Look! Sharon Cuneta’s Birthday Celebration Is Like A Mini Concert
Megastar Sharon Cuneta turned 52 yesterday. And as she detailed on her Instagram account, she received so much love for her birthday. With an “eternally grateful” heart, the active social media user made sure to thank all those who sent some love her way on her special day by posting photos of their gifts to her.
Sharon, who has had such an impressive and inspirational weight loss journey of late, had a funny post to accompany her birthday “thank you” message: “Things I have in common with Victoria Secrets models: 1. Being hungry.”
And so since it’s my birthday, today, I EAT. Hahaha! Thank you all for all your sweet and loving birthday greetings and messages and gifts for me and for Marawi. I feel so loved - more so than in the last few years! I thank God for that and for all of you who make me feel that way. May God bless us all not just today, not just this year but always!!! Eternally grateful.????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
It’s truly remarkable that the Megastar was able to lose about 60-70 lbs. in just a year and seven months. In a witty Instagram post back in September, she shared the secret to her amazing transformation (see her post below). In July last year, Sharon also had a funny exchange of comments with her good friend Fanny Serrano on Instagram, when she posted a photo of her which got Fanny to comment on how slim she is. There, she dished that she has discovered a “formula” for losing weight (see her post below):
"Sharon, jow did you lose 60-70 lbs. in a year and seven months?" My answer, this and the quote posted with this. Hahaha!: "Well, it's taken discipline and willpower and constantly thinking of bigger things I could achieve without the extra, unhealthy body weight. Also, I developed a casual, nonchalant attitude towards haters. Read the quote! Hahaha!"
Last night, Sharon had an intimate birthday party at Todd English Food Hall Manila with her “oldest, closest and dearest friends and family.” The woman of the night wore a midnight blue velvet v-neck top with bell sleeves which she paired with black trousers. She has noticeably maintained her slim figure well.
Her husband, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, and her kids KC Concepcion, Frankie, Miel, and Miguel were, of course, present at the “last-minute birthday dinner.” Also seen in the event were her cousin Ciara Sotto, long-time friend Zsa Zsa Padilla and her partner Conrad Onglao, and her Unexpectedly Yours co-stars and “babies” Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto (by the way, their movie, which also starred Robin Padilla and was directed by Cathy Garcia-Molina, raked in P249M in the box office!).
The party easily turned into an acoustic night with the guests singing to all of Sharon’s favorite songs. It was like a mini concert of sorts and, as the hashtag used by Sharon, a #LiveInAPrivateConcertWithAudienceParticipation.
Some of the songs played were: England Dan and John Ford Coley’s “I’d Really Love to See You Tonight,” Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” James Taylor’s “Your Smiling Face,” Bread’s “I Wanna Make It With You,” and Kenny Loggins’ “Heart to Heart.”
Sharon’s daughter Miel later treated the guests to an a capella performance of Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times,” and, like her mom, she’s got an incredible voice!
As the highlight of the evening, the Megastar—who is also celebrating another huge milestone in her life, her 40th anniversary in showbiz this year—performed and even went live on IG, much to the delight of her followers and fans.
Ever since Christmas Eve, Sharon has preferred to give rather than receive gifts for holiday and her birthday in an effort to raise funds for the rehabilitation of Marawi. She took to Instagram and "begged" for people to help “restore normalcy and pride – and LOVE – in the people of Marawi” (see her complete post below). And so, for her birthday last night, her guests came ready with “more gifts for Marawi.”
