Celebrity couple Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon revealed on Sunday, October 31, that they have a child together.
The two made the big revelation in an episode of ABS-CBN's reality show Pinoy Big Brother Kumunity Season 10 which saw them returning to the iconic yellow house to ask Big Brother to be the godfather of their baby girl.
"Actually, kuya, may gusto kaming itanong sa inyo," said Elisse, before McCoy asked: "Pwede po ba namin kayong gawing ninong sa anak namin?"
"Kuya, uhm, kami po ni McCoy, meron po kaming isang napakaganda at napakabait na baby girl," revealed the actress.
"Alam namin na imposibleng makita ka niya, pero gusto naming tingalain ka niya bilang isang ninong, isang godparent na punong puno ng wisdom kaya naisip po namin na lumapit po sa inyo," said McCoy.
Responding to their invitation, Big Brother said: "Una sa lahat ay nais kong magpasalamat sa inyong alok sa akin, at gusto kong malaman niyo na lubos kong tinatanggap ito. Isang karangalan ang maging ninong ng anak ninyo. Higit sa lahat, congratulations, McCoy at Elisse!"
The couple expressed their gratitude, saying they owe their love story to "Kuya."
"Thank you po, Kuya. Nagpapasalamat kami na makabalik ulit dito and i-share po sa inyo ang magandang balita po namin. And naisip po namin na dito kami nagsimula sa bahay ninyo at malaki po ang utang na loob po namin," said Elisse.
"Habang buhay po namin na dadalhin 'yun. Ang ano lang... Alam namin na hindi expected pero itong programa na ito 'yung nagtadhana sa amin patungo dito, may family na kami. Salamat po. Salamat," added McCoy.
The couple went on to give Big Brother a glimpse of their baby daughter, whom they introduced as Felisse McKenzie.
PBB ex-celebrity housemates Mccoy De Leon and Elisse Joson announces they have a baby girl, asked Kuya to be "Ninong".— PBB Kumunity Season 10 (@PBBKumunity) October 31, 2021
Congratulations, McLisse! pic.twitter.com/6ZNkWM5g0z
McCoy, 26, and Elisse, 25, met during their stint as housemates in the reality show Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky Season 7 in 2016.
Their pairing, dubbed "McLisse," spawned a following for their sweet on-cam moments. They eventually became an official couple, but broke hearts in 2018 when they confirmed that they had broken up.
However, after a year apart, McCoy confirmed that he and Elisse had gotten back together last June.
In a recent vlog, Elisse described her current relationship with McCoy as more mature and real.
"Ngayon masasabi ko talaga na iba. Iba compared sa kung paano kami nung beginning. Kapag beginning ng relasyon, it's all surface parang mababaw lang lahat -- masaya kayo, nagde-date kayo. Pero once na, especially tayo, dumating sa point na 'yun nga, nag-break, na we hated each other, nagalit tayo sa isa't isa. Mas naging iba the second time around kasi nagkaroon ng ganun... Ngayon it feels more real," she said.