Paolo Valenciano, Samantha Godinez-Valenciano welcome baby girl
Nataleia Martine is the first child for the couple

CONGRATULATIONS. Paolo Valenciano and wife Samantha Godinez are now parents, with the birth of their daughter Nataleia. Screengrab from Instagram/@yosameti

MANILA, Philippines – Paolo Valenciano and wife photographer/ graphic artist Samantha Godinez  welcomed their daughter Nataleia Martine at 1:21 am, on Wednesday, November 2. 

The news was posted on the social media accounts of Manila Genesis Entertainment Inc.

“Photographer/graphic designer Samantha Godinez-Valenciano gave birth to Nataleia Martine – her first child with husband director/singer Paolo Valenciano on November 2 at 1:21am at an undisclosed hospital. Samantha is the daughter of sound expert Jaime and Gina (Tabuena) Godinez. Nataleia “Leia” Martine who weighed 7.9 lbs is the very first grandchild of the Godinez couple, as well as Paolo’s parents, singer/performer Gary V and his wife Angeli (Pangilinan) Valenciano,” the announcement said.



In the same announcement, Paolo expressed his joy over the birth of his daughter and his wife’s courage. His brother Gab and sister Kiana as well as Sam’s family were also present at the hospital.

“I’ll never look at a mother the same way again. They are the superior species! I can’t believe I’m a dad,” he said.

Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano posted this message on Twitter after the birth of her granddaughter.

So Gary and I are brand new grandparents to Nataleia Martine “Leia” Godinez Valenciano. 7.9lbs. Our family is extremely blessed! Praise God!”


Paolo and Samantha  announced they were expecting their first child earlier this year. (READ: Paolo Valenciano, wife Samantha Godinez expecting baby girl)

In an interview last June at the UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund) and Cebu Pacific event, Gary Valenciano said that his grandchild will call him “Papi.”

“‘Lolo’ is not applicable to me. It’s ‘Papi.’ So it’s ‘Papi Gary, Papi Gary V’,” he said.

Congratulations to the new parents and their happy families. Welcome to the world, Nataleia! –