Karel Marquez and Sean Fariñas welcome baby boy

This is the couple’s first child together

Rappler.com

Published: 10:27 AM June 20, 2019

Updated: 10:27 AM June 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – On Wednesday, June 19, former actress Karel Marquez announced the birth of Kobe Federico, her new baby boy with husband Sean Fariñas.

"Kobe Federico Santos Fariñas... born 1:47pm today, June 19, 2019. We had our successful breastfeeding sesh just now too at 4:29pm and he is fast asleep na. I am so happy. Sharing my happiness with you all. Love you," she wrote in as her Instagram caption.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Karel Marquez ~ Fariñas (@iamkarelmarquez) on Jun 19, 2019 at 1:32am PDT

"Felt so at ease with St. Luke’s BGC, via emergency CS and I am totally fine. So happy there’s milk for him. I’ve been praying hard for this! O diba, I got time to post while he is asleep beside me at the recovery room," Karel added.

She also posted a video of her skin-to-skin moment with 6-hour-old Kobe at the birthing room, adding that she feels "super super relaxed and just great." 

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Karel Marquez ~ Fariñas (@iamkarelmarquez) on Jun 19, 2019 at 5:07am PDT

"Meet my son, Kobe Farinas! Catch you guys later! Good night! We love you. Sending love to all," she added.

Karel and businessman Sean Farinas tied the knot in December 2016. In July 2017, she miscarried. 

According to a ABS-CBN News report, although Kobe is their first child together, Sean helps raise Karel's two children, Keiley and Kyler, born from her previous relationship. – Rappler.com