MANILA — Korina Sanchez and Mar Roxas consider the arrival of their newborn twins a “miracle,” having waited for a family milestone for nearly a decade after they got married.
The twins — a boy and a girl — were “born by surrogacy from our embryos,” according to Sanchez.
Sanchez, 54, and Roxas, 61, have made no secret of “trying very hard” to have children over the years. That they finally have babies of their own (Roxas has a 25-year-old son, Paolo, from a previous relationship), particularly past mid-life is an answered prayer which they had thought impossible at one point.
The “Rated K” host and senatorial candidate are not the only celebrities parents who welcomed a newborn past the age of 50. In photos, here’s a look at others who had a similar milestone:
MANILA MAYOR JOSEPH ‘ERAP’ ESTRADA
The former Philippine president was 52 when he and former actress Laarni Enriquez welcomed their second child, actor-model Jake Ejercito. They have two other children — Jerika, the eldest, and Jacob, the youngest. Instagram: @unoemilio
PRESIDENT RODRIGO DUTERTE
The country’s top official was 59 when he and partner Honeylet Avanceña welcomed their daughter, Veronica "Kitty" Duterte, in April 2004. Photo courtesy: Former Special Assistant to the President Bong Go
The late film icon was 73 when he and partner Zsa Zsa Padilla welcomed their second child, singer Zia Quizon, in September 1991. Instagram: @ziaquizon
The “Eat Bulaga” mainstay was 63 when his wife, fellow TV host Pauleen Luna, gave birth to their daughter, Talitha, in November 2017. Instagram: @pauleenlunasotto
The celebrity doctor was 59 years old when she and her husband, Hayden Kho, welcomed their daughter, Scarlet Snow, who was born by surrogacy in March 2015. Instagram: @victoria_belo