LOOK: Dingdong holds baby Letizia


Posted at Nov 23 2015 07:13 PM | Updated as of Nov 23 2015 09:30 PM

MANILA -- Actor Dingdong Dantes can't help but share his happiness now that he is a father.

Hours after his wife, actress Marian Rivera gave birth to their daughter, Maria Letizia, Dantes shared his thought as a father.


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"Twenty-three November, 2015: The day God decided to deliver His most precious gift. This morning, I witnessed a miracle... and during that moment, I realized that my life would never be the same again. As we welcome this new graceful chapter with open hearts, we thank everyone who prayed with us through this sweet journey. Friends, say hello to our Maria Letizia," he wrote.

On Monday morning, Rams David, the manager of Rivera, confirmed that the actress had given birth.

READ: Marian Rivera gives birth to first child

David posted a photo of his text conversation with Rivera's husband, actor Dingdong Dantes, who confirmed the news to him.

According to Dantes, Rivera gave birth at exactly 5:25 a.m. Monday.

"Thank God they are both safe and okay," Dantes said.

The celebrity couple tied the knot at a grand church wedding ceremony City last December 30.