'Worth every second of the wait': Sam Milby, Catriona Gray send fans into overdrive with birthday post, greeting

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 24)— Actor Sam Milby and Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray took social media by storm after a sweet candid photo of them— posted by Milby himself— made rounds online on Saturday evening.

Milby, who recently celebrated his birthday, captioned his latest Instagram post with "Worth every second of the wait. Most special birthday yet ♥️"— fueling speculations that the two are in a relationship.

The 36-year-old actor did not directly confirm the relationship, but some of their close colleagues from the industry expressed support for their "love story."

"God-written love story," singer Moira Dela Torre commented. "Couldn't think of a better pair for my kuya (big brother)."

"Happy ako para sa inyo!!! Alam mo yan!!! (I'm happy for the both of you, you know that)," wrote fellow actor John Prats.

The beauty queen also earlier shared a surprise birthday video greeting for Milby— which only further sent fans into a frenzy.

"I hope that you have an amazing year ahead. I wish for you more blessings, more happiness. You are loved by so so many," Gray said in the taped greeting, which was shared by Cornerstone Entertainment Inc., Milby's talent management agency.

Gray is the fourth Filipino to bring home the coveted Miss Universe title, joining Gloria Diaz, Margie Moran, and Pia Wurtzbach who won in 1969, 1973, and 2015, respectively.

Milby meanwhile started out in the industry as a reality television show contestant, and has since starred in numerous films and dramas.