Celeb couple Janella Salvador and Markus Paterson introduced their son, Jude Trevor Paterson, to the world on January 5 through a YouTube vlog! In a recent episode of the online show #WeRiseTogether, Markus talked about their decision to keep Jude from the world ~for a while~ and shared his reaction to Jude's birth.
"Alam naman namin na one day we're going to 'release' him to the world. Sobrang natakot kami noong una dahil we knew that the world is very harsh...Noong una, talagang we wanted to shield him from everything, keep everything as quiet as possible," Markus shared. He also thanked all their close friends and family who kept the news about Jude a secret and who helped them throughout their journey to becoming parents. "He's out, he's happy, he's growing, and he's fat. And we're happy and everything's beautiful."
Jude was born on October 20, 2020. Markus gushed about meeting Jude for the first time, saying: "Ang hirap i-explain pero the moment na I saw him, parang a whole wave just kind of took over my body, na lahat ng priorities ko noong time na 'yon nawala. It went out the window, like everything is now for him. Everything forever will always be for this little man that I'm holding in my arms. Hindi ako naiyak, hindi ako natawa, parang nakatulala lang ako, nakatitig sa kanya for hours. Until now, his smiles are the most beautiful thing in the world. Lahat ng hirap, lahat ng early morning wake up, sobrang worth it 'pag nakikita ko yung mukha niya." Awww (BRB, crying because of this quote)!
At the end of the interview, Markus thanked everyone for supporting him and Janella and said that they didn't expect everyone's reaction to Jude's first video. Baby Jude even has his own Instagram account now!