12 Aug – Jessy Mendiola recently announced that she is now pregnant with her first child.
The actress first hinted of the good news on social media with a black and white photo of her with husband and TV personality Luis Manzano on 11 August, writing, "A new chapter."
Many speculated that she could be pregnant based on the photo, in which Jessy, who has always been fit and with toned abs, is seen with a bump on her belly.
In a YouTube vlog shared later the same day, the actress confirmed the good news with a video of them finding out about the good news, the ultrasound of their unborn baby, and soon after the video panned to Jessy's growing belly, as Luis gave it a warm kiss.
"What a pleasant surprise! We had planned for our church wedding this year but suddenly God gave us this wonderful blessing, proving time and again that God is the master planner," Jessy wrote in the description. "No matter what your plans are, HE has a divine plan for you, one that is definitely BETTER than what you have imagined. His plan is always the best."
"We decided to share this wonderful news with you through a video shot in one of God's houses - a beautiful chapel in Benguet. For now, our planned church wedding will have to take a backseat until our bundle of joy arrives. This is, by far, the best surprise we have received in our lives. Indeed, with God all things are possible."
In a previous interview, Jessy shared that she would love to have twins as it runs in the family, while Luis joked that he wanted five kids so they could form a basketball team.
The couple tied the knot back in February 2021 after five years of relationship. The wedding was held in an intimate manner in Batangas.
(Photo Source: Jessy Mendiola Instagram)