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Richard Gutierrez (Photo courtesy of E!)
Richard Gutierrez admits having baby with Sarah Lahbati
Chuck Smith - June 2, 2014 - 12:00am
MANILA, Philippines â€“ Richard Gutierrez finally admitted he is now a father.
In the pilot episode of the E! reality show â€œIt Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrezâ€ aired Sunday, June 1, the 30-year-old actor said he is a proud dad to baby Zion with girlfriend Sarah Lahbati.
â€œA lot of people had their own speculations, they had their own stories in their minds. A lot of people think Sarah left the country because we're having a baby and she's pregnant,â€ Richard said. â€œI just want to set the record straight and tell everyone I'm a proud father to baby Zion.â€
Richard said they found out about the pregnancy in Paris.
It has been widely reported previously that Richard and Sarah already have a baby, but the two were mum on the matter. In the reality show, Richard explained he wanted to â€œshare baby Zion with everyoneâ€ in their own terms.
â€œThe main reason why I didn't want to announce that I'm having a baby with Sarah is that we didn't want to make Sarah's pregnancy a tabloid circus,â€ he said. â€œWe get to share baby Zion with everyone in our own terms."
The 30-year-old revealed he was scared upon finding out about the pregnancy.
â€œHow am I gonna tell my parents? How is Sarah gonna tell her mom and her dad?â€ he said.
In past interviews, both Richard and Sarah refused to confirm nor deny the reports about their baby, saying there is a â€œright timeâ€ to answer questions about the issue.
â€œPero abangan n'yo na lang. Right now, marami ngang nangyayari sa buhay namin ni Sarah. I think there will be a perfect time sa kung ano man yung inaabangan ninyong sasagutin namin,â€ Richard said late last year during the announcement of their family reality show.
â€œIto na lang, lahat ng bagay ay may right timing... may tamang panahon,â€ Sarah said in an interview earlier this year.
In an interview with the press earlier this week during the red carpet preview for â€œIt Takes Gutz to be a Gutierrez,â€ Richard said: â€œNow, everything is good, wala na kaming mga problema. So now is the perfect time time to answer.â€
Richard and Sarah became a couple in 2012 after working together in the GMA-7 soap opera â€œMakapiling Kang Muli.â€
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