“Since I Found You” actor JC de Vera revealed yesterday, July 30, on “Tonight With Boy Abunda” that he and his girlfriend Rikkah Cruz have been discussing marriage following the birth of their daughter, Lana Athena.
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“Pinag-iipunan ko ‘yun ngayon,” he told the King of Talk Boy Abunda with a laugh.
But on a more serious note, JC also admitted that they wanted to wait until their little girl can walk.
“Ang goal namin - kasi ngayon very small pa si Lana - by the time na nagwa-walk na siya, ang gusto ko sana, sumama siya sa mom niya maglakad sa aisle,” he said.
How cute! 💖
JC confirmed the birth of his daughter just last May and the first photos of his small family were made public just this June. The 32-year-old actor has always kept his personal life private, including his relationship with his non-showbiz girlfriend, but has since then been very generous in posting photos of his daughter.
“Ayaw ko silang itago. Hindi nila deserve na itago sila. They deserve all the happiness in life,” he said about his newfound openness. “Sa mga taong hindi na-gets kung bakit hindi agad lumabas si Lana, it’s because gusto kong i-savor lang ‘yung moments, each and every moment, na kasama ko ‘yung small family ko.”
Fatherhood has changed the “Banana Sundae” mainstay for the better.
“Of course, magiging matured ka talaga, instant ‘yun. Kailangan ko mag-work hard for them,” JC said. “Kailangan ko nang maging responsible enough para mag-provide, para i-make sure na safe sila, na lahat nakukuha nila. Kailangan emotionally happy sila - very important ‘yun sa ‘kin. ‘Yung mommy ni Lana, gusto ko no-stress siya. Kaya rin ngayon ko lang siya nilabas para ma-savor ko ‘yung bawat moment na kasama ko sila.”
The new dad also opened up about the day Lana was born, revealing that it was his first time to hold a newborn.
“Never akong humawak talaga ng newborn kasi natatakot ako. Nung nandun ako sa operating room, as in nasalo ko ‘yung daughter ko. Ako ‘yung humila dun sa head niya,” he shared. “In that moment, sabi ko sa sarili ko, ‘Poprotektahan ko ‘tong batang ‘to. Kahit ano’ng mangyari.’ Nakarga ko siya na walang practice-practice - instinct.”
“She’s very adorable,” JC gushed about his baby girl. “Paggising niya pa lang, ‘yan na ang bumubungad sa mukha ko, naka-smile siya. That’s why dun sa mga nagfa-follow sa ‘kin sa Instagram, nakikita nila na I always say, ‘Good morning, Lana. We love you.’ Every time we say that she smiles.”
JC recently starred in the Jun Robles Lana comedy film “Ang Dalawang Mrs Reyes.” He’s set to star in the upcoming series “The General’s Daughter” alongside Angel Locsin and Diamond Star Maricel Soriano.
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