After the release of his heartwarming vlog with partner Janella Salvador that introduced their bundle of joy Jude to the world, Markus Paterson revealed the reasons why they kept their journey of expecting their first child under wraps.
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In an interview with DJ Jhai Ho and fellow Rise Artists Vivoree, JC Alcantara, and Gigi de Lana on the virtual show We Rise Together on Wednesday, January 6, Markus said they initially feared how people would react to the news that Janella was pregnant and eventually gave birth.
“Sobrang natakot kami noong una kasi we knew that the world is harsh,” Markus said. “(It was) not the best environment. Well, now it is pero noong una, talagang we want to shield him (Jude) from everything, keep everything as quiet as possible.”
But seeing Jude made them realize that revealing him to the world was something they had to do and this made them truly happy.
“He’s out, he’s happy, he’s growing, he’s fat. And we’re happy and everything’s beautiful. It’s a beautiful way to start the year for everybody. And we thought na 2021, first page parang let’s leave everything out there,” Markus emphasized.
Introducing Jude, he added, has been “a huge weight off our shoulders.”
Markus said they didn’t expect warm public reception to their “Hey Jude!” vlog uploaded to their joint YouTube channel on Tuesday, January 5. As of this writing, the vlog has garnered 2 million views.
“Hindi talaga namin in-expect ‘yung reaction na ‘yon but I guess it was the perfect time na matagal na namin nakaplano. We’re just happy na maganda ang video, maganda ang introduction. I can’t wait for Jude to watch it and appreciate it,” Markus stressed.
As a first-time father, Markus described the joy he felt when he first saw his newborn.
“Ang hirap i-explain pero the moment na I saw him, parang a whole wave just took over my body. Na lahat ‘yung ibang priorities ko nawala. Like it went out of the window and everything is now for him and everything forever will be for this man I am holding in my arms. Hindi ako naiyak, hindi ako natawa, nakatulala lang akong nakatitig sa kanya for hours and until now, his smiles are the most beautiful thing in the world. Lahat ng hirap, lahat ng early morning wake up, it’s sobrang worth it ‘pag nakita ko mukha niya,” Markus said.
Catch more of the virtual chats with Markus, Vivoree, JC, and Gigi on We Rise Together in this video.