Phil Collins, 71, shares daughter Lily Collins, 32, with Jill Tavelman, with the couple marrying in 1984 before divorcing in 1996.
Lily has taken to Instagram to wish her father a happy birthday, after previously having a strained relationship.Lily shared a picture of herself as a baby on her father's shoulders, along with a touching caption.In view of her 26.4 million followers she penned: "Happy birthday, Dad.
I may no longer fit in your arms or sit comfortably on your shoulders but you continue to hug me tightly when I need it most."We may not get to spend time together that often but when we are face to face, you really do see me."You may not always believe it but please trust me when I say, no matter how old I get or what life may bring, I will always need you.A post shared by Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins)She continued: "Whether I’m proudly watching you up on stage, laughing at home together playing trivial pursuits, I’m forever grateful for the moments and memories we share."Especially the ones I now cherish as an adult myself.Thank you for inspiring me and supporting the woman I am today."I love you to the moon and back again."Many took to the comments to share their well wishes as well as comment on the loving gesture.Lmrtola67 said: "Beautifully written and happy birthday Phil!