MANILA — Since her 2017 wedding with Erwan Heussaff, Anne Curtis has been asked left and right about their plans to have a baby, and often she would respond along the lines of waiting for “God’s perfect time.”
On Monday, however, the “It’s Showtime” host changed tune when asked yet again about the topic, during the press conference of the noontime program’s 10th anniversary celebration.
“I think I should take this opportunity [to say] that the press should stop asking that to any woman, because you don’t know what they’re going through,” she began.
“For me, it will happen in God’s time, and I think at any time I’m ready for it.,” Curtis said. “But I’m speaking for every woman. You don’t know what they’re going through.”
The 34-year-old actress went on: “I have a lot of friends who may be trying, and medyo nakakasakit when people keep asking them, ‘When are you going to have a baby?’ Maybe they just don’t want to have a baby.
“I hope you guys don’t take this the wrong way, but I think in respect to every woman, you should stop asking when they’re going to get married, why don’t they have a baby, or when they are going to have a baby.”
After Curtis answered, the reporter apologized, prompting the actress to say, “It’s okay.”
Her co-host and long-time friend Vice Ganda, who was seated beside her, then surmised that local showbiz may have normalized talking about the topic so candidly.
“Iyon ang isa sa nakasanayan na we should put a stop [to],” he said.
Curtis, one of the most visible celebrities in the Philippines, has been been open about aspects of her personal life through her widely followed social media channels. Seen daily on “It’s Showtime,” she has also spoken about pregnancy numerous times on the noontime program.
Notably in November 2018, Curtis and Vice Ganda shared an emotional moment when the comedian, in an unexpected message, said he was looking forward to seeing his real-life “sisterette” as a parent.