Liz Uy introduces baby Xavi to the world; netizens speculate if she’s ‘third party’ in a marriage
Celebrity stylist Liz Uy introduced her baby boy Xavi on social media three days ago, after months of guesswork from fans about her pregnancy. In Uy’s picture, she can be seen carrying a cute baby boy wearing a brown onesie. She only captioned it with “Xavi.”
Actors and A-listers such as Raymond Gutierrez, Anne Curtis, Heart Evangelista and Marian Rivera, among others, were the first to express their love for Uy and her journey into motherhood. But while the big reveal initially seemed to be a happy occasion for all, it didn’t take long for it to turn into an opened can of worms.
Netizens on Twitter started to speculate about the details of Uy’s pregnancy. It was known in the past couple of months that Uy was not seen in a lot of events and missed Curtis’ wedding to Erwan Heussaff back in November last year. In January, however, Georgina Wilson posted a picture of her with fellow It Girls Isabelle Daza, Uy, Curtis and their respective partners. In the picture, Uy was seen carrying a baby wearing a red onesie, although its face was blurred.
The picture has since been deleted, but a lot of netizens wondered if Uy had already given birth and if the baby in her arms is her son. They continued to speculate that Uy had an affair with Raymond Racaza, president and co-founder of Xurpas, Inc., a technology solutions company. Back in Dec. 26, Racaza’s wife Dr. Geraldine “Ging” Zamora Racaza posted on Instagram a photo of her and her daughter, and her message alluded to the trouble in their marriage.
“2017 proved to be my toughest to date, but it’s nothing compared to what others experience in calamities, war, etc. I am still so grateful to Him; for my family, friends, & even people I haven’t met or do not know, for your amazing support.”
Dr. Ging also wrote that she prefers silence over lawsuits, saying, “2017 also made me realize I’m already very tired, and maybe a little old, since I prefer peaceful silence over a tell-all and lawsuits.”
Apart from being a physician, Dr. Ging is also a clinical associate professor at University of the Philippines College of Medicine. She is also one of the recipients of the Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Awards back in 2016, and is a philanthropist and advocate for lupus.
Dr. Ging was also found posting cryptic quotes on her Instagram recently, but have since deleted them. One netizen (@kcdelro) however shared screenshots of the quotes, which read: “It’s never too early to teach our daughters good morals. Don’t get toys that don’t belong to you. And when they’re older, change ‘toys’ to ‘boys.'”
The other read, “Nothing can ever justify ruining something and taking what’s not yours.”
Netizens, meanwhile, gave their own take regarding the matter at hand. One named Joyce (@joycenicole) wrote last March 16, “Everyone’s admiring Liz Uy’s ‘bravery’ without even realizing the amount of heartache she caused another woman.”
Another netizen, (@gigi-hadidnt) wrote, “Respeto kay Ging. Respeto sa tunay na pamilya ni Raymond. Stop calling Liz Uy an It Mom because she is not. Never ever compare her to her ‘It Girl’ friends coz all of em are decent.”
Others, meanwhile, defended Uy and cried foul over the double standards.
A certain Denice (@theniecejann) wrote last March 17, “Most people out here bashing Liz Uy for being a homewrecker but I don’t see Raymond Racaza getting the same intense sh*t that Liz is having? Don’t forget, he also made a conscious decision to cheat on his relationship. Double standards, damn.”
“Everyone is talking about how LIZ UY is a slut, a homewrecker, calling her names which is NOT OKAY,” wrote one netizen (@bashafierce) today. “But NO ONE is talking about the baby’s daddy, RAYMOND RACAZA, like he’s not equally at fault. What is wrong with people! Double standard much?”
As of today, Uy has not made any statements to address the adultery allegations. JB
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