Melai Cantiveros on pregnancy rumor: Positive!-A A +A
Sunday, September 8, 2013
COMEDIENNE Melai Cantiveros confirmed that she's expecting her first child with boyfriend, television personality Jason Francisco.
In an exclusive "The Buzz" interview aired Sunday, the couple shared the happy news to King of Talk Boy Abunda.
"Positive na positive. Two lines!" Melai said.
The “Banana Split” regular clarified that they both wanted to start a family of their own since they rekindled the relationship early this year.
"Sobrang pagka-happy nung nalaman ko. Hindi talaga ako kinabahan kasi gusto talaga namin ni Jason. Sinasabi lang namin na (hindi pa), pero nung nagkabalikan kami, gusto na talaga namin i-level up yung relationship," said Melai.
Jason also said that they really planned to have kids once they reach the age of 25. He added that they have helped their respective families financially since exiting the Pinoy Big Brother house in 2009.
Aside from the pregnancy confirmation, Melai also showed off her engagement ring on national television. She said it was a surprise gesture from her boyfriend of four years.
When asked if they plan to get married soon, Jason said he will travel to Melai's hometown in General Santos City to formally ask her hand in marriage and to finalize details on their Church wedding.
The couple said both of their families are very happy of this news and looking forward to the baby.
"Tinawagan ko siya (Mama) and sinabi ko na buntis ako. Last year pa lang nagtatanong na siya kung may plano na ako kasi gusto ko na talaga. Happy siya," Melai said.
On his part, Jason promised his family in Mindoro that he will continue to help them even though he's starting a family of his own.
"Masaya sila, lola ko, mama ko, masaya. Twenty-five years ng buhay ko binigay ko sa family ko. Sinabihan ko sila na kahit hindi pa ako artista nakaka survive naman kami. Naparanas ko na din yung magandang buhay. Pero hindi ko sila pababayaan," he said.
On the matter of their careers, Jason said he will continue his projects with ABS-CBN and doesn't have plans to leave Manila anytime now to work abroad. He’s currently appears in “Wansapanataym” series.
Melai, on the other hand, will take a short break and will get back once she's through the first trimester of her pregnancy. "Sa katagalan na din naman namin sa showbiz, meron na kaming savings pero hindi naman siya ganoon kalaki. Pero sa amin okay na muna yun sa three months na pagpapahinga. Maging mabuo muna sya, maging stronger muna siya (baby) bago ako bumalik."
The couple is very excited on this news. Jason said it inspired him to work more for his family.
"Bata kasama ko siya (Melai), nakikita ko siya, siya ang nagbibigay ng lakas ng loob sa akin," Jason said.
The couple met in 2009 on reality show "Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up." They broke up last year but rekindled the romance early 2013. (Glaiza Jarloc/Sunnex)