Happy preggy

Published October 27, 2018, 5:52 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

Now into her second semester of her pregnancy, Marian Rivera Dantes’ wonders about the gender of her second baby with a big smile on her face.

Marian Rivera-Dantes (mb.com.ph)
Marian Rivera-Dantes

Girl or boy, that child will be loved to high heavens, she said.

“The most important thing for me is we’re being blessed with another child,” the actress said in Filipino.

The couple hopes to have at least four children. For baby number two, she said she’s past the morning sickness and craving stage.

“I feel the baby moving and kicking inside me,” she shared. “So far everything is okay.”

Marian related that just like her pregnancy with first-born Zia, she isn’t moody at all.

“I’m not snappy but, instead, super friendly,” she added in jest.

Dingdong Dantes is as ecstatic over becoming dad twice over.

“He’s super excited. I mean, he even set aside his dream of running for public office because he said we, his family, is his priority,” she pointed out.

Have they started telling Zia that she’s going be an older sister soon?

“Since day one that we found out I’m pregnant, we informed her,” Marian shared. “We make sure she’s involved. We even include her when we are visiting the Ob-Gyn clinic. We’ve started calling her ‘ate.’”

Well, they know their daughter is already excited about her new sibling as Zia would always say “good night” and “I love you” to her baby bump with matching kiss before they go to sleep.

Rhea Anicoche-Tan (mb.com.ph)
Rhea Anicoche-Tan

How about her? Is she ready to have two children?
“I’ll never know unless I experience it,” was her pragmatic response. “I could only comment about that when I have it already.”
On why it took a while before she shared the good news to the public, Marian related they follow the tradition that they cannot announce it until the baby is fully developed.

Busy still

Marian is seen weekly on GMA’s variety show “Sunday PinaSaya.”

The actress has also signed a new endorsement. Just recently, she was introduced as the first-ever ambassador of Beautederm Corporation newest line of products, Reverie by Beautederm Home.

Reverie by Beautederm Home is an exquisite line of home scents – from soy candles to room and linen sprays – created by Beautederm in collaboration with Marian to exhilarate and rejuvenate everyone at the comfort of their homes.

Beautederm was founded and established in 2009 by its President and CEO Rhea Anicoche-Tan. It embodies Rhea’s principle that beauty begins by taking care of one’s self and by doing so a person will become healthier and exude beauty.

According to Marian she picked everything – from the packaging to what kind of scents they will offer. It includes bamboo, cherry, fresh rose, eucalyptus, and lavender scents – which is her favorite.

For Marian, to have a happy home is to have a warm, safe, and pleasant environment where love, care, and comfort are overflowing and abundant.

Marian with husband Dingdong Dantes and their daughter Zia (Instagram) /mb.com.ph
Marian with husband Dingdong Dantes and their daughter Zia (Instagram)

The GMA-7’s Primetime Queen said that when it comes to endorsement, she’s very careful with her choices.

“I don’t accept projects I don’t believe in,” was how she put it.

She likes it that the product is safe for her particularly that she’s pregnant as well as friendly to the kids because of the content.

Marian loves the fact that the smell helps her to relax. According to her, it helps her lighten up before going to sleep with matching peaceful music.