Ethel Booba was emotional when she announced on live TV that she is expecting her first child.
The 42-year-old singer made the announcement on It's Showtime last Friday, November 15.
Ethel's best friend and one of the show's main hosts Vice Ganda teased the singer about remaining single while working on her song under TNT Records. This was part of her prizes for emerging as champion at the Tawag Ng Tanghalan: Celebrity Edition.
Vice Ganda told her, "Nakalagay sa kontrata, kapag nagkaroon ka ng single, single ka din!"
Ethel quickly replied, "Ay, ano ba iyan, hindi puwede! Magiging triple na nga, e!"
It's Showtime co-hosts Karylle, Teddy Corpuz, Jugs Jugueta, Ryan Bang, Kim Atienza, and Vhong Navarro initially thought the announcement was a joke.
Ethel continued, "Ano ba iyan, naiiyak ako. I'm happy for the gift of life that I'm having with now."
The Tawag Ng Tanghalan: Celebrity Edition grand winner further added, "Kaya nahihirapan akong kumanta, parang lalabas ang bahay-bata ko... "
Ethel said it was Vice Ganda who urged her to make the announcement.
For his part, Vice Ganda explained, "Sabi ko kasi sa kanya, ang Pilipinas ngayon, punung-puno ng bad news kaya pag merong mga good news silang naririnig, nagbubunyi talaga ang Pilipinas.
"Nung na-engage si Angel Locsin, nagbunyi ang Pilipinas. Nung na-engage si Sarah Geronimo, nagbunyi ang Pilipinas.
"Nagka-jowa ako, maraming nagbunyi. Nagbuntis si Anne Curtis, maraming nagbunyi.
"Parang lahat tayo, takam na takam sa good news, kaya kung may good news ka, kung gusto mo i-share, i-share mo kasi gusto namin ng good news."
Hence, Ethel decided to reveal she's already six months pregnant.
"Double celebration. Double congratulations to me," she said. "Oo, siyempre ito na nga, six months."
She added, "Pasensiya na, hindi ako makabuga [sa pagkanta] kasi ang sakit talaga ng puson ko."
Vice Ganda congratulated Ethel for her new blessing and expressed his excitement to become the godparent.
He told Ethel, "Congratulations! We're so happy for you."
Ethel recently confirmed in an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda that she is in a relationship with her non-showbiz boyfriend, Jessie Salazar.