MANILA – Singer-actor Franco Laurel is excited to welcome his third child with Ayen Laurel, who was part of the ABS-CBN daytime soap “Ikaw Lang ang Iibigin.”
Franco admitted, however, that they were initially surprised that there will be another addition to their family.
“Actually, nagulat nga rin kami noong nabuntis siya, kasi akala namin na ‘yung huling baby namin, ‘yun ang huli,” he said in an interview with the entertainment website Pep.
“Super excited because a baby is always a blessing,” he added. “Napakasaya namin na magkakaroon ulit kami ng isa pang baby at babae. Her name is Lucia. Lucia means light.”
Ayen’s character in “Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin” was killed off because of the actress’ pregnancy.
Franco praised ABS-CBN’s Dreamscape for coming up with a dramatic exit for his wife in the series topbilled by Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson.
“Na-incorporate naman ‘yung pag-alis sa kanya. Kailangan siyang patayin doon sa teleserye. Ang ganda din naman ng pagpapaalam niya,” he said.
Ayen is set to give birth to a baby girl next month.