LJ Reyes leaves for the U.S. today to prepare for son's birth

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LJ is excited to go, but also sad about leaving behind partner and father-to-be, Paulo Avelino. "Kasi simula noong nalaman na nga namin, kaming dalawa lang magkasama dito sa Pilipinas. Siya talaga tumutulong kapag nahihirapan ako noong first trimester ko. Siya po ang nandiyan for me. Mami-miss ko siya siyempre. Excited ako kasi pag umalis ako, e malapit ko na makita baby namin!" beamed StarStruck's second season First Princess.


StarStruck II First Princess LJ Reyes expressed excitement that she will give birth to her son in the United States this July. She will be separated though from her partner Paulo Avelino, the father of her child, for over a month until he can join her in June.

In a live interview on Startalk yesterday, May 1, LJ and Paulo answered questions about their plans for the future in terms of family and career.

How does LJ feel about going out of the country and being miles away from Paulo?

"Ako po kasi, may halong lungkot at excitement," LJ beamed. "Kasi simula noong nalaman na nga namin, kaming dalawa lang magkasama dito sa Pilipinas. Siya talaga tumutulong kapag nahihirapan ako noong first trimester ko. Siya po ang nandiyan for me. Mami-miss ko siya siyempre. Excited ako kasi pag umalis ako, e malapit ko na makita baby namin!"

What will she be doing while waiting for the baby?

"Plano po namin ni Mama na mag-take po ng prenatal lessons," she revealed, "like yoga para ready na talaga paglabas ng baby."

PAULO TO FOLLOW. Paulo admitted that he was saddened that he won't be there to take care of LJ and his baby. "Pero susunod naman ako,"said the StarStruck IV Avenger.

When is he planning to go to the U.S.?

"After ng work," said Paulo. "After ng Panday Kids which is mga June pa. Medyo mahaba-haba pa iyong time for applying for U.S. visa."

Now comes the exciting part. Have LJ and Paulo decided on the baby's name?

"Wala pa po, e," replied LJ. "Usapan namin before, bago pa malaman gender, pag babae, e ako magbibigay. Pag lalake, siya. Pag babae nga sana, e Summer!"

PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE. Like any mother-to-be, LJ feels nervous about the impending delivery. "Kasi pag hindi mo alam kung tama ba ginagawa mo sa preparations for the baby and nakakatakot," she said.

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Regarding the future, LJ said that after giving birth, she and Paulo would make concrete plans including the start-up of their own business. "'Tapos ako, tatapusin ko school ko at aalagaan si baby," said LJ.

When asked to give a message to their fans, Paulo went first. "Sa mga nabigla at nagulat, siyempre ganyan talaga at dumarating talaga sa buhay natin na nabibiyayaan tayo ng isa pang buhay na kailangan alagaan at kailangan bantayan. Sana po patuloy pa rin suporta ninyo at abangan niyo pagbalik namin, siyempre makikita niyo ang baby namin."

"Maraming salamat po sa mga nakaintindi," LJ added. "Hindi naman po namin sinasabi na tama iyon lahat. Sana continue to pray for us and for our baby, and maraming-maraming salamat!"


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