At 29, Paolo Maranan—makeup artist to Piolo Pascual, Sam Milby, Solenn Heussaff, and Isabelle Daza among other Pinoy Tinseltown A-listers—decided to have his own child. Paolo’s gay, and the only way for him to bear his own baby was via artificial insemination, or a physician injecting his sperm into a surrogate mom. It took a couple of years before it became successful.
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It’s been more than five years since, and Paolo’s fruit of love and labor is his healthy and happy son Marco Domenico or “Coy.” The good-looking, straight women-fooling Paolo—also a social media star in his own right at around 90k followers—shares here how #blessed he feels in this journey called fatherhood so far.
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Produced by Barry Viloria | Cinematography by Gio Vibar
Banner photography courtesy of Paolo Maranan