On Saturday, January 20, 2018, netizens were stunned when Xander Ford posted a picture of an unidentified girl on his Instagram account. He captioned the photo with “Maligayang kaarawan sa dalawang pusong nag mamahalan. Minsan nalang natin makita ang saya at makasama si ligaya. Pasalamat tayo nakilala natin ang isat isa. Pinag tagpo at pinag landi hanggang sa itinadhana. Sana hanggang sa huli ay maging tayo pa. ??”

Xander’s post garnered a lot of reactions from the people. One netizen wished them strength for their relationship and advised them to ignore the bashers.

Meanwhile, @lianndenisse called out to Xander’s bashers to stop hating on him, instead be kinder and more loving to people.

Because of the caption, people speculated that the two share the same birthdate, but if you hit Google up, you’d see that his birthday is on May 11. Could it be possible that the ‘maligayang kaarawan’ he is saying means they are celebrating their anniversary as lovers?