1. Jake Ejercito and daughter Ellie celebrate her 5th birthday together!
The son of former President (now City of Manila Mayor) Joseph Estrada took to Twitter to greet his daughter Ellie Eigenmann on the eve of her birthday. His tweet read: "Happy birthday, my little angel! Daddy loves you xx." Jake also shared an Instagram video that shows how they spent Ellie's pre-birthday night -- with a joy ride. The two popped their heads out of the car's sunroof feeling the cool breeze, and it looked like Ellie had a blast. The video was set with Born's "Seeing Stars" playing in the background. "The ride isn't always gonna be as smooth as we'd want it to be, but just hold tight. Daddy's got you. Happy 5th, my princess!" Jake wrote as caption. The two also watched the musical Annie and celebrated with her cousin Isaiah.
On Ellie's actual birthday yesterday, November 23, she celebrated with her mom Andi and their family. "Happy Birthday my love. Nay nay loves you sooooooo much!" her doting grandmother Jaclyn Jose wrote on Instagram. Happy fifth birthday, Ellie!
2. Marian Rivera and Dingdong Dantes mark Baby Zia's first birthday!
True to what they said in their recent interviews, the Kapuso Primetime Couple marked their daughter Baby Zia's first birthday with a simple celebration yesterday, November 23. Dingdong shared on Instagram, "We celebrated her first birthday in the same place where we had our first date 8 years ago," his caption read. He was referring to Sonya's Garden in Alfonso, Cavite. Marian, on the other hand, shared a portrait of her and Baby Zia by Mark Padernal, a gift from her husband. "Happy birthday, Anak. Mahal na mahal ka namin ng Tatay mo. Nawa'y lumaki ka na maging isang mabuting tao at mapagmahal sa iyong kapwa," she wrote in the caption. The new mom also marked a year of exclusively breastfeeding the little girl. "'Hinding- hindi ko nakakalimutan ang sakripisyo mo para sa anak natin. I am so proud of you! I appreciate your efforts very much!'," Marian shared Dingdong's message to her. Happy first birthday, Baby Zia! (pep.ph)
3. Look: More photos of Chito, Neri, and Baby Alfonso Miranda, III!
For her first Instagram post after giving birth, Neri shared a photo of her breastfeeding Baby Alfonso. "Finally," she wrote in the caption. Another post showed her husband Chito carrying their baby boy. "Ako naman ang matutulog ngayong umaga. Si Daddy Chito ang nakapagpahinga ng madaling araw. Ako kase ang gising kapag madaling araw. Salitan ng duty," she wrote in the caption. Neri said she and Baby Alfonso sleep better when they're together in bed, and it seems the little boy agrees. "Sarap niyang titigan! Nakakagigil!" the new mom wrote. She also thanked the Lord for her safe delivery and good health, and all their followers who kept them in their prayers.
4. Watch: a new Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas pre-wedding video
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Like the previous video, poetry shines in the new pre-wedding video of the couple who are set to wed on December 1st. This time, it's Sean's voice you'll hear reading the poem by Tyler Knott Gregson. The passionate words talk about finding true love despite doubt and uncertainty, finding beauty and pursuing it, and facing life's challenges together with the love of your life. The video was done by Treehouse Story, the same video company behind their previous pre-wedding video. Karel and Sean also had another pre-nup shoot by Benjie Tiongco shot in Ilocos, where the couple first met. (cosmo.ph)
5. Separated conjoined twins see each other for the first time
After enduring a combined 27-hour surgery last month to separate and reconstruct their skulls, formerly conjoined twins Jadon and Anais McDonald have seen each other for the first time. They have also marked other firsts, like sleeping in separate beds, and being held individually. Their road to recovery, while very promising and positive, has not been easy, with bouts of infection, fevers, and seizures, particulary for Anais. However, their doctor is optimistic of their recovery which set a new world record for the surgery they had. The boys, now 14 months old, are set to move to rehab shortly after Thanksgiving, about six weeks after the operation. The previous world record for recovery from craniopagus surgery was eight weeks. (cnn.com)