PEP YEARENDER 2022: Celebrities who welcomed babies this year

by Frances Karmel S. Bravo
Dec 25, 2022
celebrities who welcomed babies in 2022
These celebrities are celebrating Christmas with babies this 2022: (1st row, L-R) Dimples Romana, Angelica Panganiban, Cong TV, Gregg Homan and Angelica Panganiban; (2nd row, L-R) Sandra Lemonon and Sol Mercado, Ava Diaz, Melissa Gohing and Rocco Nacino, and Smoke Manaloto.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram

The year 2022 in Philippine showbiz records a number of first-time parents, among them Angelica Panganiban, Winwyn Marquez, and Cong TV.

And there are those, like couples Iya Villania-Drew Arellano, Jennylyn Mercado-Dennis Trillo, and Dimples Romana-Boyet Ahmee who have welcomed baby siblings to their older children.

Here's (Philippine Entertainment Portal)'s round-up of celebrity babies born in 2022 (so far):

Read also: PEP YEARENDER 2021: 37 celebrity babies we welcomed this 2021


Gerphil Flores with baby Gustavo

celebrities who welcomed babies: Gerphil Flores with baby Gustavo

On January 9, Gerphil Geraldine Flores, a German-Filipino classical crossover singer and Asia's Got Talent second runner-up, announced on Instagram that she and her husband Brad Libanan just had their first child, Baby Gustavo.

She wrote, "Starting the year 2022 with a new chapter in my life. My husband and I are thankful and blessed to have our little bundle of joy."



Japeth Aguilar and Cassy Naidas with baby Jasiah

celebrities who welcomed babies: Japeth Aguilar, Cassy Naidas with baby Jasiah

Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) player Japeth Aguilar and former beauty queen Marita "Cassy" Cassandra Naidas, welcomed their first child, Jasiah Matthias, on February 2.

Cassy wrote on Instagram, "He's the most beautiful person we've ever seen but we're probably a little biased... Up until the last minute, there were no dull moments. So grateful to God for a safe delivery and a healthy baby boy."

Greg Slaughter and Schinina Juban with baby Stelina

Greg Slaughter, Schinina Juban with baby Stelina


Another celebrity baby born on February 2 was Stelina, daughter of Fil-Am Rizing Zephyr Fukuoka basketball player Gregory William Slaughter and actress Schinina Juban.

Greg wrote on Instagram, "Thank you @schininaslaughter for giving me the best blessing of my life. I'm so happy you're here, Stelina!"

Jade Lopez with Baby Rohan

Jade Lopez, Rocky Siccion with baby Rohan

Starstruck Season 1 finalist Jade Hanzel Dimapilis Lopez and husband Rocky Siccion celebrated the safe delivery of their baby boy in February.

Jade wrote, "Our little man has arrived! On February 9, 2022, we were blessed with the arrival of Rohan Azurite L. Siccion... This baby boy is going to meet his ate Rinoa."

Anna Vicente with twin babies Alexandra and Isaiah

Anna Vicente with twins Alexandra and Isaiah


On February 23, Ang Dalawang Ikaw actress Anna Vicente gave birth to twins, Alexandra Isabella and Isaiah Paolo, her babies with her non-showbiz partner.

She shared, "Surprise! Here they finally are! My biggest blessings came earlier than expected. They were excited to go out so i had to be on Emergency CS last night."


Dionne Monsanto-STADLER with baby Sienna

Dionne Monsanto with baby Sienna

Former actress and Pinoy Big Brother 2 alum, Dionne Monsanto, and her Filipino-Swiss husband Ryan Stalder, welcomed their daughter Sienna on April 18, in Switzerland.

In a recent status update on Facebook, the mother of one wrote, "Now that I'm a mom, I love weekend even more. My husband is home and spends time with our daughter and I can drink my coffee/tea while it's hot."

Stephanie Sol with baby Eito

Stephanie Sol with baby Eito

The birth of Stephanie Sol's baby boy Eito Zane did not happen on the day he was expected on April 20, prompting the actress to write on Instagram, "No matter how much you plan, life will always find a way to surprise you!"

