Dingdong Dantes turned 40 this Sunday, August 2, 2020.
The GMA-7 actor had a grand party in mind for this milestone birthday, and was supposed to host an "Oktoberfest-themed, 90's rock, all-out party."
The birthday boy wrote in his latest Instagram post, "That was the plan."
But because of the coronavirus pandemic, the birthday boy had to improvise and still got the booze-filled party he wanted.
In his caption, Dingdong expressed gratitude for "life's greatest gifts," then dedicated his birthday to two important women in his life—his mother Angeline Dantes and his wife Marian Rivera.
Published as is, he wrote: "Today, I honor my mother who brought me into this world.
"I had to have my own children to make me realize the sacrifices that our mothers do for us.
"She literally put her life on the line for me. So whenever I get a birthday greeting, I also celebrate her strength, love and commitment in raising a kulit boy like me.
"Today, I also honor my wife who has been my rock and core.
"Building a family of my own and reaching milestones have been a blissful and contented journey because I have her as my partner in and for life.
"So whenever you greet me, I too laud her dedication, care and love for me and our children - who have brought so much meaning to our marriage and our lives."
Lastly, Dingdong took a moment to honor God for making "all things possible and surmountable for me all throughout these years."
The next celebration in the Dantes household will be on August 12, Marian's 35th birthday.
The Kapuso stars have two kids: four-year-old daughter Zia and one-year-old son Ziggy.