Celebrity couple Neri Naig and Chito Miranda have finally introduced their daughter Pia.
Neri uploaded their family portrait on her Instagram account on Monday, December 13, 2021.
The photo was taken by Nice Print Photography to commemorate Neri and Chito's 7th wedding anniversary.
For the caption of her post, the actress/entrepreneur penned a sweet message for Chito and wrote (published as is), "Happy 7th year wedding anniversary, Dad! I love you so much!
"You are the best Dad and the best husband! Wala na kaming mahihiling pa. Thank you for making us happy EVERYDAY.
"Palagi mo kaming pinapatawa at hindi mo nakakalimutang ipakita kung gaano mo kami kamahal. SEVEN YEARS NA? WOW! matibay tibay helmet ko, haha! Joke lang! Mahal na mahal na mahal kita!!!"
The netizens were drawn to the young girl in the family portrait and flooded the comments section of Neri's post with all sorts of speculations.
Neri immediately put rumors to rest by making the clarification in the comments section of her post.
She wrote, "Thank you sa pagmahahal at pagbati sa aming anibersayo [emoji] Ramdam ko ang pagmamahal po ninyo.
"At sa mga Maritess, Pia is our daughter. Every child deserves a home and love. Period. Ok na? Gets na iyan?
"Grabe ang pagiging tsismosa ng ibang tao. Nahusgahan at nagawan na ng mga kwento. [emoji] Merry Christmas! [emoji]"
On the same day, Chito also uploaded a photo of him and Neri with Alfonso and Pia. In his caption, the Parokya ni Edgar frontman expressed how grateful he is to have a loving and happy family.
He wrote, "I just love having a family. [emoji] Sobrang enjoy lang. Para kang may permanent barkada na kapakanan at kaligayahan lang nila ang priority mo.
"It makes everything in life so simple. I had no idea it would be this much fun. [emoji]"
Chito also took the opportunity to advise his followers not to mind people who are pressuring them to have a family.
The rockstar wrote, "Well, actually, sinabihan na ako dati ng pinsan ko na super saya nga daw, pero I guess wala pa sa sistema ko dati kasi I was young, and had different priorities.
"Kanya-kanyang timing lang talaga, I guess...and you should never let anyone (including your parents at yung makulit mo na Tita), rush you into things.
"Yung mga tipong 'o...bakit di ka pa mag-asawa?' or 'o...di pa ba kayo magbe-baby?' [emoji]
"You'll know when you're ready. And when you eventually are, sobrang saya ng experience kasi yun na mismo yung gusto mo sa buhay. [emoji]"
Chito also underscored the importance of following your own passions.
He added, "Kung hindi pareho yung trip mo sa trip ng iba, at may iba kang gusto sa buhay (example, maging single for life at mag-travel lang forever), don't let anyone pressure you into doing something else.
"Life should be fun, at ikaw lang ang tanging nakaka-alam at makakapagsabi kung ano ang magpapasaya sayo. For me, more than anything, eto na yun. [emoji]"
The comments section of his post was also filled with inquiries about Pia.
Like Neri, Chito also clarified that Pia is their adopted daughter and confirmed that they are now in the process of officially adopting her.
Chito wrote, "@mrs.priya25 yup...she will soon be [emoji] as we are in the process of making her ours, officially. [heart emoji]"
Prior to this, Pia has also appeared in several posts on Neri and Chito's respective Instagram accounts.
This includes Chito's birthday greeting for Alfonso in November 2021...
...and his Halloween post last October 31, 2021, where the family donned Squid Game costumes.
Neri and Chito got married in December 2014.
Two years later, they welcomed their first baby, Miguel Alfonso, who is now five years old.