Cuddling her baby close to her breast, she expressed, "From conception to birth- you've brought so much joy and excitement into our lives and taught me how everything has its own time. Praise God for your life! I can't wait to make memories with you. Keep the happy surprises coming! I love you, kid."

Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo with Baby Dylan

Dennis Trillo, Jennylyn Mercado with baby Dylan


Kapuso artists Jennylyn Mercado and Dennis Trillo introduced their daughter Dylan on Halloween, which explained their appearance in the photo as Hershey's chocolates.

Dennis made the announcement six months after Dylan was born.

He reported: "We would like to announce that Jennylyn and I gave birth to a healthy baby girl last April 25, 2022, at about 5 PM. Baby 'D' weighs 5.7 lbs. and was delivered through caesarean procedure."

Angeline Quinto with Baby Sylvio

Angeline Quinto with baby Sylvio

Baby Aziel Sylvio is the child of Filipina singer and actress Angeline Quinto and her partner Nonrev Daquina. They welcomed their son on April 27.

A month after giving birth, Angeline shared on Instagram their family photo and wrote in the caption: "My little family [heart emoji] I'm very happy to start my own family with Nonrev and @babysylvio , at excited na kaming isama kayo sa aming journey."

Winwyn Marquez WITH baby Luna

Winwyn Marquez with baby Luna

"Our little princess, Luna Teresita Rayn," wrote beauty queen Winwyn Marquez on her Instagram account on April 30 to introduce her baby with her fiancé.

The identity of her non-showbiz partner was revealed during the christening of their daughter, and he turned out to be Winwyn's childhood sweetheart.



Ava Daza with baby Leonardo


Jellytime co-founder and The Sexytime Podcast host Ava Daza and her husband Luch Zanirato welcomed her first child on May 2.

Excited about baby Leonardo riding a plane for the very first time, Ava wrote, "traveling with a baby is such a ibg production but so worth the memories!"

Kryz Uy and Slater Young with Baby Sevi

Kryz Uy, Slater Young with baby Sevi

Lifestyle content creator Kryz Uy and Pinoy Big Brother: Unlimited winner and engineer Slater Young gave their first child Scott "Scottie" Knoa his younger brother Seven "Sevi" Kai on May 21.

In a YouTube vlog, the Cebuano couple recounted their birthing experience.

Kryz shared, "It's a lot less painful this time around. I don't know if it's mentally lang na mas prepared ako or less painful talaga siya the second time around."


Iya Villania and Drew Arellano with Baby Astro

Iya Villania, Drew Arellano with baby Astro Phoenix

Team Arellano's family of five got a new addition on June 4, when celebrity couple and TV hosts Iya Villania and Drew Arellano welcomed their fourth child, Astro Phoenix.

Iya declared it had been her "longest and most painful delivery," but was also the most special because it happened to be her first normal delivery.

"For this particular delivery, I was praying for His strength and courage every single morning hoping I'd finally get to experience it since we feel this will be our last pregnancy."

Sandra Lemonon and Sol Mercado with Baby Z

Sandra Lemonon with baby Z


Miss Universe Philippines 2020 top 16 finisher Sandra Lemonon and former PBA player Solomon "Sol" Jemuel Mercado named their first child Zaiah Rafael.

The caption on Sandra's social media announcement post simply read: "Pinkie vow, now and forever."

Dimples Romana with Baby Elio

Dimples Romana with baby Elio

Elio Juan Manolo, the baby of the "fAhmeely" of Dimples Romana and husband Boyet Ahmee, was born on June 24, their youngest in their now brood of three.

The Kapamilya actress said her pregnancy with baby Elio was the most challenging yet: "I have never had a child so strong na pagkalagay ko nung… di ba kapag nagnonood ka ng TV, nailagay ko yung elbow ko [sa may tummy], nasisipa niya. Akalain mo yun?"