Beginning to middle of my letter to you. The latter middle and ending will be in the following post. @kiko.pangilinan @robinhoodpadilla @malousantos03 @charosantos @micodelrosario1 @juliabarretto @garciajoshuae @mariodumaual @itskcconcepcion @frankiepangilinan @drzteo @draivee @theaiveeclinic #weloveyoumarawi #shawieformarawi
A woman with such a big heart, it is not surprising why she is very much loved, appreciated, and treasured by her family and friends and mentees in showbiz. They expressed their love for her with heartwarming birthday greetings posted on social media:
Happy birthday to my sweetheart of nearly 24 years! This birthday is extra special because it comes at a time when after a period of setbacks, heartaches, pain, after a truly challenging period you have not just survived but have triumphed. I am so proud of you and what you have accomplished knowing the countless treacherous mountains you had to climb and the many horrible dragons you had to slay to do so. I pray for your good health, your safety and protection, your success and most importantly your happiness always. I know everlasting love is not easy and yet here we are still committed to try with all our hearts to make it happen and doing so one day at a time. With God's grace, love, our love for one another, will conquer all. I will always be here for you cheering you on. Finding ways, day in and day out, to look out for you, to care for you, to make things right with and for you and to love you, dearly, truly, wholeheartedly now, always, forever.
Who is this beautiful woman standing in full bloom at 52?? ???? She makes all our lives sooo extremely colorful! Happy happy birthday Mama ?? When you’re on my side, I feel like I can achieve anything. I hope I do all the right things to keep you proud & on my side forever ?? Let yourself bloom where you are as time goes by- don’t let anything get you down & you better not lose your excitement for life!!! It’s contagious! ?? Let’s have dinner tonight, I’ll pop the champagne. Love you Mama!!!?? #HBDMama @reallysharoncuneta
Ateeeee Shawie Happiest Bday to you ???? this photo was taken when ceana was still a baby and it’s still in my FB ?? I still get star struck ?? when I see you ate , I’m a #sharonian forever ???? Isa ka sa mga inspirasyon ko kasama na si Mama Mina , love you ate ?? May God bless you more and more , Happy Bday ate @reallysharoncuneta ???? Stay happy ?? We love seeing you so happy ????
Ate @reallysharoncuneta ko, wishing you nothing but the best of everything on this day! ?? In so many occasions, you heard my heart even when I won't say anything and I am grateful for that. ??THANK YOU ate for the gift of your friendship. I love you beyond words!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!! ?????? P.S. Ito yung picture na sinasabi ko sayo. Kilig na kilig ako jan sa pagkayakap ko sayo. Haha! Please tell Mielly siya yung nanjan. I love youuuuuu again!!! ??
Before I sleep tonight. I want to greet of course my ate, my sis, my friend, my Idol, my inspiration a Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday!?? @reallysharoncuneta ?? Ang pinaka favorite actress ko mula noon hanggang ngayon...Yes, I’m a proud #Sharonian ?? It’s a dream come true na maging close po ako sa inyo pero mas lalong dream come true pag nakatrabaho na po kita. Yun na lang kulang sa showbiz career ko?? I’m so happy dahil gumawa kayo ulit ng movie at super blockbuster sya. Congratulations Patty! Nagwatch syempre ako ang ganda ng movie at walang kupas ang Ate ko????. Anyway, I wish you all the best in life, good health and stay sexy?? Mandy and I love you! ???????? #AraMina #SharonCuneta
Coach @reallysharoncuneta, Happy Birthday???? I am so grateful for everything you taught me. Thank you for always reminding me to keep my feet on the ground and to be always thankful for all of the blessings God has given us. Thank you for treating me as if i was your own son?? You helped me when i was down, when i was struggling, and when I was being too hard on myself. Thank you po so much for everything Coach Sharon! I hope you have the Happiest of Birthdays and God Bless????(Pls swipe left)
Hello po coach sharon! Happiest birthday po! Kahit hindi po kita naging coach, masaya po ako dahil nakilala po kita at syempre masaya ako kase nakilala niyo po ako na isa po sa pangarap ko kase isa ka din po sa mga iniidulo ko. Thank you po sa pag ikot para sa akin nung blinds, naniwala po kayo sa talento ko. Napakalaking bagay po sa akin na makilala, maikutan at marinig ng nag iisang MEGA STAR MS SHARON CUNETA. More birthdays and blessings to come po, good health to you and to your family. You are a kind, humble, genuine and a big blessing to us, the people around you. God bless po and i love you coach sharon! @reallysharoncuneta
Happy birthday to the one and only Megastar and happy 40th anniversary in showbiz!
Photos from @annadasig on Instagram (thumbnail and cover photo)