Nikki Gil took to social media to thank her close friends for throwing her a virtual baby shower over the weekend.
In an Instagram post, the former actress and singer expressed gratitude for the "beautiful Zoom baby shower" her girl friends hosted for her and her husband, BJ Albert, to celebrate the upcoming arrival of their daughter.
"Thank you for insisting on celebrating baby girl even if the pandemic just makes me want to stay sulky, angry and paranoid (thank God I’m fully vaxxed though! I could be worse lol). Just realized that this is what kept us all sane during this season—good food and each other. Love you guys! BB2, we’re ready for you!" she said.
Nikki, 33, announced that she is pregnant with her second child last April.
The former actress and MYX VJ gave birth to her first child, Finn, in 2017.
She and her husband BJ, a businessman, have been married for more than six years now. The couple first met as schoolmates at the Ateneo de Manila University and tied the knot in a garden ceremony in 2015 at the Sta. Elena Golf and Country Club in Laguna.
Shortly after settling down, Nikki decided to retire from show business.
In a previous interview with PUSH, the "Glowing Inside" singer said she has no regrets about stepping out of the limelight to live a quiet and normal life.
“I’m not missing it much yet (laughs). I’m happy with my quiet life. But I do miss work and the people that I used to work with. Of course I kind of grew up in the industry as well so I spent many years with the staff and my fellow artists. I miss the bond but I think I’ve enjoyed that season enough and I’m just enjoying my season now which is motherhood," she said.
Sharing how she's changed since becoming a mother, Nikki said: “As a mom I’m told I am maharot but I am also a disciplinarian. It’s very hard to gauge how much I’ve changed. But I guess my biggest change so far would have to be that I’m more conscious of time and more conscious of time wasted.
"That’s probably also why I’m not really feeling the desire to go back into showbiz. Because it’s a lot of time away from my baby and time away from the family which at the moment I’m not really willing to give up," she added.