Markus Paterson was all smiles in his first guesting after finally introducing his baby with Janella Salvador to the world.
On "We Rise Together" earlier today, January 6, Markus expressed his gratitude for everyone's warm welcome to their son, Jude Trevor.
"Hindi talaga namin in-expect 'yung reaction na 'yun [sa warm welcome ng mga tao], but I guess it really was the perfect time. We're just happy na maganda 'yung video, maganda 'yung introduction. I can't wait for Jude to watch it and appreciate it," he exclaimed.
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Markus also shared why it took them some time to reveal Janella's pregnancy and their son.
"Sobrang natakot kami noong una kasi the world is very harsh, right now isn't the best environment," he admitted. "Well now it is, kaya inilabas na namin. Pero noong una talagang we wanna shield everything, keep everything as quiet as possible."
"Sa lahat ng family and friends namin that kept the secret with us, that helped us throughout the journey: he's out, he's happy, he's growing, he's fat, and we're happy and everything's beautiful," he added.
Being the first time dad that he is, Markus shared how he felt when he first laid eyes on Jude.
He recalled, "The moment na I saw him, parang lahat ng priorities ko noong time na 'yun, nawala. It went out of the window. Like everything is now for him, forever is always for this whole man that I'm holding in my arms. Hindi ako naiyak, hindi ako natawa, nakatulala lang ako, nakatitig lang ako sa kanya for hours."
"Until now, his smiles are the most beautiful in the world. Lahat ng hirap, lahat ng early morning wake up, sobrang worth it kapag nakita ko 'yung mukha niya," he added.
Congratulations on your new bundle of joy, Janella and Markus!
Janella and Markus were part of the Kim Chiu-led horror film "U-Turn." For those who still haven't seen the film, you can stream it on Netflix!
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