Janella Salvador answered some burning questions, after she and boyfriend Markus Paterson revealed their son, Jude, to the world.
Janella gave birth to Jude last October 20. In an interview with ABS-CBN News, she clarified why she and Markus “hid” the pregnancy.
She said, “I wasn’t hiding it for selfish reasons. I wanted to hide it because I wanted to cherish the moment in my life, na first time ko maging mom. Iyong wala munang ingay, ‘yung may sarili muna akong moment to enjoy it.”
“It was really hard. I was getting comments na, ‘Kinahihiya mo ba? Hindi ka ba proud?’ I don’t think any mom would want to hide her baby.”
The “Bloody Crayons” actress also shared how amazing Markus was throughout the whole process, saying, “Markus has been really, really helpful as a father and as a partner. Emotionally, he was there to support me when I would have meltdowns. It’s really not easy.”
“He would be my arms and legs, lalo na during my last few stages of pregnancy. Hindi ako makatayo, hirap na hirap na ako maglakad. Wala siyang reklamo. He would do everything for me. I couldn’t ask for more.”
Janella was also asked THE wedding question, but the 22-year-old artist said she and Markus are not in a hurry.
“Wala pa, hindi pa kami nagmamadali about that. For now, ‘yung focus namin is to raise Jude muna,” she said.
ABS-CBN’s talent management agency Star Magic, also expressed their support for Janella and Markus.
In a statement on Wednesday, January 6, Star Magic said, "Star Magic expresses its full support and guidance to Janella and Markus as they embark on a new chapter in their lives. We hope that you will continue to give the same encouragement and appreciation that you have given them as artists. This new blessing will certainly contribute to the enrichment and depth of their artistry.
"Congratulations once again, Janella and Markus, on your bundle of joy!"
Janella delivered Jude in the United Kingdom. Watch her pregnancy journey vlog here:
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