Former beauty queen Miriam Quiambao is pregnant with her second child.
The Miss Universe 1999 first runner-up and her husband, fellow inspirational speaker Ardy Roberto, made the announcement through a vlog released on Wednesday, December 30.
"Amidst all the bad news that marked 2020—grabe 'tong 2020—we wanna end this with a high note, a happy note," said Ardy.
"Thank God kasi meron Siyang naging surprise for us before Christmas, actually. We're now so excited to share with you the great news that I'm positive—not coronavirus, but I'm positively pregnant!" confirmed Miriam, who was already eight weeks and six days pregnant at the time of the vlog's recording.
The couple said they found out about Miriam's pregnancy two weeks ago.
"We weren't really expecting. Well, we were praying. Praying and planning pa lang," they said.
"Tapos nagulat na lang ako kasi November, nag-skip ako ng period," continued Miriam. "So I was counting today, sabi ko ang tagal na. Tapos 'yung mga symptoms ko before, when I was first pregnant with Elijah, like tenderness of the breasts, 'di ko nararamdaman. Pero ang napapansin ko, para akong laging hapong-hapo, parang lagi akong pagod, feeling ko tamad ako, parang gusto ko lang matulog. Tapos hindi naman ako nasusuka. By God's grace, kahit kay Elijah hindi ko naramdaman 'yung pagsusuka na 'yun. So walang indication except for the missed period."
The couple said they are expected to find out their baby's sex by next week, when Miriam gets her prenatal testing.
Miriam gave birth to Elijah, their first child, on February 16, 2019.
She got pregnant in 2018 at the age of 43, after four years of trying to conceive.
Miriam and her husband were married in a garden wedding in Tagaytay on March 25, 2014.