With news about Marian Rivera expecting her first child with husband Dingdong Dantes breaking out yesterday, congratulatory messages and well-wishes, as well as questions—like "Ano kayang pinaglilihihan niya?" and "Ano kayang gender nito?"—have sent people abuzz. Can we all just chill please, he/she is just two months old!
Good thing the Royal Couple themselves took the liberty of sharing details of Marian’s pregnancy in an exclusive interview with Jessica Soho, a portion of which aired on 24 Oras last night.
From the short three-minute talk-slash-announcement we all learned that...
The Queen is just like every other expecting mom. “Mahirap kasi every morning, nagsusuka talaga ko, tapos may mga times na kahit medyo hindi naman malayo ’yung biyahe, madalas ako nahihilo,” shared Marian. “(Pero) sabi ko (pa rin), ‘Okay lang, kaya kong tiisin lahat ng sakrispisyong ’yan kung ang kapalit naman ay isang napakamagandang biyaya sa Panginoon.” Amen.
Marian craves for white candies. “Nung isang araw ang hinanap ko White Rabbit, ’yung candy na kinakain ’yung balat. Tapos nung isang araw, Haw Haw, ’yung candy pa rin, kulay puti pa rin,” she recalled. “Puro puti ’yung hinahanap ko, hindi ko alam kung bakit.” Tic Tac, are you next?
She’s a pain when she’s in her gigil-mode. Dingdong revealed, “Napapadalas ’yung kurot sa’kin eh, kagat dito, kung sa’n sa’n.” Ouch.
Don’t you dare bring her to the perfume section. “Nakukurot ako ’pag may naamoy (siya) na hindi maganda,” continued a (writhing) Dingdong.
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Boy or girl? No problem. “With regards to the gender, eh, kumbaga one step at a time. Ngayon sobrang nagpapasalamat kami lang na may biyaya kami ng isang buhay, so siguro okay na kahit anong ibigay sa’min,” he insisted.
Sorry, pero hanggang dito na lang. “There are details that we choose to keep private, sa mga sarili namin, especially (from) this point on,” shared Dingdong. “Hinihingi ko po ’yung suporta niyo, na ibigay po sa’min ang privacy tungkol sa bagay na ito, dahil alam naman natin na hindi madali ang pinagdadaanan ng aking asawa sa pagbubuntis, kaya ayun po, sana po maintindihan niyo.” We got your back, Dong!
While the interview only went as far as that (a longer version will reportedly air on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho on Sunday, April 19), we did a little bit more snooping research to try to find out where the celebrity couple might have, uhm, conceived baby Numero Uno.
Based on the fact that Marian is reportedly two months into her pregnancy, their Valentine trip in Palawan might have been when and where they really had their honeymoon. #ByTheBeach
Being he/she is most probably a Palawan baby, we also thought of possible baby names inspired by this picturesque province:
- If a girl: Princesa, Paula Juan, Aman Pauline
- If a boy: Nico Ron, Paulo Juan, Nel Nido
Take your pick, DongYan!
We've also been told by a reliable source that the country's reigning Sexiest Woman will most likely take a much-needed rest around the fifth month of her pregnancy (around July to August), right after she finishes taping for a new primetime soap on GMA. As for those who, like us, think too far ahead, we've also been told that the Royal Couple only wants to have two children.
That's all for now, fellow showbiz-watchers! Congrats anew, you two!