After almost a year since revealing that they are now proud parents to a baby boy named Gideon, nicknamed Gido, Joem Bascon and Meryll Soriano celebrated two big milestones in their son’s life this month by having him baptized then celebrating his first birthday on the same day. Also in attendance for both events were their loved ones including Meryll’s aunt, veteran actress Maricel Soriano.
Through her Instagram account, Meryll shared photos from the happy events. Last December 19, she shared a family photo with partner Joem wearing a couple outfit consisting of long sleeved polo shirts and tattered jeans. She wrote, “Welcome to the Christian World, Anak. ✨Thank you to all the Ninongs and Ninang that made it! And, of course, to our families and Father Roland from Jesus, Lord of Divine Mercy Parish.”
The 39-year-old actress also shared snapshots from their son Gido’s birthday party which had a Disney theme. In the family photo taken at the birthday party, Meryll’s son Elijah (with ex-husband Bernard Palanca) was also in attendance to celebrate with his family.
Meryll shared the following caption, “Gideon’s First Birthday!
“Thank you to our friends, godparents and families who were there to celebrate our little boy’s baptism and first birthday!
“We truly couldn’t have done it without the amazing teams that made this beautiful happen.
“Again, our sincerest thanks to everyone who made this day easier and amazing. Happy birthday, Gideon!”
In a previous interview, Joem shared how his experience with fatherhood has been so far this year. “Masaya. Kalmado. Sobrang saya. Hindi ko siya ma-pu-put in the words. Ini-enjoy ko every moment,” he shared.
Joem and Meryll first became a couple in 2010. They parted ways after dating for a year. In 2019, they started working together in the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Culion which first sparked the rumor that they had rekindled their romance after a photo of Joem spending the New Year holiday with Meryll's family was posted online. After revealing the status of their relationship in Januåary, Meryll revealed she had given birth via normal delivery last December 2020.