For Gogglebox fans it's no secret that Wayne was adopted and later helped raise Tom's kids Jade, Zac, 28, and Tegan, 25, wholeheartedly as his own.
"He always told our kids there are so many children out there in need of love," says 51-year-old Tom, now a breakfast presenter on Melbourne's LGBTI radio network JOY 94.9FM.
"So when Jade said she wanted to give somebody else the love Wayne brought to us, I was never more proud. Sh*t they're good kids!"
Tear-jerking moments aside, it was a cracker of a birthday bash at Melbourne's iconic gay pub DT's in Richmond.
With handsome topless waiters handing out mimosa cocktails and shots of peppermint schnapps on arrival, the event was sure to go off with a bang.
And that was before the acrobat and drag queens Millie Minogue, Suzie Ridge and Miss Candee made their appearance!
Gogglebox guests included the Daltons, Lee and Keith Lee, outspoken siblings Tim and Leanne Lai and Greek-Aussie Faye Kontos, who sadly lost her partner Tony to pancreatic cancer last year.
Also feeling the love were celebrities Rhonda Burchmore, Neighbours favourite Sharon Johal, who plays feisty Dipi Rebecchi, Susie McLean from Real Housewives Of Melbourne and Oprah's friend, @jewelchic influencer Megan Castran.
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"I can't believe I've made it to 50," smiles Wayne.
"I've never really celebrated birthdays, that's just not me, but it was amazing on the day having so many of my family and friends in one room.
"I made a speech to thank everyone for coming and honestly, it took every single power I have to stop the tears flowing again. It's something I will never forget!"