After much anticipation, GMA Network’s Royal Couple Dingdong Dantes and Marian Rivera finally welcomed their first born last Monday, November 23.
Marian gave birth to a baby girl, Maria Letizia, whom the couple named after Dingdong’s grandmother and Marian’s aunt.
The proud father posted a photo of him holding the baby’s hand on Instagram (@dongdantes) on Monday night with the caption: “Twenty-three November, 2015: The day God decided to deliver His most precious gift. This morning, I witnessed a miracle… and during that moment, I realized that life will never be the same again. As we welcome this new graceful chapter with open hearts, we thank everyone who prayed with us through this sweet journey. Friends, say hello to Maria Letizia. @therealmarian.”
Throughout Marian’s pregnancy, the couple excitedly shared their journey to parenthood with their fans on Instagram, often posting photos of them preparing for the arrival of their baby.
Dingdong and Marian announced that they’re expecting their first child in April – four months after the couple got married in a lavish wedding in December last year.
Marian was still very much visible on TV as one of the hosts of GMA’s SundayPinaSaya before she took a leave earlier this month. Dingdong, on the other hand, continues to host the latest edition of the artista search, Starstruck while fulfilling his responsibilities as Commissioner-At-Large of the National Youth Commission and Chairperson of YesPinoy Foundation. Sunday PinaSaya and Starstruck air worldwide on GMA’s flagship international channel, GMA Pinoy TV.