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You Have To See Chynna Ortaleza's Book-Themed Maternity Shoot

Can you say lit?

Chynna Ortaleza just shared the gorgeous photos from her book-themed maternity shoot with husband Kean Cipriano and firstborn Stellar. The ~extra~ shoot is grounded in her late father Gryk Ortaleza’s love for books and was shot in his “magical library.” He passed away in May, but Chynna wrote to her Papa, “You never really left.”

The actress said, “I feel your energy in every book that you left in my care. The boy in my womb will be born into this wealth of literature. May I be able to pass down your unending romance with books to your grandchild.”

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Chynna captioned a photo of Stellar, “You looked for her just hours before you left us. She looks for you too. She often asks if you can come down from heaven. Do any of these books hold the answer? One of these days she will discover the answer.”

With baby boy Salem on the way, Chynna said, “Motherhood has allowed me to be soft. If you ask me, this has made me realize the true essence of strength. I guess that’s what happens when you have another heartbeat pulsating inside of you. Your heart and soul widen."

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The actress-host is “overwhelmed but hopeful.”

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