By Evelyn C. Diao
IT’S the season of childbirth in showbiz and they call it lockdown babies. Just this month, Dianne Medina, wife of Rodjun Cruz and Coleen Garcia, wife of Billy Crawford delivered their respective firstborn one day apart.
Lovebirds Mark Herras and Nicole Donesa are tailing behind as they have finally announced on their YouTube channel that they are expecting their baby four months from now. Nicole is on her fifth month of pregnancy as per her last check up.
“We are happy, we are proud and excited. Nico is pregnant!, exclaimed Mark.”
But he was quick to asseverate that should he and Nicole decide to get married soon, it is not because she is carrying his baby but because they have already been engaged.
Mark and Nicole announced their engagement on Instagram last June 5.
The actress recalled how the simple but memorable moment took place as she shared a picture of the ring set on a pint of strawberry-flavored ice cream, as well as the pictures of her rock.
Mark posted a picture of him and Nicole holding hands, with a diamond ring on her finger. “Ang mahalin ka at makasama ka habang buhay (To love you and be with you for all of my life) … I love you itchybear. #toinfinityandbeyond,” he wrote and tagged Nicole’s Instagram account. It was followed by another post where the couple were wrapped in an embrace while swaying together to Bruno Mars’ “Versace on the Floor”, as seen on Instagram on June 6.
The Starstruck Season One grand winner and the former beauty queen first revealed their relationship last August 2019 after starring in the teleserye “Bihag” together, which ran from April to August 2019.
This early, Mark has a message for the bashers. “I am warning all the bashers, huwag n’yo kaming gagawan ng isyu or huwag magsasabi ng kahit anong negative about me and Nicole kasi papatulan ko kayo(don’t create any issue about us or say something negative about me and Nicole because I will get back to you).
“During this time, we’re going through a lot. Because of Covid, a lot of people are in need, we hope you will just support us,” Mark said.
For her part, Nicole defended her boyfriend by saying she hopes there will no more negatives and everything will be light. She believes Mark is good not to get even to bashers. They are just happy now with the support of their families.
Prior to Nicole, Mark dated Winwyn Marquez. They confirmed their split back in February 2019, after three years of dating. Mark has his first child, a girl with his former staff, which makes his future baby with Nicole, his second eldest.