MANILA, Philippines – Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco are back together and are expecting baby number 2!
On Friday, September 30, Melai announced on Magandang Buhay, a show she co-hosts with Karla Estrada and Jolina Magdangal, that she is pregnant. (READ: Melai Cantiveros says she will fight for ‘greatest love’)
“May bago kaming blessing mag-asawa ni Jason at magiging ate na si Mela… Ten weeks akong pregnant,” she told the audience.
(Jason and I have a new blessing and Mela is going to be a big sister… I’m 10 weeks pregnant.)
Melai shared that her and and Jason’s 2-year-old daughter Mela was the first to find out about her pregnancy, then Jason was the second. Both were very happy about the news, she said.
Later on the show, Jason and Mela appeared, with Jason telling Melai, “Mahal na mahal ko kayong dalawa tsaka si baby, si Baby Future.” (I love the both of you and baby, Baby Future.)
In response, Melai said, “Papang thank you for always being there for me at kay (for) Mela. And thank you for understanding. Mahal na mahal ka namin ni Mela, kahit ano pang mangyari (Mela and I love you, no matter what happens).”
Melason’s relationship status
Before she announced her pregnancy, Melai was asked how her heart was doing. “Dati kasi may namumuong low pressure area. Ngayon, talagang nilabas na, nilabas na ang low pressure area, ngayon, sunshine na siya,” Melai joked.
(Before, there were low pressure areas forming. Now, it’s out, the low pressure area is out, and now, there’s sunshine.)
Melai and Jason’s relationship problems were revealed in July, when Jason posted a message on Mela’s Instagram account that said he wasn’t happy about Melai’s onscreen romance on the now-defunct series We Will Survive.
When Jolina asked Melai if Melason – the nickname for Melai and Jason’s love team – still existed, Melai answered yes.
“Siyempre naman… Meron talaga Melai and Jason. Sobrang mahal na mahal namin ang isa’t isang mag-asawa, talagang napagtagumpayan namin yung mga pagsubok na dumarating, kasi siyempre, sa mag-asawa, ganoon talaga,” said Melai.
(Of course… There is really a Melai and Jason. We love each other so much , and we really overcame the challenges we faced, because of course, as a married couple, that’s how it is.)
Melai continued, saying that she and Jason had made a promise to the Lord when they got married.
“Una kaming nahiya kay Lord. Tapos pangalawa na ang sa aming sarili at sa anak namin, kasi talagang dapat hindi niyo gawin ito [break up] pag sagrado yung kasal eh. Kaya talagang pinush namin na maging okay kami.”
(We were first ashamed before the Lord. Then, second, to ourselves and our daughter, because you really shouldn’t do this [break up] if your marriage is sacred. That’s why we really pushed for us to be okay.)
Jason and Melai met on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up in 2009 and got married in 2013.
After Jason’s series of Instagram posts in July, Melai later became emotional on Magandang Buhay, saying that she would fight for Jason, because he was her “forever.
In May, the couple addressed breakup rumors, saying that nothing can separate their family. – Rappler.com