Yes, Vina Morales is pregnant. She confirmed this via text to the Philippine Daily and ABS-CBN.
The father is no other than her non-show biz boyfriend, Cedric Lee.
“I am very happy to share that I will be a mother soon. I never intended to hide my condition,” Vina said.
Rikka Dylim, public relations and publicity head of ABS-CBN’s Star Magic, separately told the Inquirer: “She’s two months pregnant and the father is her non-showbiz boyfriend Cedric Lee.”
Cedric, however, remained married to estranged wife Judy Lee, despite years of legal separation.
Can Vina and Cedric then face a possible concubinage suit?
According to a source, it is Judy’s option to file a case against her husband if Vina’s revelation would prove concubinage, or husbands maintaining active extra-marital sexual relations with “a woman not his wife,” as indicated in Article 334 of the Philippine Revised Penal Code.
Another source said that since Cedric’s annulment case from his legal wife is ongoing, Vina and Cedric cannot be sued with concubinage.
Lawyer and TV host Gaby Concepcion of GMA-7’s “Unang Hirit” however told the Inquirer: “Even if there is a pending case for declaration of nullity there can be a case for concubinage, assuming that there are grounds for the criminal case. Remember concubinage is different from adultery. Concubinage is harder to prove.”
Concubinage carries punishment of up to six years imprisonment. The Revised Penal Code, however, stated that the penalty for “concubines” is “destierro” or as defined Article 87: “Any person sentenced to destierro shall not be permitted to enter the place or places designated in the sentence, nor within the radius therein specified, which shall be not more than 250 and not less than 25 kilometers from the place designated.”
According to previously published reports, Cedric, a businessman, has two kids with Judy, ages 12 and 9.
Judy said in a television interview last year that she and Cedric were “doing fine” despite their separation. Cedric had been spending time with Judy and their children even after the break-up, reports said.
Mentor German Moreno, whose son Federico is married to Vina’s sister Sheila said, “The family is very happy about Vina’s pregnancy.”
A talent of Star Magic, Vina is scheduled to give an interview on the network’s talk show “The Buzz” on Sunday.
Vina revealed her relationship with Cedric in a tell-all interview also with “The Buzz” a year ago.