WATCH: Mark Leviste posts birthday video greeting for ‘my love’ Kris Aquino
Batangas vice governor Mark Leviste is proving to be “a very determined man” after he surprised Kris Aquino anew, this time with a heartfelt video presentation in celebration of her 52nd birthday on Valentine’s Day.
The video, which Leviste had commissioned photo and video company Nice Print Photography to create, featured snippets of Aquino’s life through the years. Among the Queen of all Media’s noteworthy moments include past interviews, some TV shows where she served as a host, as well as photos of family members and close friends.
Also included are clips of Kris with her sons Josh and Bimby, her late parents former senator Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. and former president Corazon “Cory” Aquino, her late brother former president Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino, and sisters Ballsy, Pinky, and Viel.
On Instagram, Nice Photography took to their official Instagram account on Wednesday, Feb. 15, to share that Leviste had personally shared the video to Aquino during her intimate birthday celebration in Los Angeles, California, in the U.S.
“Vice Gov @markleviste asked us to make this special surprise avp for the birthday girl, Ms @krisaquino which Mark personally showed her yesterday in Los Angeles. Sharing here also with all of you. Happy birthday Kris! You are loved,” their caption said.
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Leviste also clarified in the video that while Aquino is “someone I won’t easily find”, they still consider each other as friends for now. He also shared that they refer to each other as “ML”, which are the actual initials of his name.
“Happiest birthday, dearest Krissy, my love. My love talaga? Bigla akong pinawisan doon ah. ‘Yun po ang aming tawagan ML as in Mark Leviste. The other ML, dahil may original ML na si [fashion designer] Michael Leyva. Pwede rin namang Madam Lang,” he added.
(Happiest birthday, dearest Krissy, my love. My love, really? I suddenly got sweaty. We refer to ourselves as ML, as in Mark Leviste. The other ML is the original one, Michael Leyva. It can also be for Madam only.)
The Batangas-based politician also described the “Feng Shui” star as someone who is “synonymous with love” and an “inspiration to many.”
“More than ever, we feel your love, determination, resiliency to heal, and your selflessness to continuously care for others amidst the hardship that you are going through. You are an inspiration to me and to many, somebody I won’t easily find. You are so rare, so caring and so kind. I appreciate you and I am blessed to have you in my life,” he said.
“I offer a heartfelt salute to a woman so great. I pray for the best of health, for healing, happiness and harmony for you and your family. Marami pa akong gustong sabihin ML tulad ng mag-ingat lagi, magmahalan lagi pero ibubulong ko na lang sa’yo (I have so many things to say to you, ML, including take care of yourself, always love, but I’d rather whisper them to you),” Leviste added.
The special video also featured greetings from Aquino’s loved ones and closest friends in the industry, including TV host Boy Abunda as they appeared to have rekindled their friendship.
“Hi Krissy, happy birthday. I got this book for you,” Abunda said, as he showed a copy of the book What Happened to You?: Conversations on Trauma, Resilience, and Healing written by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry. “Hindi ko pa rin nababasa ito at sana wala ka pang kopya nito. At kung meron man, itago mo na lang. This is the perfect gift for you.”
“Ang wish ko, or pwede ring dasal, ay full recovery para sa iyo. Ang dasal ko sa Diyos ay manumbalik ang iyong kalusugan. Ang dasal ko sa Diyos ay sagutin din ang mga dinadasal mo sa kanya. Happy birthday, I love you. All my love to Josh and Bimb,” he added.
(Hi Krissy, happy birthday. I got this book for you. I haven’t read the book yet, and I hope that you don’t have a copy of it yet. If ever you have one, you better keep it. This is the perfect gift for you. My wish, or prayers for you, are full recovery, your health to return to its normal state, and your prayers to be granted. Happy birthday, I love you. All my love to Josh and Bimb.)
The video caught the attention of Aquino’s fans on social media, as well as comedienne Pokwang, “Pinoy Big Brother” alum Melai Cantiveros, and veteran actress Nadia Montenegro.
“Awwww @darla @jasminip best and madaling kausap ang buong prod [heart emojis] Happy Bday Ms Kris @krisaquino very happy for u Ms Kris,” Cantiveros said.
“Awww my heart. So full of love. [heart emojis] Complete healing and happiness for you Kris. @krisaquino,” Montenegro wrote.
Aquino, who is currently based in the U.S. for medical treatments, recently made headlines after it was revealed that Leviste flew 13 hours just to spend time with her on her special day.
The Queen of all Media, however, was quick to quash romance rumors between them, saying that the politician is her “best male friend.” EDV