A fresh baby wave in showbiz


Comedienne-actress Marietta “Pokwang” Subong, who happily shared news of her pregnancy the previous week, seems to have set off a new baby boom what with two more showbiz personalities sharing baby news to date.

On Monday, Alyanna Martinez—eldest daughter of actor Albert Martinez and the late actress Leizl Martinez—posted on her Instagram account, @alyannamartinez, her Father’s Day gift to he dad: A baby announcement.

Alyanna, who married photographer Roy Macam in 2016, took her followers inside an announcement box she sent to Martinez. In it were two bibs, a pacifier, two baby shoes—in blue and pink—and a baby ultrasound photo.

Albert Martinez will soon be a grandfather with daughter Alyanna’s soon to be eldest INSTAGRAM PHOTO

The two bibs each bore special dedications. The first for Martinez said, “We don’t know if it’s a he or a she. All we know is that you’re a lolo to be;” and the second, in remembrance of Alyanna’s mother who died of breast cancer in 2015, “Handpicked for Earth by my grandma in heaven.”

In his own Instagram account, @albertmartinez_, the new lolo shared the news by posting a photo of him holding the ultrasound and writing, “The best Father’s Day gift!”

“I’ve been waiting for the longest time,” Martinez told DZMM in a separate interview after the announcement.

“It doesn’t really matter [if it will be a boy or a girl], What’s important is healthy lumabas ‘yung bata, and walang problema. Yun na ang happiness naming lahat,” he said.

Meanwhile, two days later, actor Patrick Garcia and non-showbiz wife Nikka also announced on social media they are expecting their third child.

Nikka first shared the news on her Instagram account @nikkamgarcia by posting a photo of their daughters Michelle and Patrice holding a onesie printed with “Baby Garcia” at the back.

Mom anew, she wrote, “Unexpected but whole heartedly wanted. They say that a baby that comes after a miscarriage is called a rainbow baby. We are beyond blessed to be given another beautiful miracle. A privilege to be parents the third time around. See you later this year our rainbow baby!”

The same day, Patrick shared the same photo and captioned it, “Excited for our new blessing! Can’t wait to see you in December my baby!”

Patrick married Nikka in March 2015. The actor is also a father to former girlfriend Jennylyn Mercado’s son, Alex Jazz.

Now back to Pokwang, her partner Lee O’Brian revealed that the actress has withdrawn from all showbiz commitments to adhere to her doctor’s order of full bed rest.

In an interview with “Tonight With Boy Abunda,” the actor shared, “It’s difficult in the sense that it’s very delicate. Every precaution has to be taken and bed rest.”

It will be remembered that entertainment host and talent manager Ogie Diaz revealed Pokwang’s pregnancy in a Facebook post on Thursday. Four days later, the comedienne herself confirmed the news by posting on her Instagram account, @itspokwang27, a picture of her, boyfriend O’Brian and their seven-week old offspring’s first sonogram.

“Hello baby O’Brian. First picture nya. Thank you sa lahat ng mga dasal nyo para matupad ito, at sa patuloy nyo pang dasal para ligtas si Baby O’Brian at tuluyan na sya mangulit sa February dito sa Earth,” the 44-year-old wrote.

Pokwang and O’Brian first confirmed their relationship in January 2015. In August of the same year, the comedienne revealed she suffered a miscarriage.


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