Baby Zia Dantes wishes to have a baby brother.
This was revealed by her mom Marian Rivera at the presscon of Super Ma’am last September 11, at the Le Reve Pool and Events Place.
"Ang hiling niya, baby brother raw," said the wife of Dingdong Dantes, smiling.
But she can't get pregnant this year.
Marian assured GMA that "baby number two project" will happen after her action fantasy drama series, which will premiere on September 18.
"Tatapusin ko ‘to at after nito, malay mo. At saka, kahit naman gustuhin ko, kung hindi pa ipagkaloob ng Panginoon, wala akong magagawa.
"Pero wishing talaga kami na sana."
The last time PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) interviewed Dingdong, the Alyas Robin Hood star joked that anytime, he and Marian can give Zia a baby brother or sister.
Marian quipped, “Ay ayoko, ang dami kong fight scene rito," referring to Super Ma'am.
"Hindi naman siya ang nagbubuntis, ako ang nagdadala. Kaloka siya, demanding!"
Then turning serious, she continued, "Huwag muna.
"Kasi sabi ko rin naman, kailangang tapusin ko. Kasi nahihiya rin naman ako sa GMA.
"After ng Rich Man’s Daughter, buntis ako nun, hindi ko natapos ang trabaho ko.
"So dito, hindi naman puwede. Kasi kailangang ibalik mo yun sa GMA, ang tiwala nila sa akin."
It can be recalled that she was replaced by Rhian Ramos in The Rich Man's Daughter, which aired in May 2015.
Marian confirmed her pregnancy in March 2015.
PRIORITY. For now, their focus will be on Zia, who, at a young age, already has fans.
In fact, during their recent trip to Paris, France, where the little one did some flower-girl duties, a lot of Pinoy wanted a picture with her.
"Okey lang, ganun talaga," Marian said.
"Nakakatuwa nga, yung anak ko napaka-friendly. Kaway nang kaway kahit kanino. Sabi ko nga, hindi ako ‘yan. In fairness sa anak ko, friendly!"
Where did Zia inherit her friendliness?
“Ay, kay Dong yun! Pero yung pagiging sweet sa akin.
“Hayaan niyo na para meron namang character na nakuha si Zia, kasi lahat na lang, sa akin. Bigay niyo na sa asawa ko ang isa.”
The adorable baby who is turning two on November 23 nailed her first walk as a flower girl during Drs. Vicki Belo and Hayden Kho Jr.'s wedding.
Marian continued, “Oo, at saka mabait talaga, masunurin siya. Pina-practice siya ng Tatay niya.
"Nag-stop lang siya nang may tumawag ng pangalan niya."
How do they find time for her now that both of them are working?
“Si Dong talaga ang super busy talaga bilang may movie na siya, may soap pa siya.
“So ako talaga ang nag-a-adjust.
“E, ang taping ko naman MWF [Monday, Wednesday, Friday] so every other day, nandoon naman ako para kay Zia.”
But those days the two of them couldn't be with Zia, they would ask help from Dingdong's mom, Mrs. Angeline Dantes.
Marian ended, “After nito, pupunta ko sa bahay ng biyenan ko. Susunduin ko ang anak ko, uuwi na kami. Kasi bukas, may trabaho ulit ako.”