Since Pauleen Luna and Vic Sotto tied the knot on January 30, 2016, everyone has been anxiously waiting for their union to bear fruit. On May 6, the Eat Bulaga co-hosts announced on the show that they are expecting their first child together.
"Gusto ko pong sabihin sa Pilipinas at sa buong mundo na buntis po ako," the 63-year-old began in jest and held his tummy at the same time. Then, he clarified, "Hindi po ako. Ang aking asawa ang buntis. Ang aming pong hiling ay dasal para...sa tagumpay ng aming anak. Lord Jesus, thank you very much."
Pauleen took to Instagram to thank her husband for the unique way he announced her pregnancy. "Finally, a bun in the oven! Can't be more proud and excited to be a mom," she wrote as a caption for the video clip from the noontime show. "Thank you to my handsome for surprising me with this announcement. Thank you, Lord, for being so gracious," she added.
Pauleen has also posted a photo of herself flaunting her baby bump in Balesin. The picture was taken a week ago, when she celebrated Vic's 63rd birthday with him and his children.
It's the 28-year-old's first pregnancy. On the other hand, Vic already has four kids from his previous relationships: Danica and Oyo (with ex-wife actress Dina Bonnevie) who are already parents themselves; Paulina (with Angela Luz) who recently got married; and Vico (with actress Coney Reyes).
In an interview with PEP, Pauleen revealed she and Vic had not talked about announcing the pregnancy and was surprised herself when Vic made the announcement. Pauleen also disclosed that she's 10 weeks along the family way, and that her doctor had asked her to take plenty of rest.
"Hindi naman ganun kahirap ang pagbubuntis ko, pero hindi naman madali. Pero okay na ako. Ang nakakaloka lang, may mga pimples ako!" she said. Morning sickness is currently not a problem for her, but she does experience a bit of nausea.
According to Pauleen, Vic is praying that their first baby will be a boy, but she's okay with any gender as long as the baby is healthy.
Vic and Pauleen dated for five years before tying the knot in January 2016.
This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.