Well-loved couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco collectively known as Melason is now set to take their relationship to a higher level as their first baby is already on its way.
Ending speculations that have persisted online the entire week, Melai and Jason made the confirmation via a joint taped interview with The Buzz on Sunday.
"Positive na positive. Two lines," said the ever energetic Melai.
According to Melai, unlike others who were enveloped by fear upon knowing that their pregnant, she's too elated upon seeing the two lines on the pregnancy test kit.
"Nung nalaman ko talaga yun hindi talaga ako kinabahan kasi gusto naman na talaga namin ni Jason. Nung nagbalikan kasi kami parang gusto na kasi talaga namin na i-level up ang aming relasyon," said she.
Melai said that the first person they called to share the news was her mother who was initially in a state of disbelief given the Banana Nite star's known joking nature. "Pag ganyan hindi na ako magloloko kasi buntis nga ako," she related what she told her mother even adding that she was happy for them and their upcoming baby.
Jason for his part shared that his mother and Lola are also happy about the news.
The couple who both rose to fame after being part of Pinoy Big Brother where Melai emerged as the winner, have been very open about them being breadwinners ever since they started their showbiz careers. Despite their respective responsibilities, the couple assured that they would both work hard as they face this new chapter of their lives hand-in-hand.
"Kasi kaming dalawa sa katagalan narin namin sa showbiz meron naman kaming savings. Hindi naman siya ganon na sobrang laki pero para sa amin kontento na kami," said Melai.
Jason on the other hand, promised that he wouldn't let go of his responsibilities with his family but he noted that, "Ako parang 25 years ng buhay ko binigay ko sa family ko... Yung mga kapatid ko puro lalaki naman yun eh so kaya namang mag-survive nyan. Tsaka binigyan ko naman silang chance. Pero nung umuwi ako sinabi ko sakanila, 'Noon hindi naman ako artista nakaka-survive naman tayo diba?'"
He added, "Naparanas ko rin naman sakanila ang magandang buhay."
Melai plans on taking a quick break from showbiz soon as she gives birth to their "Philippine-made" baby.
"Kasi ako kailangan ko muna ng three months na [hintayin ko muna ang baby] na maging stronger siya bago ako babalik sa trabaho," said she.
Speaking of plans, the couple likewise revealed that they are planning to tie the knot but the details, according to Melai, would be finalized once they go home to her hometown in GenSan.
"Siyempre yung nanay niya at lola niya, dalaga siya eh tapos nagiisa siyempre ang gusto simbahan. Sa amin din gusto simbahan," Jason added.
Much to their fan's enjoyment, the two are now officially engaged. The proposal, as expected from the one of the industry's most genuinely comic couples was funny yet heartwarming.
"Paggising ko pinamumumog niya ako... Pagdating ko doon sa CR meron dun sa salamin 'I love you Ga, will you marry me? I love you. You are my dream girl.'
"Tapos tinabihan ko siya sa kama tapos tumalikod siya tapos binigay niya sakin yung kahon ng singsing tapos pagbukas ko walang lamang singsing. Tapos sabi niya, 'Yan nalang muna kasi wala tayong pera.' Pero mayamaya kinuha niya tapos sinuot niya. Pero umiyak siya Tito Boy, doon ako na-touch," Melai fondly shared.
Asked why he cried upon giving Melai the engagement ring, "Siyempre Tito Boy kung ako mayaman ako, marami akong pera ganyan ibibigay ko talaga lahat sakanya."
He joked, "Naiyak rin ako sa presyo."
But according to him, the tears that he shed were more tears of joy because "Dati ang binibigay ko sakanya P1,500, P2,500 this time gusto ko naman mag-level up ako. Pag mahal mo pagiipunan mo talaga ang ibibigay mo. Dun ka maiiyak rin. Maiyak ka man sa presyo pero higit dun napasaya mo siya."
In parting, the two promised to each other that they would just continue loving each other.
I'll always be here for you. Grabe narin ang pinagdaanan ng relationship natin, kinaya natin yun kasi sobrang love natin ang isa't-isa. I love you.
Jason, for his part, promised that he won't cheat on Melai, adding that, "... Mas lalong magiging matiyaga ako. Yung nakikita ko ayoko namang mangyari sayo. Kasi yung mga napagdaanan ko ayoko ng ibigay sayo yan."