Regine Velasquez and Ogie Alcasid on Sunday confirmed that they are expecting their first baby. The couple made the revelation on GMA 7 musical variety show “Party Pilipinas” after weeks of keeping silent.

It was reported earlier this month that the 40-year-old diva is pregnant. In her phone interview, Velasquez said she is now 7 weeks pregnant.

She said she is not craving for any particular food.

“I just crave for some type of food but then after I eat it, I don’t like it anymore. Hindi na ako bumabalik doon. Paminsan-minsan lang. Pero ‘yong taong pinaglilihian ko, parang pinaglilihian ko si Dingdong Dantes at na-gwa-gwapuhan ako kay Richard [Gutierrez]. Nagpahingi pa nga ako ng picture,”she said, adding:

“Akala ko nga paglilihian ko si Heart Evangelista… Mas gusto ko ‘yong guy na face.”

If it is a boy, she said she will name it after her husband, who is Herminio Jhay Alcasid Jr. in real life. “Wala pa akong naiisip na [name pag girl] kasi naka-set na ang mind ko sa Herminio kasi alam ko lalaki.”

As for her birthday wish, Velasquez, who is turning 41 on April 22, said she wants her baby to be healthy regardless of gender.

“This is probably one of the happiest birthdays na nagkaroon ako. My wish is for my baby to be healthy, kahit ano, kahit babae, kahit lalaki, maganda kapag twins, sana healthy lang siya,” she said.

As for Alcasid, he is asking for the public’s prayer especially during his wife’s first trimester.

“Sana ipagdasal natin si Regine kasi hindi kaila sa inyo na kami matanda na. Medyo maselan ang kanyang pagbubuntis, alam ninyo naman first trimester,” he said.
He added in jest: “At ipagdasal ninyo ako na kayanin ko lahat ng demands ng aking asawa.”

It is Velasquez’s first pregnancy. Alcasid, meanwhile, has 2 daughters from his first marriage to former Australian beauty queen Michelle van Eimeren.