Actress Roxanne Barcelo is pregnant with her first child.
She made the announcement in a vlog entry published on her YouTube channel on Thursday, January 21.
"Mga badidap, I wanted to share with you all that I'm preggo!" said Roxanne.
"So, ang iniisip namin ng husband ko was that it would take us a year kasi 'yun 'yung sabi ng OB GYNE. It didn't take that long," she added, laughing.
Roxanne then showed a stuffed toy panda which her husband gave to her as a Christmas gift.
"This is actually my husband's panda when he was born. As in binigay ng parents niya sa kanya the day he was born, and this panda has been with him all his life. So, nung Christmas, last year, we were actually in Taiwan, and he introduced me to his whole family. He also gave me this as a Christmas present," she said.
"May 23, 2013, I posted a photo [of a panda with the text] 'let's get weird.' I also posted another photo [of a panda with the text 'let's be weird together'] a few months later, October. The weird thing is, na no one would ever know, my sign is actually a panda. So when he gave me this panda, it was like a sign," she continued.
Referring to her husband, Roxanne recalled in her vlog: "When he said, ‘I want to start a family with you,’ I thought it was the most beautiful plan to have in my life.”
Roxanne ended by thanking her fans and followers for their prayers and well-wishes.
"I really want to thank all the Badidaps out there who have been praying for me and who have really been there for me. You know who you are," she said. "Even though I've been a little bit quiet for the past few months, know that you're always in my mind, you're always in my heart, and I only wish to communicate with you as much as I can and to share with you as much as I can."
"Hopefully, you will pray with me that our baby, me and my husband's baby, will be happy, healthy, and normal. We're very excited to have this baby," she added.
It was in December when Roxanne made a surprising revelation that she is now married.
“He said he wants to start a family with me. It was such a beautiful moment because he asked twice. He actually asked me a few months after quarantine pero dahil naka-lockdown pa nun, all we knew was that we were going to get married before the year ends," she said in a previous vlog.
"Totoo pala yung when you know, you know. I knew from the start na siya yung para sa akin. I am taken! He is worth the wait,” she added.