Birth of son ‘a different kind of excitement’ for Dingdong

/ 12:20 AM April 21, 2019

Marian Rivera and her newborn baby, Dingdong Dantes (inset)

As Marian Rivera hinted in an interview last January, her newborn son has indeed been named after her husband, Dingdong Dantes (Jose Sixto Dantes III).

“Welcome to the world, Jose Sixto Dantes IV!,” the excited father wrote in an Instagram post with an accompanying photo of his wife and their second child.


“Yahoo! After around 10 hours of labor, Marian finally gave birth to our baby boy at 1:35 p.m. (last April 16),” said the actor who had been praying the novena with his family—including their firstborn, Zia—in the weeks leading to Marian’s delivery.

“Thank you very much for praying with us,” he added.


The Inquirer sought Dingdong for further comment, but has yet to return our text message. The actor, however, is expected to talk more about this new family milestone when he renews his contract with GMA 7 next week.

“I can’t say that I was more excited the first time or vice versa,” Dingdong said in an interview last month.

“It’s just a different kind of excitement,” he added. —ALLAN POLICARPIO

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