MANILA – Actress Marian Rivera, who is five months pregnant, does not want to practice birth control with husband Dingdong Dantes.
“Ayoko ng birth control… Gusto ko nga basketball team kami. Gusto ko marami. Sabi nga ng asawa ko, ‘Pagkatapos mo manganak, pahinga ka muna. Tapos saka ulit tayo mag-baby.’ Sabi ko, ‘Hindi. Kung bigyan tayo ng Panginoon ulit, e ‘di why not?,” Marian said in an interview with Arnold Clavio.
(I don’t like birth control… I want us to be basketball team. I want us to be a big family. My husband told me, ‘After giving birth [to our first child], you can rest for a while. Then, let’s have another baby later on. I said, ‘No. If God will give us another baby at once, why not?)
“E, di sunud-sunod pa every year. Kaya naman. Pangarap ko ‘yan na maraming anak dahil solong anak ako. Kaya gusto ko, mas marami, mas masaya,” she added.
([A baby] every year. [I think] I can handle it. It’s my dream to have a lot of kids because I’m an only child. That’s why I want more, more is merrier.)
Right now, Marian is focused on her baby. She has let down lead roles which she thinks will be too much load to bear.
“Okay naman pero may mga pagkakataon na nahihirapan pa rin kahit papaano, kasi lumalaki siya e… Pangarap talaga namin magkaroon ng anak,” Marian said.
(It’s okay but there are times that it gets hard for me because [our baby’s] getting bigger… It’s really our dream to have a child [of our own].)
The actress, however, does not want to disclose too much information about their baby for the meantime but promises to tell their fans later on.
“Alam na namin (yung gender ng bata). Hindi naman kami naging madamot sa pagbibigay ng impormasyon tungkol sa amin. Kaya siguro minsan mapapansin nila na sa Instagram ko, hindi ako nagpo-post ng baby bump ko. Gusto ko namnamin yung pagkakataon na sa akin na lang ‘yun. Ise-share naman namin ‘yan,” Marian said.
(We already know the child’s gender. We did not withhold information about us. But maybe people notice that in my Instagram account, I’m not posting photos of my baby bump. I want to cherish the moment as my moment for now. We’ll share it [to the public later on.])
Marian did share the baby names she and her husband have decided on.
“Gusto ko kasi kapag babae may Maria, kapag lalaki may Jose. Kasi si Dong, Jose Sixto siya ako. Ako Marian, parang Maria yun in Spanish,” Marian said.
(I want [the baby’s name] to have Maria if it’s a girl. If it’s a boy, [the name] should have Jose. Because Dong’s [name] is Jose Sixto. Me, Marian. It’s like Maria in Spanish.)