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Top of the Morning: Iya Villania and Drew Arellano Expecting First ChildPlus, Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano finally hints at pregnancy, Pope's Easter message, and more!
1. Iya Villania and Drew Arellano are pregnant!
The excited soon-to-be parents both announced on Easter Sunday via their Instagram posts that they already have a bun in the oven. "I found an EGG... and FERTILIZED it! Hahahahaha! Wohoooooooo! Happy Easter it is!" Drew wrote as his caption for a photo of him pointing to a drawing of an egg on Iya's belly. Iya, on the other hand, posted the same photo and captioned it with a "Happy Easter" greeting. They also used the hashtags #EggSpecting, #Eggscited, and #ComingSoon. The two have been very vocal about trying for a baby since the year started. They have been married for two years. (pep.ph)
2. Chynna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano expecting baby in April
Last Wednesday, Kean Cipriano posted a photo on Instagram which finally put the pregnancy rumors to rest. His wife Chynna and he are positively expecting -- in the group pic, Chynna's baby bump is in full display. While there is still no direct confirmation from the couple, a source tells Pep.ph that their first baby, a girl, is due to arrive in April. This will be the first girl in the family for the Calla Lilly musician, who has three brothers. Kean and Chynna have always been hush-hush about their private life, and they surprised everyone by getting married in the New Year. Congratulations! (pep.ph)
3. Pope Francis's Easter message champions love
The Pope encouraged everyone to use "weapons of love" to fight the evil of "blind and brutal violence" of terrorist attacks such as the one that struck Brussels recently. "May he (the risen Jesus) draw us closer on this Easter feast to the victims of terrorism, that blind and brutal form of violence which continues to shed blood in different parts of the world," Pope Francis said, speaking from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica. ""With the weapons of love, God has defeated selfishness and death," he added. The Pope, as well heads of different countries around the globe including the Philippines, had condemned the terrorist attack in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured several others. (gmanetwork.com)
4. James Van Der Beek is a dad againADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW
The former Dawson's Creek star has recently welcomed his fourth child, a daughter whom they named Emilia, with wife Kimberly. "Happy to share that two days ago, Kimberly and I were lucky enough to welcome a little baby girl into the world," James Van Der Beek captioned an Instagram post announcing the arrival of his daughter. The photo shows his wife and kids, Olivia, 5, Joshua, 4, and Annabel, 2, admiring the new addition to their family. Congratulations! (people.com)
5. Voltron is coming to your screens again
Voltron: Defender of the Universe will be coming back to the small screens -- or, should we say, an incarnation of it is. The popular '80s anime action drama about five individuals who operate big cat robots and form one huge giant robot is back is getting a "reimagined" series with Voltron: Legendary Defender, set to debut online via video streaming this June 10. This time, DreamWorks Animation is behind the production and it will be aired exclusively on Netflix, the two companies announced in January this year. (To see more updates, such as the first look on the pilots, check out Voltron's Twitter feed here.) will start streaming on June 10. (mashable.com)ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW