DANNY Dyer branded his eldest daughter a “chav” as he marked her 25th birthday on Instagram yesterday.
Love Island star Dani is currently holidaying with her six-month-old son Santiago and family following her split from boyfriend Sammy Kimmence – who was sent to prison last month.
In light of her milestone birthday, EastEnders star Danny, 44, playfully mocked Dani in a birthday tribute he posted on Instagram.
The Football Factory shared a heartfelt shot of him sweetly kissing Dani‘s head as she beamed in front of a pink-and-white balloon display and ‘Happy Birthday Dani’ sign.
Accompanying the shot, Danny penned: “Happy Birthday to my day one. Can’t believe I’ve got a 25 year old chav….me and you against the world baby….
“We thrive when we face adversity…there is no word in that f***ing dictionary to explain how much I love you.
“Thank you for making me a father. [sic]”.
Marking her special day, Dani posed in a blue asymmetrical swimsuit, featuring a pink-and-yellow paisley-inspired print, for a photo she shared on Instagram simply captioned: “25”.
Accompanying her statement one-piece, Dani complemented the look with a pair of oversized black shades and worked her hair into a sleek ponytail.
Not the only one celebrating her birthday, Dani’s mother Joanne, 44, shared a sweet photo of them enjoying a night out.
She excitedly wrote: “Massive Happy 25th Birthday to my beautiful first born and soul mate.
“I have so many memories with you Chica Guapa from us to them and the challenges faced.
“I’m so proud that you can enjoy your wonderful day in Our happy hometown [Spanish flag emojis],” she continued.
“Even tho you had no idea what was going on, smile, relax and remember your [sic] my diamond that does need a little polishing sometimes but you always sparkle Thank you for everything.”
Dani’s milestone birthday comes after her ex Sammy was jailed last month for 42 months after scamming two pensioners out of £34,000.
The 25-year-old posed as a financial investor to defraud two vulnerable victims, 80 and 90, out of their hard-earned cash – and splashed his ill-gotten gains on expensive restaurants, hotels and clothes.
He burst into tears as he began a three-and-a-half year jail sentence for the crime – just months after he and Love Island star Dani, 24, welcomed their son.
Sammy, a stockbroker and amateur football player, persuaded Peter Marin and Peter Haynes to allow him to invest their money for them.
His victims were clients at legitimate investment company Equine Global Sports Limited, where Kimmence worked as a senior trader.
The company received money from customers which it would use to place bets on horse races, on their behalf.
But Portsmouth Crown Court heard Kimmence took the clients on when the business went into liquidation, falsely claiming he was authorised to provide financial services.
One victim was left “living on the breadline” after the dodgy dealer splashed the cash in nightclubs and on a personalised number plate for his Mercedes.
The defendant initially denied all charges – but changed his plea at the last minute, and coughed to five counts of fraud.
Dani, who won the hearts of the nation when she appeared on Love Island, played no part in the fraud.