Joel Cruz Meets his 8th son Ziv

By Jane Kingsu-Cheng

Joel Cruz posted a video of him carrying his 8th son on his Instagram account just a week ago, so Moms & Babies took the opportunity to interview the doting father of eight.

Ziv Santos Cruz was born on the 6th of November in St. Petersburg, Russia. “Ziv is a biblical name of Hebrew origin. It means brilliance,” explains Cruz. When asked what his routine is when he meets his babies for the first time, he reveals that “The first thing I do is to carry him, kiss him, introduce myself as his daddy! I apologize for not seeing them right away, because I see them either after 1 or 2 weeks, or sometimes 4 weeks. I feed them, take pictures and videos, and in silence, I pray to Him for another gift of a wonderful, precious baby which will give me so much happiness and fulfilment as a father!”

Errands in Russia

Cruz also shared that he stays there for about 5 – 10 days, and does his errands in preparation for Ziv’s arrival to Manila. “I usually have my stem cell treatment, work on some documentations in different Ministry and in Moscow, meet Konstantin Svitnev (the owner of Rosjur consulting firm), finalize payments, and visit several ministries and Philippine embassy for my children’s documents.”

Home for the holidays

When asked where he plans to spend Christmas,

Kristelle Bechayda

Exclusive: Joel Cruz reveals why he’s happy with the birth of his 8th child

By Kristelle Bechayda

It hasn’t been a while since the Lord of Scents Joel Cruz brought home his 7th child, Zeid, when he announced the birth of his 8th one a few days ago.

The baby, another boy whose name is yet to be revealed, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia last November 6. Currently, the scent mogul has two daughters and six sons, all born through In Vitro Fertilization.

In an exclusive interview with Moms and Babies, Joel shares his paternal longing for children. “I am so happy for having my 8th baby and that’s what I have wished from the Lord as I wanted a big family since I grew up in a big family as well.”

With three sets of twins, plus his two youngest sons, most would think that the Lord of Scents would already be contented but in response to his announcement, he says would be more than glad to have more daughters.

“Well, I said 8 is enough already but if our good Lord allows me to have 1 or 2 more daughters, I would be very, very happy!” he says in the comments’ section of his Instagram post.

Kristelle Bechayda