Sunshine Dizon just had a busy yet happy birthday week.
Her birthday salubong last July 2 was spent with closest friends, most of whom are also also managed by her manager Perry Lansigan.
(L-R, 1st row) Yan Yuzon, Rap Fernandez, Sunshine, and Gabby Eigenmann; (L-R, 2nd row) Jojit Lorenzo, Luane Dy; (L-R, 3rd row) Dingdong Dantes and Carlos Gonzalez
Her "constant and true" friend Iza Calzado also came to see her.
On the Kapamilya star's account, she left a lengthy birthday message, which brought tears to Sunshine's eyes.
"Before the day ends, I would like to greet my soul sister and partner in crime @m_sunshinedizon a Happy Birthday! We have been through so much. From being childhood friends to losing touch then finding each other on set again years later.
"We did a lot of crazy things together, some we shall just take to the grave! Haha! We've been through the ups and downs of friendships, but I'm glad we have reconnected and continue to find ways to stay in touch."
Iza also thanked the birthday girl for being her "first acting coach, always generously sharing your energy on and off cam."
The two ladies became female leads in five remarkable TV series—from Encantadia to Etheria: Ang Ikalimang Kaharian ng Encantadia to Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas to Impostora and All About Eve.
The A Love To Last actress continued, "We were always great together and the reason we worked so well together was that we were and will always be connected in the deepest parts of our hearts and souls.
"This is why we worked so well, we truly understood each other.
"I am so happy that you are in a good place now. You look great, you have amazing kids...I pray for the best for you because you deserve it. Love you, Ga."
By the way, the makeup and lipstick of Iza and Shine were done by the birthday girl's daughter Doreen.
Another former Kapuso actress greeted Sunshine in the comments section of Iza's post.
Sunshine's father-in-law Chong Tan also came.
The two have remained close even after the star's separation from Timothy Tan.
Her caption for this snap with son Anton and daughter Doreen: "Thanks Dad for everything. You have always stood by me and never failed to always remind me to be happy.
"I am thankful that no matter what you have remained a second father to me. We love you."
Shine's actual birthday last July 3 was spent on the set of Ika-6 Na Utos. Some of her "angels"/fans personally greeted her.
Her kumare Katrina Halili also dropped by.
Her "sweetest son" gave her these gifts.
The rest of her birthday week was spent on more birthday dinners and pampering sessions.
The previous year had been difficult for her.
In Jun 2016, after discovering her husband's "extra marital affair," she filed Anti-Violence Against Women and Their Children Act of 2004 and concubinage cases against him.
In December 2016, Timothy apologized. In January 2017, Sunshine dropped the charges, but mentioned her plan of filing a petition for annulment.
After more than a year, Shine said in one of her posts that she's "wiser and stronger."
Indeed, she was able to turn the tables.