Father’s Day blessing: James Yap, Italian GF bare baby’s name

  • PBA player and Italian girlfriend Michela Cazzola finally disclosed their baby’s name
  • The child will be named after their own names
  • Cazzola also revealed her family will be arriving in Manila, and are excited to see the baby

MANILA, Philippines – Happy Father’s Day, James Yap.

During a baby shower held over the weekend, the basketball player and his Italian girlfriend Michela Cazzola proudly revealed the name of their firstborn.

According to the couple, the baby’s name will be Michael James—a combination of their own names.

With six weeks to go before she’s due, Cazzola also said her family will be arriving this week as everybody—especially her father—is excited.

“My father is excited because I’m the only child and it’s a boy, so he’s really excited,” she told ABS-CBN.

Cazzola added she felt fine and did not experience morning sickness throughout her pregnancy.

The child will be Cazzola’s first but Yap’s third one.

Aside from his son (Bimby) with ex-wife Kris Aquino, Yap also has another child from a previous relationship.

Cazzola, a long-time employee of the Asian Development Bank, met James during a corporate outing and began dating in 2012.

Last February, the Italian beauty confirmed that she was indeed pregnant and is expected to give birth either in August or September.

She also said she and Bimby have an amicable relationship and thanked Aquino for allowing them to go out together. The pair often watch Yap’s games together, with Bimby occasionally asking her to cook carbonara and other Italian fare.

For her part, Aquino said the most important thing is she is nice to her son.

“She’s nice to Bimb and that’s the most important,” she said. “As long as she’s good to my son, she’s okay with me.”