Bundle of joy: Rufa Mae Quinto confirms pregnancy with first child

  • Actress has confirmed she’s pregnant with her first child
  • She said she has been pregnant for 17 weeks now, wept happily after knowing the good news
  • She also said she has been resting heavily to avoid complications in her pregnancy

MANILA, Philippines – Congratulations, Rufa Mae Quinto!

The 38-year-old actress and comedienne confirmed her pregnancy by happily sharing several pictures of her baby bump on Instagram.

Quinto, who is engaged to be married to her fiancé Trev Magallanes, told Korina Sanchez during her Rated K interview that she is currently 17 weeks pregnant. She revealed that she wept with joy upon hearing the good news from her doctors who told her to rest to avoid any complications.

“Hindi ko naman kasi alam na bawal ka na palang gumalaw nang gumalaw kapag buntis ka. Kailangan lahat dahan-dahan lang. Hindi ka na basta basta puwedeng yumuko, kailangan may poise na,” she said.

[I didn’t know that it’s not good to be moving around when you’re pregnant. You always need to move carefully. You’re not allowed to just bend over, you must have poise.]

Quinto, who also said she experienced spotting during her second month of pregnancy because of her running, added she was initially nervous about not being able to bear a child given her age.

“Siyempre, ninerbiyos din ako kung mabibigyan ko talaga siya ng family kasi ‘yung age ko, ‘di ba, 38 years old? So, sabi ko, ‘Mabibigyan ko pa kaya ito ng anak?’” she said.

[Of course, I was nervous if I can still give him a family at my age. I asked myself, ‘Could I still give him a child?’]

Nevertheless, Quinto said she is very happy with her pregnancy.

“Ito yung moment na araw-araw wala kang emptiness ever,” she said.

{This is the moment that everyday you don’t feel emptiness ever.]