After announcing that he and his longtime partner Maia Leviste Azores were expecting their first child together last November, Jhong Hilario welcomed baby daughter Sarina into the world last March 27 and posted the happy news on his Instagram account.
He wrote: “Hello my LOVE!!! ❤❤❤ #Sarina #SamplePrincess”
After posting baby Sarina’s photo online, the 44-year-old Kapamilya star received congratulatory messages from his friends both in and outside showbiz starting with his It's Showtime co-hosts Vice Ganda, Teddy Corpuz and Amy Perez.
Vice wrote, “Yeheeeeeeeeeeyyyy!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! Super kyooot ni bagets! Naka-smile siya,” while Teddy commented “Woohoo! Congrats you two @jhonghilario & @maialevisteazores So cute!"
Jhong’s fellow Your Face Sounds Familiar contestant Geneva Cruz also gave them well wishes. “Whoohoooo! Congrats, daddy Jhong of Sample Princess! She’s beautiful!” she commented.
Jhong was previously married to a British woman named Michelle Westgate when he was part of the cast of Miss Saigon in London’s West End in 2001. The couple ended up separating in 2011. Last year, Jhong celebrated his 9th year anniversary with Maia, who he has a 15-year age gap with.
The couple’s term of endearment for each other is “Pangs.”