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Alessandra de Rossi says she once offered to be surrogate for sister Assunta

Alessandra de Rossi shared that she once offered to be a surrogate for her sister Assunta de Rossi, at a time when the latter was struggling to conceive via in-vitro fertilization (IVF).

In a conversation with Toni Gonzaga on online talk show I Feel U, the Kita Kita actress shared: "Nung time na nagpa-IVF siya tapos hindi nagwork, may dalawang eggs pa siya na natitira nun. Sabi niya, 'ayoko na siya pagdaanan, ayoko na pagdaanan yung feeling.' Sabi ko, 'gusto mo ba, ako magdala?' Wala din naman akong direksyon sa buhay."

(When she was doing IVF and it didn't work, she still had two eggs left. She said 'I don't want to experience that again, I don't want to feel that again.' I said, 'Do you want me to carry it?' I don't have any direction in life anyway)

"Eh sumabog 'yung Kita Kita, sabi ko, wait lang may pupuntahan pa pala ako (but Kita Kita became a hit so I said, wait, I have direction after all)," Alessandra joked.

Kidding asside, she stressed that she was really willing to be a surrogate for her sister, but shared that Assunta just laughed.

"So di ko alam kung cinonsider ba niya in her head (I don't know if she considered it)," she shared.

In October 2020, Assunta gave birth to a daughter, the "miracle baby" she conceived and carried after 18 years of trying and dealing with both myoma (benign tumors that develop in and around the uterus) and endometriosis (a painful condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside the uterus).

Assunta named the baby Giulia Fiorentina Alessandra, after her sister. – Rappler.com