If there's a celeb who simply shines in photo and video shoots, it's Karel Marquez-Fariñas. Remember her paparazzi-inspired prenup shoot with Sean Fariñas in Hong Kong, back in 2016? Not to mention, her dramatic pre-wedding film? She actually had three pre-wedding films before tying the knot.
Karel took to Instagram to share photos from her maternity shoot by Nice Print Photography, eight months into her pregnancy with her third child. Karel wore a satiny top and showed off her baby bump. She posted a lengthy message with her post, in time for Mother's Day.
"The changes in my body will last for just nine to 10 months, but the beauty of motherhood (the third time around) will embrace me more and more, for the rest of my life, and I wouldn’t have it any other way," Karel shared. "I thank God for blessing me to be a mother to my children, my children who are extremely respectful, uber kind, sweet, simple (like mama), grounded, smart, and most especially prayerful and God-fearing, and I thank God that I’m a wife to the love of my life. Knowing that my kids are good children, is a life that is fulfilled for me, but I still have the rest of my living days to be a mother to them, and it’s my forever duty. Happy Mother’s Day, to all the amazing mommas reading this right now. You deserve nothing but the best, not just today, but every day."
Here, Karel posed with her children from a previous relationship, Kyler and Keiley. “My greatest wish is that my children will always know just how much I love them, and for the rest of their lives will know that no matter what, I will always be there, anyway I can," she said. "My children are my greatest gifts, and I will treasure mine forever.”
Karel's third child is going to be a boy, she reveals, in her next post. She looked like a vision in a pastel-colored ensemble against a predominantly purple and gold floral backdrop, which was actually inspired by the signature colors of Sean's favorite team, the LA Lakers. That's also why their son's name is going to be Kobe, she explained.
The child's full first name will be Kobe Federico. Karel first announced her pregnancy with Kobe in November 2018.
In 2017, she revealed that she sadly had a miscarriage.