Regine on turning 50: A milestone I feel in my knees!

/ 12:15 AM April 25, 2020

Celebrating birthday at home

Many people consider turning 50 a life milestone.

And to be fair, Regine Velasquez quipped, it does feel like it. “A milestone I feel in my knees!” said the iconic singer, who turned 50 last April 22.


Because of the enhanced community quarantine and the Covid-19 pandemic, Regine spent her birthday at home, with some of her loved ones celebrating with her through FaceTime. “While I miss all of you dearly today, we still got to spend time together somehow. Miss you and love you guys,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

She also thanked her husband, Ogie Alcaside, their son, Nate, and stepdaughter Leila for “making my birthday extra special.”


Her wish and prayer for her birthday, she related, is for the health crisis to end soon. “I hope we all get to rise up, little by little, and return to our normal lives. It’s difficult and I know it will take some time for us to recover. But I know that we can do this … that nothing’s impossible with fervent prayers,” she wrote.

“This, too, shall pass, by God’s grace,” added Regine, who’s set to hold an online fundraising concert. Dubbed “One Night with Regine,” the show is for the benefit of ABS-CBN’s Bantay Bata Foundation, and will be streamed on April 25 on the network’s official Facebook and YouTube pages.

Meanwhile, Ogie wished his wife “all the joy, peace and love the universe can offer.”

“Go and keep shining for Jesus,” the singer-songwriter said of Regine, his “beloved who’s most beautiful even in her simplest. You are and will always be my eternal, and I love you with all my heart. May God bless you and keep you.” —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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