Felize McKenzie, the baby daughter of Elisse Josson and McCoy de Leon, stole the hearts of celebrities and netizens after the actress shared pictures from their first official family shoot on Tuesday, November 2.
In the adorable photos taken by Metro Photo, the first-time parents are seen doting on their daughter as Felize smiled for the camera.
"Happy baby," Elisse wrote in the caption, followed by a heart emoji.
The comments section was quickly flooded with Elisse's followers gushing over their daughter's cuteness, including some of the couple's friends and colleagues from showbiz.
"She's so cute!!!!" wrote Sofia Andres.
"Pakurot ako ateeee," said Maymay Entrata.
"Can I die of cuteness," wrote Isabelle Daza.
"Super cuuuuute!!! Gigil," added Jane Oineza.
Others who reacted to the photos were Alex Gonzaga, Jessy Mendiola, Vivoree Esclito, Kristel Fulgar, Joj Agpangan, Melissa Ricks, Sunshine Garcia, Rufa Mae Quinto, DJ Chacha, and Coraleen Waddell.
It was on Sunday, October 31, when Elisse and McCoy made the shocking revelation that they are now parents to a baby girl.
The couple made the announcement in an episode 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.
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.
Shortly after their announcement, Elisse took to social media to pen a short but touching letter 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."
McCoy also shared his heartwarming message for Felize on his Instagram page.
"Binigay ka ng Diyos hindi lang isang regalo, binigay ka rin niya dahil binigyan mo kami ng pag-asa ng nanay mo. Nagtuluy-tuloy ang pagsasamahan namin dahil sa ‘yo, kasi alam naming ikaw ang magiging dahilan kaya kami nabubuhay sa mundong ito. Walang hanggang kasiyahan ang binibigay mo sa amin. Simula nung nakita namin hanggang ngayon," he said.
"Bawat ngiti mo nawawala lahat ng pangangamba namin. Aamin ko natatakot ako sa minsang magulong mundong ito, pero kahit anong mangyari poprotektahan kita hangga't buhay ako. Mamahalin kita nang higit pa sa sarili ko. At ngayon masayang masaya kami ng nanay mo na ipagmalaki ka sa buong mundo," he added.