Year 2020 has been a memorable year for all the wrong reasons.
But it has brought happy surprises as well, a reminder that hope truly springs eternal even in the worst of times.
Here's a quick look back on happy news from the world of showbiz in 2020:
Surprise Weddings in 2020
Megan Young and Mikael Daez get married twice
Showbiz fans were met with a delightful surprise early this year when long-time sweethearts Megan and Mikael finally tied the knot after almost 10 years.
Megan and Mikael had two wedding ceremonies to celebrate their union, one as intimate as the other.
The first ceremony was held on January 10, 2020, at the Calaruega Church in Nasugbu, Batangas, with only ten guests.
The second wedding on January 25 was held in Subic, Megan's hometown, with a select number of their loved ones in attendance.
Sarah Geronimo becomes mrs. Matteo Guidicelli
Fandom rejoiced when Sarah and Matteo announced their engagement in November 2019.
It was certain that their wedding would be one of the most highly anticipated showbiz events in the coming year.
Then on February 20, 2020, as quietly as possible, Sarah became Mrs. Guidicelli.
Their surprise intimate wedding, however, as meaningful though it was, still stirred some controversy.
In his Instagram post, Matteo summed up his big day this way: "A day full of pure love, honesty and genuine emotions. Yes, we got married. Mr and Mrs. Guidicelli."
KZ Tandigan, TJ Monterde's romantic "virtual" weddings
KZ and TJ caught their peers, friends, and fans off guard in October 2020 when they revealed they've actually been married for a month.
The OPM artists released a song together called "Can't Wait To Say I Do" on October 8.
Their music video began with KZ and TJ making their way to The Farm at San Benito in Batangas.
What appeared to be a quick getaway from the city was actually a trip to their wedding venue.
KZ and TJ exchanged wedding vows at the wellness resort on August 28. Their immediate families witnessed the ceremony through video conference.
Surprise Pregnancies in 2020
Assunta de Rossi GETS HER WISH
Among the pregnancies announced this year, Assunta's pregnancy was one of the most special ones.
Since getting married in 2002, Assunta had been praying for a child of her own.
She waited a long time until, at last, her prayer was answered. In May 2020, the actress revealed she was 14 weeks pregnant.
Phoemela Baranda pregnant again
At the age of 40, Phoemela got pregnant with her partner Jason Choachuy.
Phoemela's firstborn is 22-year-old daughter Kim. She had her when she was 19.
Surprise Babies in 2020
Sofia Andres introduces Baby Zoe
Zoe turned one on November 24. She had a colorful Cocomelon-themed birthday bash to celebrate it.
JC Santos, Carlo Aquino, and Alex Medina embrace fatherhood
Three actors entered fatherhood this year.
In March, JC introduced his daughter River Altheia on Instagram.
Alex was the third actor to surprise fans with news about becoming a father. He and his girlfriend Monique Tolentino welcomed daughter Allie in May 2020.
Regine Tolentino and Diana Zubiri welcome their third babies
Two celebrity moms surprised fans with news about having baby number 3.
Both pregnancies and births were celebrated privately.
Rosie is Regine's daughter with partner Dondi Narciso.
Diana was the second celebrity mom to make a low-key announcement about giving birth a third time.
She and husband Andy Smith welcomed baby Amira in September.