In celebrating their 7th anniversary as a couple, Kathryn Bernardo chose to center her sweet message on Instagram for Daniel Padilla on a question they get a lot: How do they stay in love?
And — spoiler alert — after reading what she wrote, one can't help but wonder why the two are being asked that at all. How can they not stay in love when they are this smitten with one another?
She began by admitting: "Truth be told, I don't know the answer to that either. Because for us, we just wing it — it's not forced, it's not planned, it's not strategic. There's no formula."
"But these I do know: staying in love is a decision you make every day. You have to appreciate what you have every single day. You have to grow together --and sometimes that means growing individually, but never growing apart. And no matter how hard life may be, you never give up on each other.
She then alluded to the many characters Padilla portrayed opposite hers throughout their career: "Today, as we celebrate our 7th anniversary, I'm thankful for many things.
"First, I'm thankful that you're a lot like Patrick. You have that natural charm about you that you're not even aware of.
"I'm also thankful of how Gino reminds me of you. You tend to look arrogant at times, but you're actually genuinely kind and always the first person to fight for love.
"I'm thankful that you're like Joaquin, who's always enveloped in some kind of mystery that never fails to draw me in.
"I'm thankful that you're like Dos. You're fun, you're adventurous, and you're such a natural at making people laugh.
"Of course, I'm thankful that you're so much like Primo. You have so much passion in everything that you do and you always work hard for your dreams. You're sincerely apologetic when you need to be, and you cherish and prioritize the people you love above all.
"But more than anything in the world, I'm thankful that you are you— you're DJ, my tangi, my bal.
"You massage my feet after a long day wearing heels, you get mad when I forget to text you goodnight, you tie my shoelaces and even cut my nails, you randomly whisper 'I love you' and give me a kiss on the forehead.
"I love how you're scared of small planes so you never let go of my hand during flights. I love your sweaty hands, the scent of your shirt, your OC tendencies, and how you're so much taller when you hug me because it makes me feel so safe.
"But don't get me wrong, you can be really annoying too when you randomly fart, when you'd rather sleep than go to the gym, whenever you're being overly conservative, and the fact that you're super moody in the morning.
"But I love even the things I hate about you, because you're real, because what we have is real, and because these ordinary things make our relationship extraordinary.
"Happy happy 7th anniv to us, mahal! Thank you for being my dream guy and my reality guy at the same time. Falling and staying in love with you is the best decision I've ever made. "
The couple are currently in Morocco, presumably to celebrate their anniversary.
This is the first time Bernardo confirmed the number of years she and Padilla have been together.
Previously, when they acknowledged to being a couple, they only said that they've been in a relationship for "more than five years."
Last year in September was when the pair celebrated their other 7th year anniversary, as a love team.