Former actress and TV host Karel Marquez and her husband businessman Sean Fariñas are expecting a baby boy for their first child together, the former announced on Instagram yesterday, February 20.
💙👶🏻 ‘Di na nakapag hintay ng complete “photo op “ dahil hapon pa uwi ni Kyler kasi field trip niya, ma-late na ako sa check up ko and our family can’t keep a secret for so long HAHA but... It’s out of the bag! It’s a healthy, “100% BABY BOY!!!” as stated sa results yesterday! All along kala ko baby GIRL, but no no no! 😂 It’s my husband’s answered prayers 🤣🤪, and mine too because this baby boy is growing well inside mama’s womb! 🤰🏻 Sabi sa ultrasound, nose ko at long legs naman ni daddy! Wow ha talaga lang ha. 🤣 We can’t wait to meet you!!! My #RAINBOWBABY !!!! # itsaBOY #BUDOK @sean_farinas
“It’s out of the bag! It’s a healthy, ‘100% BABY BOY!!!’ as stated sa results yesterday! [sic],” she said, citing that the good news is an answered prayer for Sean.
“And mine too because this baby boy is growing well inside mama’s womb! Sabi sa ultrasound, nose ko at long legs naman ni daddy! Wow ha talaga lang ha. We can’t wait to meet you!!! My #RAINBOWBABY!!!! [sic],” she added.
Karel has also revealed the name of their baby — Kobe Federico Santos Fariñas, taken after Sean’s favorite basketball player, his late dad and grandfather.
Swipe to see! 😆 QUICK NAME STORY: My husband bought this Lakers shirt (😑) for Kyler before💛💜, and since this doesn’t quite fit him anymore, we are passing it on to our newest addition to the fam... See you soon, KOBE FEDERICO Santos Fariñas! 🤪👶🏻💙 😂 Ok. My husband and I had a deal. Wala ako magagawa, idol n’ya si Kobe Bryant kahit ako hindi, 😂 but since all my kids ay may “K” name forever, pumayag na ako. Para happy kaming dalawa. Federico, our son’s 2nd name, is my husband’s late father (Jr.) AND grandfather’s (Sr.) name. Fair enough. GREAT deal. Both parents, happy! And if we have a baby girl next, my husband agreed na ako naman ang pipili ng name, “K” parin, shempre. Fair! Anyway! Still on a high! We’re sooo excited to see you Kobe beef, este, handsome Kobe boy! 😆 My #RAINBOWBABY !!! 🤰🏻💙👶🏻 (shout out to @inmywomb for being my go-to ultrasound place since 2009!) #KobeFedericoFariñas #babynumber3 #oneLASToneafterLOL
“My husband and I had a deal. Wala ako magagawa, idol n’ya si Kobe Bryant kahit ako hindi, but since all my kids ay may ‘K’ name forever, pumayag na ako. Para happy kaming dalawa. Federico, our son’s 2nd name, is my husband’s late father (Jr.) AND grandfather’s (Sr.) name. Fair enough [sic],” she said.
Following a miscarriage in October 2017, Karel revealed that she was pregnant anew on Instagram in November last year.
🤰🏻Now attending a wedding reception tonight, and yes, as my husband @sean_farinas confirmed with excitement through his post, I am holding my baby bump now, and I know I will “show” even sooner than ever because they say your skin/muscles are more relaxed especially on the 3rd pregnancy so yes, expect to see me big LOL! We aren’t the type to hide something that means SO MUCH to us, even if there are lots of risks, they say. 🤰🏻 We are happy to make you part of this journey, wherever it will take us. We are just thankful to God that we have this moment, now. I mean how can you not be happy seeing a normal looking baby inside you with an amazing heartbeat! Thank You, God! This is us, we are pregnant and soon we will be 5! 👩🏻👨🏻👧🏻👦🏻👶🏻 (Not to break your bubble, but it’s not “Made In Italy”! Little did we know I was already pregnant na pala before the trip! KALOKAAAA DIBA. 😂 Akalain mo yun after the walking and all! Proud “locally made”. 🤣👶🏻🇵🇭) #karellypregnantbelly #OurFariñasFam
She has two other children, Keiley and Kyler, from a previous relationship with Arman de Guzman.
Karel and Sean tied the knot in December 2016 at an intimate wedding ceremony at a church in Makati.