• Top of the Morning: Marian Rivera Speaks Up About Giving Birth and Being A Mom

    Plus, see the adorable photo of Princess Charlotte, now almost seven months old!
  • 1. Marian Rivera speaks up for the first time about giving birth and being a first-time mom

    On Sunday Pinasaya, November 29, Marian Rivera had her very first interview after welcoming Baby Zia last November 23. When asked how she feels now that she's already a mom, she replied: “Ay, naku, alam mo yung pakiramdam na hindi mo maipaliwanag! Kapag tinititigan ko yung anak ko na, ‘Wow, thank you, Lord, binigyan Niyo ako ng napakasayang biyaya na walang kapantay talaga." The Kapuso primetime queen labored for 18 long hours, so she also took the opportunity to thank everyone who prayed for her and her baby's safety. “Gusto ko rin kunin ang pagkakataon na magpasalamat sa lahat ng nagdasal para sa aming dalawa ng anak ko na maging safe kaming dalawa. Thank you kasi naging malaking tulong talaga na nakaya ko ang pagli-labor, dyusko Lord!” she quips. Marian said the pain and struggle of giving birth was all worth it when she saw her baby. (pep.ph)

     

    2. Hello Princess Charlotte!

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    Princess CharlottePhotos from The British Monarchy/Facebook

    The British Monarchy released two new photos of Princess Charlotte, which were taken by her mom, Duchess Katherine, at their home in Norfolk. This is the only time the public has seen the princess after her Christening. According to the British Monarchy's official Facebook post, "The Duke and Duchess continue to receive warm messages about Princess Charlotte from all around the world and they hope that everyone enjoys these lovely photos as much as they do." Princess Charlotte turns seven months old tom! (people.com)


    3. Ikea opening in the Philippines?
    Yes, finally! The furniture store that's known for its ready-to-assemble Scandinavian-style furniture is said to be opening its first store in Manila in five years' time. That's according to Mike King, retail manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, who is looking for business partners in Vietnam and the Philippines.  "The two new branches will possibly be erected within five years," he told Thailand's The Nation. Ikea predicts that the Philippines has 24 million customers yet to be tapped and served. (manila.coconuts.co)

     

    4. Reality stars Ice-T and Coco welcome first child

    Ice-T and Nicole "Coco" Austin had welcomed their first child, Chanel Nicole, on Saturday, November 28. "Surprise!!! Look who came early!! Welcome the arrival of Chanel Nicole," Austin announced via Twitter. Chanel Nicole was born at 11:47 a.m. in Engelewood, New Jersey, weighing five pounds, seven ounces, and measuring 18 inches long. The reality stars announced the baby news back in July. While this baby is the first for the couple, Ice-T is already a dad to his adult children Tracy and Letesha from previous relationships. (people.com

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    5. Comic couple Jordan Peele and Chelsea Peretti are engaged
    Former half of the show Key and Peele, Jordan Peele, and Brooklyn Nine-nine's Chelsea Peretti are engaged! Last Saturday, they announced their engagement on Twitter. "My fiance (lololol) @JordanPeele proposed to me last night during the family talent show loll," Peretti tweeted. Peele only answered her tweet with a diamond ring emoticon. After which the couple was flooded with a slew of well wishes from their followers and even fellow stars Mindy Kaling and Jason Mitchell. The two have been dating for more than two years now. Congratulations! (people.com)

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