Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla are having another baby girl for their second child!
On Saturday, June 29, 2019, the couple revealed to immediate family and close friends the gender of their second baby whom they fondly tagged as Baby “Surprise.”
Those at the gender reveal party were told to hold off any announcement because Mariel wanted to reveal it first. She did share the happy news the following day, June 30, through her YouTube channel at exactly 9 p.m.
The It's Showtime host said she kept the gender of their second baby a secret even to her husband Robin up until the party.
She said, “The best part is even si Robin, hindi niya alam. As in this is the biggest secret that I've kept from him. And I tell him everything. Ito yung talagang sinicret ko. There were times na madudulas na ako pero talagang ginalingan ko talaga na i-surprise siya sa gender ng aming baby number two.”
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In a short interview before the party, however, Robin was actually thinking their baby was a girl.
The ABS-CBN actor said, “Sa nakikita ko kay Mariel, mukhang babae kasi ang ganda-ganda niya sobrang ngayon. Ang nagugulat ako, minsan hindi ko mabasa kasi ang paglilihi ni Mariel ngayon, matindi. Minsan iniisip ko baka lalaki to kasi yung paghihilo niya ngayon, iba, e. Pati ako nadadamay, e, pati ako nahihilo din, e.”
Whether it would be a girl or a boy, Robin assured, “Walang ano sa akin yun. Babae, lalake, bakla, tomboy...Basta tao, gusto ko yung anak ko makatulong doon sa tradisyon ng pamilya na makatulong doon sa less fortunate.”