Sarah to husband Richard: ‘My best friend, being next to you makes me a better woman’

Actress-momfluencer Sarah Lahbati celebrated her husband Richard Gutierrez’s birthday through an appreciation post; thanking him for being an amazing better half and making her a better woman, as well.

On Instagram, Sarah uploaded photos of her with Richard and attached a sweet and touching lengthy message for him.

“Happy birthday, my love! I’m so thankful to God for your life. Thank you for being such a good listener, an incredible adviser, the most fun adventurer, such a loving dad to Zion and Kai, for being my best friend, and for being an amazing husband. Being next to you makes me a better woman. Thank you for being you,” she wrote.

“I pray that He lets you achieve the highest mountains with His help and that all your dreams come true. I’ll always be right beside you to cheer you on and be your number one supporter. Always and forever proud of you. I love you,” she went on.

Richard and Sarah’s love story began while they were doing a 2012 ABS-CBN television series. The actor courted her on the set and by the end of the show, the two became officially a couple.

“Nagkakilala kami ni Chard noong may ginagawa kaming teleserye together,” Sarah shared in an ASAP Natin ‘To interview. “Nililigawan ako ni Chard sa set, pati si Mommy, talagang he made an effort. Noong dumadalaw si dad dito sa Pilipinas, talagang nagpakilala siya. By the end of the show, doon kami naging official.”

In 2017, the celebrity couple got engaged after more than five years of being together.

“They [kids] really solidify our relationship. Well, Sarah and I, we’ve been through a lot of things. That’s when I realized it’s time to make this right. That’s when I did the proposal,” Richard said; recalling how he asked her hand in marriage in her hometown, Switzerland.

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In 2020, during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the two tied the knot in a civil ceremony.

Earlier this year, the two celebrated their second wedding anniversary. Sarah posted a short but sweet and touching note for her husband, “To the king of my heart, happy anniversary, my love! Thank you for being my best friend, my refuge, my rock, and my happiness. I love you.”