James Yap admits new baby looks like mom Michela: 'Authentic na Italyano'
James Yap on being a new father: 'Sobrang saya. Sobrang sarap.' Photo from Yap's Instagram account

JAMES Yap was a picture of joy and excitement after posting on his Instagram account a photo of his girlfriend Michela Cazzola carrying their newborn son Michael James on Tuesday.

Cazzola gave birth on Monday, August 8, and the PBA star was grateful in his caption, saying, ‘Thank You Lord both of them are safe.”

In an interview with PEP.ph, Yap shared how he could not contain his excitement and how he’s overwhelmed with happiness over his new baby.

“Sobrang saya. Sobrang sarap. Dito na nga ako natutulog,” said Yap, referring to St. Luke’s Global City where Cazzola had a lengthy time spent in labor before giving birth at around 6:55 p.m.

“Eighteen hours sya nag-labor. Three nights din kami dito sa hospital, e. Pumasok kami ng Saturday night [August 6], tapos nanganak sya Monday, 6:55 p.m. So nung Monday, 2 p.m., hirap na hirap na sya. Okay na siya ngayon. Baka until Thursday [August 11] pa siguro kami rito,” he added.

The Star Hotshots gunner revealed his newborn resembles Cazzola and her father, but maintained hopes that his features will surface on his baby boy someday.

“Kamukha ni Mic, ang hina ng dugo ng exotic. Authentic na Italyano ang nagwagi,” he said with a laugh.

“Pero maliit pa, hindi pa natin masabi. Maiba pa ‘to eh,” he added.

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