In an Instagram post with his daughter and fiancée Rikka Alyssa Cruz, JC de Vera wrote: “My strength. My happiness. My inspiration. My motivation. My Love. My Life.”
JC, who appears in the re-airing of The Legal Wife, kept his relationship private all this time, but ever since confirming the birth of Lana back in May 2019, these photos alone are clear proof that he’s ready to share his journey of being proud father. He even recounted on Tonight with Boy Abunda the moment he first held her in his arms.
WATCH: JC de Vera talks about his daughter Lana
He talked about never having held a newborn baby in his arms before. Yet when they were in the operating room, it all became natural for JC. “As in nakarga ko siya ng walang practice-practice,” he said while smiling from ear to ear. It was at that moment when he made a promise to his beautiful baby girl, “Poprotektahan ko ‘tong batang ‘to kahit anong mangyari.”
There’s no easy way to master parenting which is why JC prides himself on learning how to change diapers and even swaddling. His prize for these achievements? Seeing Lana’s smile first thing in the morning. Even people who follow him on Instagram know that he posts about her almost every morning.
“Magiging matured ka talaga, instant ‘yon,” was one thing he realized these past two months. As for his career, “work, work, work,” was all he could say because now he has a family to provide for. It’s a huge responsibility, but you can tell from the smile that never left his face, that JC is more than happy to take on this challenge.
WATCH: How fatherhood changed JC de Vera
JC and Rikka are set to tie the knot in a church wedding this year. He proposed to his non-showbiz girlfriend in Siargao in 2018. They had a much talked about pre-nuptial photoshoot at the Jones Bridge earlier this year that went viral. He also discussed his upcoming nuptials in a December 2019 interview on TWBA.
WATCH: JC de Vera shares details about his upcoming wedding with non-showbiz girlfriend
Catch JC in his first Kapamilya project in 2014, The Legal Wife, in its rerun weekdays on Kapamilya Gold.