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Mariel Rodriguez flies to US before giving birth to baby No. 2

/ 11:51 AM September 13, 2019

Mariel Rodriguez is on her way to the United States to give birth to her second child with Robin Padilla.

The TV host, who is an American citizen, was accompanied by her 2-year-old daughter, Isabella. Padilla sent off his wife and daughter in the airport before their trip, as seen in Rodriguez’s picture on Instagram yesterday, Sept. 12.

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“Here we are embarking on another journey…. making sacrifices and doing what’s best for our children,” Rodriguez said. “Thank you for our trip babe @robinhoodpadilla we miss you already!!! When we see you next time we will be with Gabriela.”

It was not mentioned why Padilla did not join Rodriguez during this trip. Previously he encountered problems in obtaining a travel visa because he was convicted for possession of illegal firearms in 1994.

Rodriguez opted to have her first child in the US back in 2016. Padilla said at the time during a TV Patrol interview that they decided that his wife would deliver the baby in America because of her delicate pregnancy following two miscarriages.

As to why Rodriguez still wants to have baby No. 2 in the US, she said in an interview with the Philippine Star last August: “I want to be able to give my baby the same attention I gave Isabella when I gave birth to her… No one will bother us, no one will visit us. You know what I mean? So I want  to be able to give her that.”

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With Rodriguez giving birth in the States, her kids would be Americans too. Under that country’s constitution, children can become American citizens if they are born in the United States or one of its territories. A child born to a US citizen, even if the birth is in another country, can still acquire citizenship, athough the process is more complex.  /ra

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