Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano are officially parents-to-be!
In a YouTube vlog posted today, August 11, the celebrity couple shared the wonderful news that they are expecting their first child.
In the video description, Jessy shared the inspiration behind their announcement which was shot in “a beautiful chapel in Benguet.”
“What a pleasant surprise! We had planned for our church wedding this year but suddenly God gave us this wonderful blessing, proving time and again that God is the master planner,” she wrote. “No matter what your plans are, HE has a divine plan for you, one that is definitely BETTER than what you have imagined. His plan is always the best.”
She continued, “We decided to share this wonderful news with you through a video shot in one of God’s houses - a beautiful chapel in Benguet. For now, our planned church wedding will have to take a backseat until our bundle of joy arrives. This is, by far, the best surprise we have received in our lives. Indeed, with God, all things are possible.”
Prior to uploading the video, the “Extra Service” actress took to Instagram to tease her followers about “a new chapter” for herself and Luis.
Included in the first post is a black-and-white photo of Luis holding Jessy’s hands while he looks down at what appears to be her baby bump.
The “In My Life” actor shared a similar post on his own Instagram account.
Even though no confirmation was made in the post, the couple’s fans and celebrity friends including Alex Gonzaga, Sue Ramirez, Bianca Gonzalez, Robi Domingo, and Dawn Chang showed love and support for their “new chapter” in the comment section.
A few hours later, a succeeding post showed the lovebirds holding Jessy’s tummy in a subtle act of confirmation of the actress’ pregnancy.
In a separate series of posts, Jessy also shared the following Bible verse: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
In November of last year, Jessy said that Luis plans on having five kids.
“Sabi nga niya gusto niya ng five. Sabi ko, ‘Yung totoo, basketball team?’ Siguro mga three at the most kasi kami din ng sisters ko tatlo kami,” she shared.
Meanwhile, Jessy revealed her hopes of carrying twins: “Sana may twins kasi si daddy yata may twin 'yung brother niya. So may twins siya na mga kapatid. Sabi ko sana makuha natin 'yun. Pero sabi sa girls daw [namamana] ang twins, [na] most likely magkakaroon ng twins.”
The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary last February.
You can watch the full vlog here:
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