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In Focus: What Went Down At The Final Baby Shower For Mariel Rodriguez Before She Left For The US

In Focus: What Went Down At The Final Baby Shower For Mariel Rodriguez Before She Left For The US



A few days before she leaving for the United States, a lovely baby shower was held for actor Robin Padilla and TV host Mariel Rodriguez in anticipation of the birth of their baby girl Maria Isabella due in November. The star-studded event, held Tuesday, September 20, at Marco Polo Ortigas, Manila, was organized by Working Mom Magazine and Star Studio Magazine under ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. (API), and styled by Mariel’s sister, Kaye Garcia. 

[related: Love Actually: Mariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla, from a Whirlwind Romance to a Beautiful Forever]

Hosted by Working Mom editor-in-chief Jane Kingsu-Cheng and Mariel Rodriguez herself, the baby shower was attended by the couple’s family and industry friends, as well as API management. Among the guests were Rommel Padilla, RJ and Bianca Padilla, Mariel’s grandparents Raffy and May Sazon, Ria Atayde, Christine and Julius Babao, Ryan Bang, Ethel Booba, Iza Calzado, Yeng Constantino and Yan Asuncion, Teddy and Jasmin Corpuz, Gelli de Belen, Alex Gonzaga, Beauty Gonzalez, Roxanne Guinoo, Jugs Jugueta, Bianca King, Grace Lee, Ara Mina, Kelly Misa, LJ Moreno, Direk Bobot Mortiz, Miles Ocampo, Rica Paralejo, Cristine Reyes, Tuesday Vargas, and API head Ernie Lopez and managing director Mark Yambot.

The program began with prayers by Rica Peralejo-Bonifacio and Robin Padilla, followed by fun activities such as a "Dress Up Baby" Game and "Guess the Baby Food" Game by Vitamix. After the games, guests enjoyed watching a 30-minute video prepared by Robin for Mariel, showing their journey toward finally having their miracle baby. Afterward, the couple opened gifts for Baby Maria Isabella. Before the food was served, Robin and Mariel expressed their gratitude. “To everyone, thank you very much. We love you all,” the radiant mother-to-be told her guests. “And I would like to thank God for giving me this blessing.” “Malaking bahagi kayo ng journey namin ni Mariel,” added Robin. 

This event was supported by major sponsor Baby Company, as well as Bebe Chic, Crane USA, Croque, JJ Jiao, Kohl, Mediacast Photobooth, Mommy Treats, Mustela, Nature to Nurture, Nawwty’s Kitchen, Stella Beauty, Swiss Miss, TWG, Twisted Candy, Vitamix, and Zen Zest.  

Bianca King, Mariel Rodriguez, Tuesday VargasBianca King, Mariel Rodriguez, Tuesday Vargas


Mariel Rodriguez, Robin Padilla, Beauty Gonzalez and daughter OliviaMariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla with Beauty Gonzalez and daughter Olivia.


Mariel Rodriguez, Robin Padilla, Christine and Julius Babao with their son NioMariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla with Christine and Julius Babao and their son Nio.


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 Mariel Rodriguez, Robin Padilla, Alex GonzagaMariel Rodriguez and Robin Padilla with Alex Gonzaga


 Cristine Reyes Khatibi with daughter AmarahCristine Reyes Khatibi and daughter Amarah


 Bianca Santiago, Kelly Misa, Robin PadillaBianca Santiago and Kelly Misa with Robin Padilla


 Maricel Cua, Beng Feliciano, Rica Peralejo Bonifacio with son PhilipMaricel Cua, Beng Feliciano, Rica Peralejo Bonifacio and son Philip


 Mariel Rodriguez, Grace LeeMariel Rodriguez and Grace Lee


Mariel Rodriguez, Iza CalzadoMariel Rodriguez and Iza Calzado


Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez and her grandparentsRobin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez with Mariel's grandparents


Ernie Lopez, Robin Padilla, Mark YambotRobin Padilla with API's Ernie Lopez and Mark Yambot


Robin Padilla, Mariel Rodriguez, Jane Kingsu ChengRobin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez with Working Mom's Jane Kingsu-Cheng


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