Going through various relationships in the past, Kaye Abad finally found the genuine and everlasting love she had been praying for and she truly deserves in husband Paul Jake Castillo, whom she met nine years ago on the set of Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Alyna.
And just after a year of tying the knot, they welcomed their adorable bundle of joy Pio Joaquin on December 22, 2017, which is also the birthday of Paul Jake.
In her media interviews, the 36-year-old actress has been always elated to share how she considers their firstborn a dream come true and an answered prayer for her.
“Kasi we were really trying after we got married na mag-baby kasi [nga] may hinahabol kami. So lagi akong nagpra-pray and then sabi ko, ‘baka pwede Lord, alam kong masyadong marami na akong hinihingi pero baka pwedeng bigyan mo ako ng baby soon’. As in every night ko talaga siya hinihingi,” she disclosed during her and her husband’s appearance in Magandang Buhay last year.
Besides, in one of her Instagram posts, she proudly imparted that their ‘botchokoy’, as what they fondly call their cuddly and cheerful baby boy, is indeed God’s birthday give for them by writing, “You are God’s bday gift to me and daddy. I knew i was pregnant few days before my bday. And u were born on daddy’s bday (sic).”
Despite being a first-time mom, Kaye also revealed that unlike other women who experienced a lot of pains, sickness, and difficulties during their pregnancies, she didn’t actually had a hard time, except that suffered from gestational diabetes on the 6th month. She was also able to prepare well because they have supportive and caring family and friends who consistently guided them, particularly her, all throughout.
When asked regarding the meaning behind their beloved Pio Joaquin’s beautiful name, she revealed that it’s actually because of her fervor for Spanish names.
“I wanted parang medyo Spanish name kasi Castillo ang last name. So nag-search kami sa internet [ng] mga Spanish name, tapos nakita namin Joaquin. And then sabi niya (Paul Jake), ‘O, JC na siya. Gawin na rin natin siyang PJC’ kasi PJC ang tawag sa kanya dito sa Cebu. So hanap kami ng “P” na Spanish name, [ang] lumabas Paulo, Pablo, Pio, etc.. Naisip namin, ‘O, Pio na lang kasi una, ang dad niya is Pio and then devotee ako ni Father Pio. Kaya Pio Joaquin,” she related.
Choosing to be hands-on parents to their bouncing baby boy, Kaye opted to temporarily leave show business and focus on taking care of their family. As he turned one year old last December, she is now delighted to go back to work and showcase her acting chops again through her teleserye comeback, Nang Ngumiti Ang Langit, wherein she takes on the role of the lowly Ella.
As we wait for the series’ pilot airing, you may go through this gallery to behold the cute kid who is making Kaye and Paul Jake smile their brightest ever since he was born.