Proud parents Kristine Hermosa and Oyo Sotto now have a teenager.
The couple's eldest child Kristian Daniel, whom they fondly call Kiel, turned 13 years old on August 17, 2021.
The family had a mini celebration for their son at their home in Quezon City.
Kristine and Oyo shared photos of Kiel on their respective Instagram accounts. Many of the couple's Instagram followers were charmed by their handsome binatilyo.
Kristine also put out a heartwarming message for their panganay.
The 37-year-old celebrity mom considers Kiel as one of the greatest blessings they have received in their lives. She and Oyo adopted him before they got married in January 2011.
Kristine wrote on her Instagram post, "Walang aksidente kay God. Hindi aksidente na binigay ka niya sa amin.. na ikaw ang naging daan sa matinding training namin bilang magulang.. [emoji]
"Thank you for always trying to be better and for understanding our shortcomings. You are a good and obedient son, Kiel.. don’t forget that.
"God has a great plan for your life, always obey and honor Him in everything you do."
She continued, "Happy 13th birthday, Kiel! We, your family are just here for you.. [emoji] We are proud of you.
"Your siblings are all looking up to you and are all cheering you on. They adore you so much, Kuya. Please lead them well. [emoji] We love you! #Kiel #13 #OfficiallyATeen"
Oyo also expressed his unwavering love for Kiel.
His Instagram post read, "I thank the Lord for 13 years of your life here on earth. You are such a blessing to us Kiel. I may not be perfect but always remember that Dada loves you so much!
"I pray that as you go through your teenage years, you will seek the Lord all the days of your life. I love you Kiel! Happy birthday! Let’s create more good memories! I’m excited for you [emoji]"
Kiel's supportive titas Danica Sotto-Pingris, Joy Sotto, and Ciara Sotto were among the first to greet him on his birthday.
Kristine and Oyo have three other children: Ondrea Bliss, 9; Kaleb Hanns, 6; and Marvic Valentin, 4. The couple recently welcomed their fifth child, Baby Vitorrio Isaac.