Celebrity couple Lovely Abella and Benj Manalo are expecting their first child.
Lovely shared the baby news through a video on Instagram last Sunday night, January 22, 2023.
In the video, the 37-year-old comedienne is seen waking up her husband to share the good news. Benj is clearly surprised by his wife's revelation.
In the caption, Lovely expressed her gratitude for the blessing that has come to her and her family.
She wrote, "In GOD's Perfect TIME! MIRACLE HAPPENS! Grabe para akong himatayin ng oras na to, di ako makapaniwala bago ko ibigay sa Asawa ko @benj Napakagandang Blessing sa unang buwan ng 2023!
"After 15 years sa unang anak ko, at after 3 years na tintry namin ng Asawa ko tsaka palang binigay ni Lord..."
Lovely further revealed that she and Benj have been trying to have their own baby for about three years.
And the actress considers their first child a "miracle baby" given that her husband has a low sperm count.
She wrote, "Miracle Baby para sa amin knowing na mababa ang Sperm count ng asawa ko, kung kani kanino nadin ako nagtanong para mag paalaga dahil tumatanda na din ako turning 37 this year kaya mas takot na ako sa mga impossibleng mangyari sakin.
"Pero iba ang FAITH namin kay LORD lalo na ang Asawa ko ang dasal niya palagi na sana mabigyan niya kami ng anak at grabe PRAISE GOD napakaganda ng regalo mo samin. [emojis]"
Lovely asked her Instagram followers to pray for their baby's health.
"Lord Praying po na maging healthy siya at di po ako mahirapan and Please Pray for us po ni Baby [emojis]
"waiting na lang po kami sa Heart beat niya today siya po ay 5 weeks and 5 days [emojis]"
Lovely also told Instagram followers to be patient while waiting on God's perfect timing for whatever they are wishing for.
She wrote, "Sa lahat po ng nakakabasa nito, kahit anong hihilingin mo kay LORD ibibigay niya di man agad agad pero ibibigay niya sa Perfect time niya...
"Kaya wag ka mawalan ng pag asa, lalo mo higpitan ang Faith mo saknya dahil sigurado ako na ang pinagdadasal mo ay parating na [emojis]"
She ended her Instagram post with a Bible verse 1 Samuel 1:27 which reads, "For this child I prayed and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart."
Fans and colleagues have been sending their congratulations and well wishes to the couple in the comments section of Lovely's post.
Many became emotional seeing the couple's reaction in the video.
Iza Calzado, who is due to give birth later this month, commented, "Nakakaiyak!!! Congratulations!!! God is so good, Ga!!! You deserve all of the blessings!!! [emojis]"
Ara Mina wrote, "Naiyak naman ako [emoji] Congratulations! [emojis]"
Viy Cortez, who recently gave birth to her first baby, reacted, "Naiyak ako grabe [emojis] Congrats [emojis]
Camille Prats also shed tears of joy for Lovely.
She told her, "Kakaiyak beh [emojis] God is sooo amazing. He answers prayers at the His perfect time. Naiyak ako grabeeee congrats beh [emojis]"
Other celebrities who congratulated Lovely and Benj for their baby news are Bianca Umali, Valeen Montenegro, Jerald Napoles, Maui Taylor, Ryzza Mae Dizon, and Analyn Barro, among many others.
Lovely and Benj are celebrating their second wedding anniversary today, January 23.
Love already has a 15-year-old daughter named Crisha Kaye Coja, from her previous relationship.