Actress Lauren Young recently took to Instagram to commemorate the birthday of her former love team partner and friend AJ Perez. In an Instagram post, the Kapuso star shared a photo of her with AJ, who would have turned 25 years old on February 17. Writing on the caption, she said, "Happy birthday, AJ! Been going through our old photos all morning and can't help but smile as I remember all the good times we had growing up and having fun on set. We miss you every day #AJRen"
Lauren and AJ were paired early on in their careers back in ABS-CBN. The two starred opposite one another on the shows Star Magic Presents: All About A Girl and Abt Ur Luv. In April 2011, AJ passed away after being involved in a tragic car accident.
AJ's brother, Angelo Perez, also expressed a heartfelt message for his kuya. He posted a series of short clips with his brother and wrote, "Whenever I look at our old pictures and videos, I always tend to get a bit emotional, knowing that I'll never have these types of moments with you again. However, I look at these videos and I thank God every single day that I was lucky enough to at least make thirteen years worth of memories with you. Happy 25th birthday kuya. I will forever miss you."
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