James Yap is the picture of a beaming and proud father as he announced the birth of his daughter, Francesca Michelle, on Instagram.
In a post dated Wednesday, June 27, James shared a photo of his bundle of joy while she was still inside the operating room. His partner, Michela Cazzola, was holding their beautiful baby.
“Our baby Francesca Michelle is here. Thank you God for protecting them during the delivery,” James wrote.
It was only in April when James announced that his partner was pregnant with Francesca Michelle. The newborn is his second child with Michela. The happy couple already have a one-year-old son named MJ.
As of writing, James’s post has already garnered over 43,000 likes and 800 comments on the social media platform.
Here are some comments from netizens:
“congratulation sir James miss Michela”
“Welcome to the world! Princess Francesca!!!!”
“Welcome Baby Princess! Francesca Michelle”
“Congrats Kuya James. Panigurado sobrang ganda ng batang yan!!!”
“Congrats welcome to earth baby angel”
“Congratulations to this beautiful family. May God bless you abundantly”
James Yap was formerly married to the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino. They have one son together, James Aquino Yap, Jr., best known by his nickname, Bimby.
A few months ago, Kris Aquino lashed out at James Yap in a lengthy Instagram post wherein she accused him of being an absentee father. According to the celebrity mom, she is sick and tired of her former husband’s “half-truths and hypocrisy.”
Kris accused James of using Bimby for publicity during the opening of his bar. This was in addition to alleging that he only faked outrage in an interview wherein he complained about being “denied” time with his son.
A part of Kris’s message read:
“NANAHIMIK ako for so LONG- even when you crossed the line when promoting that bar you are part owner of- nagsalita ka & nasa PEP yung video na napanuod ni Bimb mismo “nakakawalang ganang mag effort na magpaka tatay kay Bimb kasi hindi naman appreciated.” UTANG NA LOOB… flashback 2013- trying hard kang umiyak (i say trying hard kasi walang luha, puro uhog lang) sa interview mo sa TV Patrol dahil “pinagkakait” ko si Bimb sa yo…”
However, Kris sang a different tune earlier this month when she said that she is ready for Bimby and James to reconcile if that’s what her son wants.