Gladys Reyes is now two months pregnant with her fourth child.
The first time she learned about it, she stalled making an announcement because her husband Christopher Roxas was then in the U.S.
She wanted Christopher to be the first to know.
"Ito yung pinakamahabang pagitan," she told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on the set of her current series Oh My Mama!
Their eldest son Christoph is now 10; their daughter Aquisha is 8; their youngest Grant is 6.
Laughing, the character actress added, "Unexpected blessing na nga ito, e.
"Pero siyempre happy kami, at least before I reach forty, naganap pa."
Gladys hopes it's a baby girl.
??I hope babae, pero si Christopher, kung lalaki, okay din sa kanya para daw nag-iisa yung girl namin.
"Kung girl, of course, happy kasi two boys, two girls."
CO-STAR AFFECTED BY HER PREGNANCY. Gladys doesn't see the need yet to take a break from showbiz.
Her pregnancy has not affected her pace or mood at all, but it once had an effect on Epy Quizon, one of her co-stars.
She related, "Si Kuya Epy sa taping, shinare ko yung pagkain ko sa kanya.
"Kinain niya, wala pa siyang alam, pero alam ko na.
"Alas singko ng hapon, si Kuya Epy, hilo, antok na antok!"
There's a Pinoy superstition claiming that a person who ate something given by a pregnant woman will feel sleepy.
"Ewan ko kung totoo yun pero parang totoo kasi si Kuya Epy, hilung-hilo sa antok.
"Sabi ko, 'Ganyan ka na ba kanina pa???
"Sabi niya, 'Hindi e, parang nung ano lang, e.'
"So hindi niya alam kung paano niya aalisin yung antok niya."
Isn't she going to take her maternity leave yet?
"Hangga't kaya ko!"
Good thing her role in Oh, My Mama! is "mabait," so she's more relaxed on the set.
"Hindi ko kailangang magalit, hindi ko kailangang manakit, it will take force, siyempre," Gladys said, laughing.
"May eksena man ako na iyakan, hindi masyadong mabigat 'tsaka alagang-alaga nila ako sa set."