Local celebrities expressed their happiness and congratulated Elisse Joson and McCoy de Leon following their announcement that they now have a child together.
The couple made the big revelation in Sunday's episode (October 31) of the 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. McCoy then 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.
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
Hours after the episode aired, Elisse took to Instagram to give the public a glimpse of their baby daughter, whom they named Felize McKenzie.
"Our little angel, ready to say hello to the world," she wrote in the caption.
The actress, who is a first-time mom, also shared her touching message for their baby girl.
“Life was uncertain before you came. I didn't know which path to take, the choices to make. I didn't know what to be, what I want to be. Now, nothing is clearer to me than to be the best me, to be the best mommy, for you," she wrote.
"I am lucky to have your daddy in my life and we are very lucky to have you. Our greatest blessing, in our lives."
Congratulatory messages poured in for the couple in the comments section of her post, including those from their showbiz friends and colleagues.
"Congratulations, Elisse. Welcome to motherhood!" wrote Janella Salvador.
"Congratulations," said Mariel Rodriguez-Padilla. "Marami akong baby stuff. Padala ko sayoooo hehehe. I'm sure kasing ganda mo."
"Congrats sa inyo ate and kuya," wrote Maymay Entrata, along with a loudly crying face emoji.
"Congrats love! Excited to meet her soon!" said Jane de Leon.
"Congrats Elisse and McCoy. Very, very happy for you two. Welcome to the world Felize at sana masundan na si Felize named Navedad," added Melai Cantiveros.
Jinri Park, who is a known close friend of Elisse, also reacted to the post, saying: "Omgg you have a baby before me hahahaha. Can’t wait to meet her! And what a lovely name! Congratulations."
Others were Sue Ramirez, Jessy Mendiola, Awra Briguela, Ruffa Gutierrez, Isabelle Daza, Jolina Magdangal, Kira Balinger, Marlo Mortel, JC de Vera, Jackie Gonzaga, Ara Mina, Ria Atayde, Karen Reyes, Joj Agpangan, Luke Conde, Kamille Filoteo, Pamu Pamorada, Teejay Marquez, and Coraleen Waddell.
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 in an interview 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.