Cristine Reyes and Ara Mina (MNS photo)

Cristine Reyes and Ara Mina (MNS photo)

MANILA (Mabuhay) -– Ara Mina said she is very proud of her younger sister, actress Cristine Reyes, for taking responsibility after she learned that she will soon have a baby.

Mina said she commends her sister because not all actresses are brave enough to announce to the public that they are pregnant.

“Proud ako sa kanya kasi hindi naman lahat umaamin and happy ako kasi matagal na niya kasi talaga itong gusto. Parang last year niya pa sinasabi sa akin. I’m excited for her also. Ang saya-saya, maraming babies ngayon sa family. It is a blessing,” she said.

Mina shared that her sister also experienced morning sickness.

“Nahihilo daw siya, nagsusuka minsan. ‘Yung first trimester may mga morning sickness,” she said.

“Take care of yourself. Huwag ka magpapaka-stress para hindi ma-stress ang baby. Just call me anytime. Love you,” added.

Since her sister is in a delicate stage, Mina said she and the rest of their family will just support the 25-year-old actress in this “wonderful journey.”

“Alam mo naman na mahal na mahal kita. Nagkaaway na tayo, nagkabati na tayo per nandito pa rin ang ate mo. Kung saan ka masaya, masaya ako. I love you,” she said.

Reyes said the pregnancy did not come as a surprise for her and her boyfriend because they actually planned it.

“Kaming dalawa ni Ali (her boyfriend) magkasama, nag-test kaming dalawa. We are happy kasi it was planned and it’s not a surprise. First test namin, morning ‘yun. Akala namin negative pa so na-sad kami. Nung gabi nag-test ulit kami, positive na. After that, ang inuna namin ‘yung family namin. They were happy and excited,” she said.

Reyes also said she and her partner are planning to tie the knot after she gives birth. (MNS)