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"Our greatest blessing": Elisse Joson and McCoy De Leon present their baby girl

McCoy de Leon and Elisse Joson have announced that Felize is their baby girl.

The big reveal was made by the celebrity couple, known to their fans as McLisse, during their appearance on ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother: Kumunity Season 10 (PBB) on Sunday.

You will recall that Elisse, 25 and McCoy (26), first met in the PBB house in 2016. They became reel-to-real lovers.

McCoy shared their happiness with Big Brother during their guesting. He said that they are now very happy and plan to start a jewelry business.

The actor asked Kuya to be their godfather, and the girl was named after them both.

"Kuya, pwede po ba namin kayong gawin ninong as anak namin?" McCoy began.

Elisse then revealed, "Kami po ni McCoy, meron po kaming isang napakagandang at napakabait na baby girl."

They stated that even though they knew it was impossible to meet "Kuya" in person they decided to have him as their godparent, because they admire him.

McCoy said, "Alam namin na impossible na makita ka pero gusto ka namin tingalain bilang isang ninong, bilang isang godparent na punong puno ng wisdom kaya naisip po namin lumapit sa inyo."

PBB was also a big part of their story, and they expressed their gratitude.

"Naisip po namin, dito po kami nagsimula sa bahay ninyo," said McCoy. "Alam namin di expected pero itong programa ang nagtadhana sa sa amin patungo dito, na may family na kami."

The first-time mom called her daughter "our lucky charm" as well as "our greatest blessing".

The actress also spoke out about the feelings she felt as a new parent.

"Kapag naririnig ko po yung word na mother, ngayon iba na po talaga sa feeling. Iba yung pakiramdam na bilang anak ka lang. Ngayon iba na po yung tungkulin, iba na yung saya sa pagiging ina. Ngayon ramdam ko na po yung hirap, yung sarap, yung saya ng pagiging ina," she said.

Although they didn't give any details about the birth of their baby girl, the couple did mention that they were reuniting in August 2020. This was after their split in 2018.

They reflected on their year-long relationship breakup and how they felt resentful towards each other in a previous video.

"Isang taon din 'no na nagkahiwalay? Tapos sa isang taon na 'yun, nag-break tayo, malala. Tipong hindi tayo nag-uusap talaga, hindi nagpapansinan," disclosed Elisse.

 

Although they had not shared the reason for their separation, it was clear that the moment they were reunited, it was different and more "lovelier" than the first time.

"Ngayon masasabi ko talaga na iba. Iba compared sa kung paano kami nung beginning... Parang it was all surface, mababaw na masaya kayo, you go out, date kayo. Pero, especially tayo dumating at sa point nua 'yunnga, the nag-break. Na we hated one another, nagalittayo-sa isa-t-isa," Elisse said.

"Mas Naging Iba, the second time around, kasi Nanagkaroon ng Ganun. So ngayon, di na kami mababaw na happy-happy lang. It feels more real with Ngayon. This is our reality. This is how we deal with our partner.

After a long-distance relationship, Elisse flew to the USA in late 2013 to be with her family. They were reunited in Manila last July.


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