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Janella Salvador on keeping pregnancy a secret: ‘I wasn’t hiding it for selfish reasons’

By PhilSTAR L!fe Published Jan 07, 2021 3:18 am

Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson were full of pride when they introduced their son Jude to the world via an emotional video on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Soon after they released the video on YouTube, the two posted photos of their son on Instagram—further showing the joy they feel over their son.

“You’re the best gift i’ve ever received, Jude,” Janellla said in an Instagram post.

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“Welcome to the world my son,” Markus said.

The video revealed that Janella gave birth to Jude in the United Kingdom on Oct. 20, 2020. Reports that Janella was pregnant first surfaced in September. She did not address earlier reports of her pregnancy until the release of her video.

Why did Janella and Markus decide to wait for months before going public with their baby?

In an interview with ABS-CBN News on Wednesday, Jan. 6, Janella said she kept her pregnancy private because “I wanted to cherish the moment in my life, na first time ko maging mom.”

“‘Yung wala munang ingay, ‘yung may sarili muna akong moment to enjoy it.”

She also said, “I wasn’t hiding it for selfish reasons.”

In an interview with the online show “We Rise Together,” also on Wednesday, Jan. 6, Markus said they knew they were going to open up about their son Jude eventually.

However, they wanted to wait for the right time.

He added that their families and friends knew about Jude and Janella’s pregnancy.

“Well, alam naman na one day we are going to release him to the world na sobrang natakot kami nung una because we knew that the world is very harsh and right now isn't the very best environment. Well, now it is. Kaya nga inilabas namin,” he said.

Markus also said: "I know it's such a beautiful way to start the year for me and for everybody else and we thought na 2021, fresh page na parang let's just leave everything out there,"

Star Magic, ABS-CBN’s talent management arm, expressed its support for its two young stars.

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“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,” it said in a statement.

“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!"

Banner image and thumbnail from Instagram/Janella Salvador