Over a year after officially becoming Mr. & Mrs. through an intimated wedding ceremony held in February 2021 at Lipa City, Batangas, I Can See Your Voice host Luis Manzano and wife Jessy Mendiola happily announced on Thursday, August 11, that they are expecting their first child!
It started with the couple posting on their respective accounts in Instagram, which they captioned: “A New Chapter.” While some of us probably already had an inkling on what it was going to be, we still looked forward with anticipation for their official announcement made through a 5-minute video uploaded on the actress’ YouTube channel.
The video, titled “A New Chapter,” was a montage of clips taken from their engagement and prenuptial shoot in 2020, their wedding in 2021, and the special photoshoot they had recently in a quaint chapel in Benguet – while snippets of their wedding vows could be heard in the background. It also contained the clip of the moment they found that they’re already pregnant, as well as photos capturing her baby bump and the ultrasound image of their forthcoming bundle of joy.
In one of her posts, the 29-year-old mommy-to-be disclosed the inspiration behind the concept video. She wrote:
“What a pleasant surprise!
We had planned for our church wedding this year but suddenly God gave us this wonderful blessing, proving time and again that God is the master planner.
No matter what your plans are, HE has a divine plan for you, one that is definitely BETTER than what you have imagined. His plan is always the best.
We decided to share this wonderful news with you through a video shot in one of God’s houses - a beautiful chapel in Benguet.
For now, our planned church wedding will have to take a backseat until our bundle of joy arrives. This is, by far, the best surprise we have received in our lives. Indeed, with God all things are possible. [sic]”
She also thanked their supporters for “being with us since day one”, as well as asked them to join her and Luis as they “enter this new journey in our lives as parents”.
As we look forward on following their pregnancy journey and seeing Baby Manzano a few months from now, let’s look back first on some of the couples’ precious moments together ever since they became officially in a relationship in June 2016, through their lovely photos in this gallery!
Congratulations on this newest milestone and blessing, Luis and Jessy!