Kapamilya Snaps: Celebrities share how their 2023 started

It is said that how you began the New Year somehow gives a hint on how your entire year will fare or how you’re going to live it. Whether you believe it or not, we are all surely looking forward to start a fresh chapter, right?

And for the celebrities listed in this Kapamilya Snaps feature, 2023 apparently commenced great as some immediately went back to work, while others extended their well-deserved vacation to spend more time with their loved ones. Read on to find out!

Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano introduced Baby Rosie

After nine months of eagerly waiting, Jessy and Luis finally welcomed their firstborn Isabella Rose Tawile Manzano, who they fondly call “Peanut.” The happy and proud first-time parents shared glimpses of their daughter through the snaps they uploaded on Instagram, without completely revealing her face yet. They also gave us a tour around the charming nursery at their current abode through Jessy’s latest vlog.

Janine Gutierrez looked back on her Kapamilya journey so far

It has already been two years since Janine became a Kapamilya. And as her latest project – Dirty Linen  is about to premiere on January 23, she couldn’t help but be nostalgic about her journey in ABS-CBN in her IG post featuring her castmates in the upcoming series. She expressed her gratitude to Dreamscape Entertainment that produced her first Kapamilya teleserye Marry Me Marry You and iWantTFC Original series “Sleep With Me.”

She also uploaded a video on her YouTube channel with her younger brother Diego as they played the fun and exciting Truth or Sing.” 

Anne Curtis went on a series of adventure in Australia with her family

The It’s Showtime host and her beloved little family spent the holidays in Australia, wherein they went on a series of fun and thrilling adventures. Aside from taking Baby Dahlia on a hiking trip, she and husband Erwan Heusaff also allowed her to “make friends with the locals,” which were the wildlife animals being fostered at the Cradle Mountain National Park in Tasmania.

At the same time, Anne was able to get back to running as well after three years, as she proudly shared that she got to cover 10 kilometers.

Kathryn Bernardo and family celebrated Mommy Min’s birthday

Apart from the New Year, Kathryn’s family celebrated another significant occasion on the first week of 2023 – Mommy Min’s birthday! Kathryn seemed to have treated her mother and her niece Lhexine to a spa date, based on the carousel of pictures that she shared on IG. They were later on joined by her other siblings and her dad in a family photo.

Jodi Sta. Maria introduced the newest member of their family, Naia

The award-winning The Broken Marriage Vow actress started the year by sharing the conclusion of their family trip to Japan. In a set of photos that she uploaded on IG, they were seen having a tea ceremony in Kyoto with a tea master named Aya Ito while they were all cladded in kimono.

Jodi then went on to touch the hearts of everyone as she introduced the stray kitten she found upon their arrival at NAIA and eventually decided to adopt, which she named Naia (pronounced as na-ya). In her latest post as of this writing, she chronicled her and Naia’s ganaps on their first day together and promised to keep us updated.

Nadine Lustre immediately went on her first beach trip for this year

 Being a certified beach babe that she is, Nadine kicked off the year by hitting the beach on the first week of 2023. She posted stunning photos of her captured by her friends during their trip in Siargao – the first one being a snap of her while having a stroll at the shore, while the other one of her showing her pouty lips while in the front seat of a car.

Andrea Brillantes was ultimately fabulous during her fashion shoot in Dubai

Followers of Andrea indeed gushed over how mesmerizing she was during her recent fashion shoot held in the deserts of Dubai. She shared two behind-the-scene images of her in one post wherein she’s seen doing wacky poses while the staff were busy fixing her enormous pink gown. She captioned it, “Manifesting for bigger and brighter opportunities.”

Andrea then also uploaded another pic of her dressed in a shimmering appliqued gown that truly made her brighter than the desert sun.

Liza Soberano marked her milestone 25th birthday with a few snaps from a pictorial

As she turned 25 last January 4, Liza wowed fans when she posted a set of snaps, which, according to her, “is a sneak peak of something special I shot with the [Careless] team back in December at Joshua Tree”.

She also received a sweet, special message from her reel-and-real life sweetheart Enrique Gil, who posted a birthday tribute for her by sharing some of their most recent moments together and wrote, “We might be worlds apart, but you’ve never been closer to my heart. To the most beautiful soul in the world. To my best friend and baby (red heart emoji) i love you so much”.

Dimples Romana started the year by fondly talking about her children

The The Iron Heart actress started the year right for her and son Alonzo as they spent quality bonding time at their family farm in Alfonso, Cavite. According to her, she wanted her son, who’s turning 8 next month, to experience different firsts just like her firstborn Callie.

And speaking of daughter, Dimples proudly announced a few days after that Callie just passed her very first Commercial Pilot Exams in Australia for Aerodynamics. She shared a set of throwback pictures of Callie when she was only 4 or 5 years old and talked about how proud she and her husband Boyet Ahmee is that she’s living her own dreams.

John Prats had a pretty busy first week of January

It’s just the beginning of 2023 but John’s schedule seems to be already packed. Magandang Buhay guested him as he marks his 30th anniversary in the local entertainment industry this year, with surprise appearances from his friends Sam Milby and Pooh who dropped by to personally greet him.

He also continues his stint as one of the mentor-judges of It’s Showtime’s “Girl On Fire” segment, while already gearing up for Moira Dela Torre’s upcoming concert in February as its director.

Pia Wurtzbach continues her well-deserved break in the United Kingdom

The year 2022 had been a busy one for Pia. Thus, it was indeed inevitable for her to experience burnout, which she confessed in one of her recent IG posts.

“Before this trip, I was getting really burned out cos I didn’t take a break after the marathon. I kept going as usual and kept filling up spaces in my calendar thinking it was the right decision. ‘Laban lang!’ as we’d always say. That turned out to be the wrong move,” Pia opened up.

Kaila Estrada started the year with some “me time”

Another Kapamilya star to have a hectic 2022 is Kaila, whose appearances in Viral Scandal and Maalaala Mo Kaya were lauded and commended due to her brilliant portrayals. Thus, she started the year right by rewarding herself with a new hairstyle and a skin spa treatment. She also shared snaps from her “golden” photoshoot.

Kyle Echarri celebrated the holidays with his loved ones in the United States

For the holidays, Kyle returned to his hometown in Orange County, California to celebrate with his family and other loved ones. He got to bond with his Daddy Joe by going on a ride in their motorcycles, as well as with his beloved baby sister Bella who just turned 12 recently.

Jayda Avanzado welcomed 2023 in Beverly Hills, California

This year is seemingly bright for Jayda as she truly lit up the town with her splendor in the set of photos of her captured in Beverly Hills, California that she uploaded on IG.

The promising singer-actress also shared two groufies with her castmates in her upcoming first-ever series Teen Clash, which she will star alongside Aljon Mendoza, Markus Paterson, Fana, Bianca de Vera, Gail Banawis, Ralph Malibunas, Kobie Brown, and Zach Castañeda, among others.

Jameson Blake quickly get back to work on the first week of the year

After taking some time off during the holidays to think and re-evaluate himself and be aligned with his goals again, Jameson quickly get back to work on the first week of 2023. He captioned one of his posts, “Officially back to work and ready to grind again.”

He has already made appearances on It’s Showtime as a “Girl On Fire judge” and on ASAP Natin ‘To as among its regular performers.

How about you, Kapamilya? How’s your 2023 going so far?