LOOK: Tirso Cruz III treated to surprise party for 67th birthday
Tirso Cruz III turned 67 years old on Monday, and had a blast a day before in the company of family and friends.
The veteran actor said his wife, Lynn Ynchausti, and their children Bodie and Djanin surprised him with a party on the eve of his birthday. This was seen in an Instagram post on Sunday, March 31.
Based on the photo, the party was attended by some of his fellow celebrities including Christopher de Leon and wife Sandy Andolong, and Ricky Davao.
In his post, Cruz narrated to his departed son Teejay how he celebrated his birthday. Teejay succumbed to lymphatic cancer in November 2018.
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GODly heavenly morning TJ. Well, your mama got me again! She, together with Bodie, Djanin, and some very special and dear friends, gave me a surprise birthday dinner party last night! Your mother never ceases to amaze me and I love her for all the wonderful things she has done for me. I was really caught completely off guard because the last thing on my mind was to celebrate. As your sister Djanin was approaching me with a cake, everyone was singing and greeting me. And in the midst of all this, I was crying. I was so happy and at the same time sad. Happy because I felt so loved by your mama, Bodie, Djanin and all the special friends who came. Sad, because it would have been the perfect surprise if only you were there to greet me too. But then again, I know you are happy for me too. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to say thank you to everyone who took time out from their busy schedules and came. Thank you so much for the love. As I awoke this morning, I felt your absence all the more on this special day in my life TEEJ! I love and miss you! #nevertobeforgotten💓 4/01/19
“Your mother never ceases to amaze me and I love her for all the wonderful things she has done for me,” he said about Ynchausti, adding he was “really caught completely off guard because the last thing on my mind was to celebrate.”
He said the birthday celebration made him happy and sad at the same time. “Happy because I felt so loved by your mama, Bodie, Djanin and all the special friends who came,” Cruz said. “Sad, because it would have been the perfect surprise if only you were there to greet me too.”
And on his actual birthday on April 1, Cruz and his family opted to have a simple dinner. They were also joined by the children of his good friend, act0r-director Edgar Mortiz.
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GODly heavenly morning TJ. Would you believe that last night @bodiecruz, @djanincruz, & I watched the movie DUMBO? Actually, we were just killing time because your mama had taping yesterday. And since yesterday was my real birthday, we wanted to wait for her so we could have dinner together as a family. By chance, @calinism & @camillemortiz (your Tito Bobot Mortiz’ kids) also had dinner plans at SHABUNOKI. (Swipe left to see more) And that even made the evening more special because these two girls are very special to us. What with Camille beings) my Goddaughter. So we winded up having dinner together. It was a simple but happy dinner as Bodie, Djanin, Calin, Camille and your cousin Rodney (who owns Shabunoki) exchanged jokes and stories about the surprise party the other night. Again in my heart of hearts I was hoping you were there. Wishing I could hear you greet me with that smile of yours and give me a sweet hug. Missing you so much. Love you TEEJ. #nevertobeforgotten❤️ 4/02/19
Indeed, it was a happy birthday for Pip. /ra
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