to remember that I was supposed to have some birthday blues... Thank You for letting me love & be loved," Kris wrote.
"Singing Karteros for Kris Aquino! #HappyBirthdayKrissy," the caption read.
Kris was recently under fire for her social media reactions regarding the Maguindanao clash, and how she answered the negative comments about her brother President Aquino's absence during the PNP-SAF arrival honors.
She also made some clarifications about her misunderstanding with Ogie Alcasid and Regine Velasquez, and mended fences with Judy Ann Santos after unfollowing Judai due to her jab at PNoy. She receieved backlash from Jerika Ejercito as well. Friends Derek Ramsay and John "Sweet" Lapus, however, defended her reactions. – Rappler.com