Cong TV and Viy Cortez with Baby Kidlat

Cong TV, Viy Cortez with baby Kidlat

On July 5, the country's top YouTube vlogger crew, Team Payaman, rejoiced the birth of Zeus "Kidlat" Emmanuel—the son of members Lincoln Cortez Velasquez, better known as Cong TV, and his fiancée Viy Cortez.

Viy wrote on her Instagram account: "SUCCESS! WELCOME TO THE WORLD KIDLAT! [emoji] Kayong dalawa ang mundo ko [emoji] salamat Lord sa biyaya [emoji]"


KitKat with baby Uno

KitKat, Walby Favia with baby Uno


On August 3, comedienne and TV host KitKat and husband Walby Favia, were blessed with a healthy baby girl, Uno Asher.

Taking to Instagram to announce the good news, KitKat said, "My life is COMPLETE. THANK YOU LORD FOR THIS GREATEST BLESSING I PRAISE TRUST HONOR AND LOVE YOU OH LORD."

Arny Ross with baby Jordan

Arny Ross, Franklin Banogon with baby Jordan

Another August 3 birthday celebrant is Jordan Franco, the son of Bubble Gang actress Arny Ross and her husband Franklin Banogon.

Arny, writing about her pregnancy experience, intoned it "will be my greatest achievement, sa dami na ng nararamdaman ko ngayon, malabas ko lang si Baby ng safe, healthy and normal, haaaaayyyy napakasaya ko na!

"Ang dami na nangyari sa buhay ko, pero Lord iba 'to, Thank you so much for this greatest blessing…"

Smokey Manaloto with baby Kiko

Smokey Manaloto with baby Kiko

Actor Smokey Manaloto became a daddy at 51 years old, thanks to her partner who gave birth to their child, baby Kiko, on August 4.

Elated, Smokey announced the big reveal on TikTok: "Sabi nila, 'Wala ka nang pag-asa!' Sabi nila, 'Huli ka na sa biyahe.' Akala ko nga huli na. Hindi pa pala. Heto na yung something big na nangyari sa akin!"


Angelica Panganiban with Baby Bean

Angelica Panganiban, Gregg Homan with baby Bean


""Bean" waiting for you all my life," was the short but sweet message Angelica Panganiban wrote to welcome Amila "Bean" Sabine, born on September 20, 2022, her daughter with Gregg Homan,

A month into motherhood, Angelica wrote a promissory note to her daughter: "Pangakong ibibigay ko sayo lahat ng mga hindi ko naramdaman at naipagdamot sakin sa mundong ito at hihigitan ko pa sa kung saang mga bagay na pinalad ako."


Rocco Nacino and Melissa Gohing with baby Ezren

Rocco Nacino, Melissa Gohing with baby EZ

Maria Clara at Ibarra actor Rocco Nacino and professional volleyball player Melissa Gohing, welcomed their son Ezren "EZ" Raffaello on October 9.

In awe of his wife's parenting skills, Rocco wrote a heartfelt letter saluting the efforts of Melissa: "Many times you doubt yourself as a mother, but you just don't notice that you are doing everything right and without my guidance."

Ynna Asistio with baby Ava

Ynna Asistio with baby Ava

Ynna Asistio and husband Bully Carbonell were pleasantly caught by surprise by the sooner-than-expected arrival of their baby Ava Zafina on October 26, their biggest blessing of the year.

She related her birthing experience on social media, realizing how life changing it is and how amazing it is to be a mother: "First time I saw you baby nawala lahat ng pain you came so early pero ang perfect ng timing mo!"


On December 22, the Kapuso actress was "so joyful" to have Juan “Uno” Andres, her baby boy.

Rita also looked forward to celebrating her first Christmas with Uno and her non-showbiz partner.




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These celebrities are celebrating Christmas with babies this 2022: (1st row, L-R) Dimples Romana, Angelica Panganiban, Cong TV, Gregg Homan and Angelica Panganiban; (2nd row, L-R) Sandra Lemonon and Sol Mercado, Ava Diaz, Melissa Gohing and Rocco Nacino, and Smoke Manaloto.
PHOTO/S: Screengrab from Instagram
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