On Mother’s Day, Pacquiao and Jinkee celebrate 22nd anniversary
Filipino boxing legend Manny Pacquiao expressed gratitude to the two women who stood by his side even before he emerged as one of the greatest boxers in history.
Taking it to Instagram, Pacquiao penned a heartfelt Mother’s Day message to his wife Jinkee and mother Dionisia, better known for “Mommy D.”
“I am eternally grateful that during my moments of victory and defeat, you (Jinkee) were there to make me feel the warmth of your embrace, the comfort of your kiss and the encouragement of your voice,” wrote Pacquiao.
For Pacquiao, Jinkee is the reason why the household remains strong and happy. Also thanks to her guidance as a mother, their five children — Jimuel, Michael, Princess, Queenie, and Israel — grew up to be kind, loving, and God-fearing.
On the same day, the couple is celebrating their 22nd anniversary as husband and wife.
“I don’t know where I’d be in life without you. With the guidance and grace of our Lord, we have proved that nothing is impossible,” said Pacquiao in a separate post, citing bible verse “1 Corinthians 13:7” “My career has reached heights because you are by my side. Words cannot express how much I adore you.”
Meanwhile, Pacquiao, the only eight-division world champion, also thanked his mother Dionisia for the continuous support.
Mommy D became a global internet sensation with her viral prayers and cheers on the sideline while watching the rematch between his son Manny and Timothy Bradley Jr. in April 2014.
“Marami na ang nagbago sa buhay natin ngayon keysa sa buhay natin dati sa Bukidnon, at dahil ito sa iyo. Ma, ang pagmamahal mo, at ang katatagan mo ang inspirasyon namin para magsumikap na maabot ang aming pangarap (A lot has changed in our lives compared to when were were still at Bukidnon, and that is all because of you. Ma, the love and strength became an inspiration for me to work hard and reach my dreams),” said the 42-year-old Pacquiao.