- Quezon City Councilor Ismael 'Macky' Mathay IV celebrated his 37th birthday last Tuesday, October 11
- His half-sister, Ara Mina, took to Instagram to post a lengthy yet heartwarming message for him which he responded gratefully
- Macky has been thrown in the spotlight after he was seen with 'Dolce Amore' actress Sunshine Cruz
Despite the attention he has received for the past few days, Macky Mathay was able to celebrate his birthday in peace.
He turned 37 on Tuesday, October 11, which was acknowledged by his siblings on their respective Instagram accounts.
What was initially a private message to him became a public post, as Macky decided to share his younger brother's greeting on his page along with his brief response.
Aside from City of San Juan City Councilor Cris Mathay, his half-sister Ara Mina greeted him with a post on her page. She shared a picture of them with Amanda Gabrielle, her daughter with Bulakan Mayor Patrick Meneses.
Accompanying the simple photo was a heartfelt greeting, which praised him for overcoming his struggles positively. One of the notable things she mentioned was that she will pray that he might find the 'desires of his heart'.
Macky replied, admitting that he was speechless with her touching message. He said that his current struggles are nothing compared to what he has been through and expressed his happiness that he and the rest of their siblings are closer than before.
He also responded to Ara's remarkable statement, telling her that the Lord has already given him the desires of his heart. He may have implied his rumored romance on his next answer, since he said he has 'never knew such a woman existed' who could give that to him. Along with this woman, he added his three children as his blessings.
However, his response might have been deleted as it cannot be seen in the comments section as of press time.
Macky has been talked about recently since he was spotted holding hands with actress/model Sunshine Cruz last weekend. The Kapamilya actress has been single for three years after she was granted annulment from Cesar Montano.
However, there are no reports yet if Macky has legally separated his wife, Camille Fariñas. Like Cesar and Sunshine, the two have three children together.