#ThrowbackThursday: A young Janella Salvador sings for mom Jenine Desiderio

Janella Salvador took to social media to greet her mother Jenine Desiderio on her 50th birthday. 

On Instagram, Janella shared a clip from the music video of her mother’s ’90s OPM hit, Hindi Ako Si Darna. Before pursuing a pop music career in the country, Jenine was known for playing Kim in London’s West End run of Miss Saigon.

“90s visuals by Miss Desiderio and a little surprise. Today, I celebrate the woman who gave me my strong willpower and 1/2 of the talent I was blessed with. Golden. Happy birthday, MAMA,” the 22-year-old actress-singer wrote as the caption.

Janella’s birthday tribute included a throwback video of her in her early years, giving in to her mother’s request to sing Happy Birthday. 

Meanwhile, the former Miss Saigon actress, who is currently in the UK with Janella, marked her special day with a cover of Jamie Rivera’s Will of the Wind. 

Her caption read: “God’s plans are always better than ours.”

Janella recently revealed her relationship with actor Markus Paterson. On September 12, the long-rumored couple finally shared their sweet moments together on social media. 

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