Former It’s Showtime host and Cosmo Bachelor Bash mainstay Eric “Eruption” Tai is now a full-fledged Papa.
Eric and his wife Rona Samson-Tai have always been vocal about wanting a child, and they’ve gone through various lengths to make that miracle happen. The couple, who competed as a couple on Amazing Race Asia, announced last August that they were expecting their first child. They were very open about their processes and even shared about their journey doing IVF (in vitro fertilization) to try and get pregnant.
The new baby of Eric and Rona “erupted” into existence early today, March 5, at 7lbs. in the Medical City Manila. Born at 34 weeks, the couple welcomed a son into their now-family of three. The child is still being monitored in the intensive care as he was delivered prematurely via a CS procedure.
Eric, the FitGamer, recounts their journey in his giddy announcement: “All of our prayers have been answered because of our faith in the Lord Almighty, your love, and your support. On behalf of Legend and our ever-strong finally-mother [Rona Tai] and yes, we can all finally call you ‘mommy’ after 5 times and 1 shot of #IVF pasok na agad! Gratitude to all our families, friends, and fans all around the world and especially to the helpful, intelligent, and hardworking doctors and nurses here at Medical City! You are all Legends in our books! We got this! Intensive care we go for mommy and Legend. Let’s FINISH STRONG! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We did it, love. I can’t believe it, you did it, you fought strong and hard, and never gave up.... We did it, peh."
We love the name Eric and Rona gave their new li’l boy. The junior’s also an Eric, except his name is preceded by an extraordinarily epic first name: Legend. And, much like his mom and dad, this child will be LEGEND-ary. Congratulations to the Tais!
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