University of Santo Tomas volleyball player EJ Laure posted a video showing her partner, former Goin’ Bulilit cast member Bugoy Cariñom and their baby named Scarlet.
It turned out that the reports about the UST spiker being pregnant was true despite her denying the rumors back in 2018.
Laure posted the video on Instagram as a greeting for Bugoy who celebrated his 18th birthday. She thanked the young actor for all that he’s done for her and their baby.
“Happy birthday, Mahal 🥰 thank you sa lahat ng ginawa at ginagawa mo para sa amin ni baby @iamscarletcarino! We love you so much, daddy! 💖” Laure wrote.
EJ Laure is a member and a former team captain of the UST Golden Tigresses volleyball team. She became the UAAP Season 77 Rookie of the Year.
Bugoy also posted on his Instagram account a picture together with Laure and their baby. He thanked his partner for her unending support and assured that he will do everything that he can for the sake of his family.
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME! 🎂🎉🎁
Happy to have a family na mahal na mahal ako. Pagsisikapan ko pong itaguyod ang blessing na ito. Thank you for your unending support and I love you both, Mommy EJ and Baby Scarlet!! 😘😘😘” Bugoy wrote.
Bugoy Cariño gained popularity when he won Star Circle Kid Quest, a television search for young talented kids in 2009. He became a regular cast member of Goin’ Bulilit soon after he won the kids’ talent search.
The rumors about Laure’s pregnancy surfaced after she missed the entire UAAP Season 80. Back then, she explained that she was not able to play because of a shoulder injury. She dismissed the rumors and said that people will always have something to say about others.
“Siyempre siguro tao din naman sila ,meron silang sariling opinyon. Hindi ko naman maiiwasang wag sabihin sa kanila na, ‘wag, ‘di ganon. Sa kanila na rin ‘yun,” said Laure.
“Ewan ko kasi parang hindi naman totoo ‘yung sinasabi nila and nasa kanila na lang yun, kung ano gusto nilang sabihin. Kasi siyempre tao din naman sila, may sarili silang opinyon,” she added.
The rumors also came after Bugoy was suddenly absent from It’s Showtime‘s all-male dance group Hashtags. Bugoy said then that he was not a member of the Hashtags anymore due to conflicting schedules with his other projects.w
“Meron din akong movie na ginagawa tungkol sa sayawan. Siguro kaya din po ako natanggal sa It’s Showtime eh dahil medyo naging busy din po ako sa movies. Dalawang movie po yun,” said Bugoy.
But the couple seems to open about their baby now as they both posted their family pictures on social media. However, their revelation garnered negative criticisms from the netizens as they said that the two are too young to start a family.
Netizens are even calling Laure a pedophile because Bugoy was only 15 years when she got pregnant while she was 20 years old.
Why are guys defending her. Bugoy was 15 and she was 20 when they had the baby. If the gender are swapped and babae yung minor ipagtatangol nyo parin ba yung lalake? This is sad 💔
— February Friday🎀 (@Eli_Martini666) September 4, 2020
Tuwang tuwa kayo sa pedophile iwwww
— mike (@MikejebR) September 4, 2020
Nasaan na kaya yung mga fans na panay tanggol kay Ate Ghurl dati ka kesyo hindi daw buntis at may injury lang. Sarap bigyan ng masarap na comment 🙂
— Errol (@Errol98674772) September 4, 2020
Yeah gurl cause nothing's wrong with grooming a 15 yr old child no? If it was a man who did this pretty sure you'd be enraged. This is still wrong on so many levels.
— katchupoy (@hornywort) September 4, 2020
🎆its the peenoise normalizing pedo and grooming🎆 for me 💀 just because they're happy doesn't mean what ej did is right,something about a 20 yr old woman who had sex with a 15 yr old boy doesn't sit right and the fact that they revealed that they had a baby in bugoys 18th bday
— shining⭐✨ ✨bling ✨bling ✨ (@bBTS_Seul) September 4, 2020
Totoo pala. Deny deny pa dati. Tsaka mga fans nang away pa panay sabi shoulder injury. Baka lumabas mga resibo
— FCML (@rfsy3) September 4, 2020
case of pedophilia po kasi kaya inintay nila mag legal age si bugoy bago ipublicize
— LILA (@lilawinscutie) September 4, 2020
Bugoy and EJ Laure's story is a case of pedophilia. Grooming is real and women can do it too. Anyone sane knows there is a MAJOR imbalance in the power and dynamics when a 15 and a 20-year old get into a relationship, let alone a sexual one. #Psych101
— Alphina (@maleedus) September 3, 2020
Filipinos are not ready to discuss pedophilia. Be it consented or not, it is still a predatory move of Ej Laure to take advantage of Bugoy. We don’t know who initiated the act but EJ was in the right age that time and Bugoy was a fucking minor. https://t.co/6F2A5ZcgCm
— Santa Barbara (@Ginjja98) September 4, 2020
This is how Bugoy looked when EJ took advantage of him & got pregnant. Oh God 😢 pic.twitter.com/wiE8w9OfBq
— Ed Alegre, Jr. (@edgardoalegre) September 4, 2020