How Mike Tan found out he’s going to be a dad

By: - Reporter
/ 02:26 PM November 09, 2018

Image: Instagram/@imiketan

Mike Tan is so excited to be a father that he might as well share to everyone the day he found out about it.

The Kapuso actor recalled on Instagram Friday the moment his wife surprised him with a “gift.” Tan noted that his video was taken back in March.


In the video, Tan was given a green gift by his wife, which she had wrapped twice. “Syempre, papahirapan kita (Of course, I’ll make you exert effort!)! ” she joked. Moments later, the actor looked very happy as he held a home pregnancy test.

“After our wedding, we weren’t able to conceive right away,” the actor wrote. “But as we always do, we turned to God and asked Him to hear our hearts’ sincerest desires to have a child right away.”


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After our wedding, we weren't able to conceive right away. But as we always do, we turned to God and asked Him to hear our hearts' sincerest desires to have a child right away. Now I would like to share with all of you this video from late March to give glory to God and His faithfulness in our lives. This is one of the happiest moments of my life. . . . WIFE: May suprise ako sa 'yo. **hands me a wrapped item** ME: Bakit? WIFE: Because I'm sweet. Char!… Siyempre pahihirapan kita. **When I removed the top cover, there was another cover. She is always like that. She likes to use a lot of gift wrapper to make the unpacking longer and more suspenseful. Minsan 'yong pambalot sobrang dami tapos ang regalo niya sa akin sobrang liit lang pala.** . . . I couldn't contain my joy when I saw what was inside. I should've known. Medyo basa 'yong regalo eh, parang may rubbing alcohol. 😂 My wife is now nearing her 37th week of pregnancy. In a few weeks or days, I will finally get to see our beautiful, little gift from God. 🙏#Psalm1273

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He said he “couldn’t contain my joy” when he saw what was inside the gift. He even joked: “I should’ve known. Medyo basa ‘yong regalo eh, parang may rubbing alcohol (The gift was rather wet, as if it had rubbing alcohol.)”

The actor’s wife is currently in her 37th week of pregnancy with their first child. Tan first announced his wife was expecting back in July.


Tan and his wife—who remains unidentified—married back in January in his home province of Rizal. They had been dating for 12 years, saying she was already his crush back when he was 10 years old, after they met in a chapel.  /ra


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