“She is one of the major reasons why I literally am still alive today.”
Gary Valenciano thanked his wife Angeli Pangilinan for standing by him in their 36 year-long marriage.
“Through the very best and the very worst of time, this woman has stood by me and for me. So often she’s been misunderstood and judged for her uncompromising efforts in doing and sticking to what is right,” he said in an Instagram post on Wednesday.
The veteran singer-songwriter said that despite the demands of his profession and health conditions, Angeli still loves him like how a wife should.
Gary is diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and had already undergone a surgery to remove cancer from his kidney back in 2018.
“There may be things in me that still need fixing up but I know that with every step I take she’ll be there praying for me as she always has. And in the end… when our finish lines are in sight… she will still be there with me,” he said.
“I love you Angeli. Thank you for all that you are hon. Have a happy and richly blessed birthday,” Gary ended.
The happy couple celebrated their 36th anniversary last August 6, which is also Gary’s birthday. They have three children — Paolo, Gab and Kiana.