Samantha Godinez-Valenciano gave birth to her first child with husband Paolo Valenciano earlier today, November 2, 2016, at 1:21 a.m.
The couple named their baby Nataleia "Leia" Martine.
She weighed 7.9 lbs.
In the Instagram account of @manilagenesis, the talent management company owned by Paolo's parents Gary Valenciano and Angeli Pangilinan, it mentioned that the first-time mom and baby are doing fine.
Gary, a first-time grandfather, remarked, "I'm speechless, dumbfounded... blessed... I remember Paolo...the day he was born."
Paolo, for his part, told Manila Genesis, "I'll never look at a mother the same way again. They are the superior species! I can't believe I'm a dad."
Meanwhile, Sam had a scary costume made for her baby in case she arrives before the Halloween.
Both Paolo and Sam's family were present during the latter's labor period.
BREAKING NEWS?Photographer/graphic designer Samantha Godinez-Valenciano gave birth to Nataleia Martine-- her first child with husband director/singer Paolo Valenciano on November 2 at 1:21am at an undisclosed hospital. Samantha is the daughter of sound expert Jaime and Gina (Tabuena) Godinez. Nataleia "Leia" Martine who weighed 7.9 lbs is the very first grandchild of the Godinez couple, as well as Paolo's parents, singer/performer Gary V and his wife Angeli (Pangilinan) Valenciano. "I'm speechless, dumbfounded... blessed... I remember Paolo...the day he was born," stated the new grandfather Gary V. New dad Paolo V said "I'll never look at a mother the same way again. They are the superior species! I can't believe I'm a dad," said first-time father Paolo who was crying the entire time his wife was giving birth. Present at the hospital while Samantha was in labor with Paolo by her side apart from their parents were their respective siblings, Gab and Kiana Valenciano as well as Alex and Mikel Godinez and some close relatives. Both the mother and the child are doing very well.
Paolo's wife Samantha is the daughter of Jaime and Gina Godinez, who happens to be the sister of Martin Nievera.
Gary's eldest son and Martin's niece tied the knot on February 7, 2013, at Manila Polo Club, Forbes Park, Makati City.