MANILA — Former actress Karel Marquez and her businessman-husband Sean Fariñas welcomed their first child together on Wednesday afternoon.
On Instagram, Marquez shared a photo of her with her baby boy, Kobe Federico, who was born at 1:47 p.m. on June 19.
“We had our successful breastfeeding sesh just now too at 4:29pm and he is fast asleep na. I am so happy. Sharing my happiness with you all. Love you,” she wrote.
Marquez shared that she gave birth via emergency caesarean section, “and I am totally fine.”
“So happy there’s milk for him. I’ve been praying hard for this! O diba, I got time to post while he is asleep beside me at the recovery room,” she added.
When Marquez posed a maternity shoot in May, the pictorial was theme with colors purple and gold, “because of my husband’s love for Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers.”
Marquez and Fariñas got married in December 2016. The actress has credited Fariñas as a father figure to her two children from a previous relationship, Keiley and Kyler.
Marquez suffered a miscarriage in July 2017.