Hailed as the “Lord of Scents,” president and CEO of Aficionado Joel Cruz celebrated his seventh child’s 1st birthday on June 23.
Joel Cruz now has eight lovely and healthy kids, having three sets of twins and two single births, who were all conceived through In-Vitro Fertilization in Russia.
In a recent interview with the radio program DZRH, Joel shared that he still had preserved/frozen embryo in Russia that can still be used to impregnate a surrogate mother if he wants to add more children.
Joel shared “Marami pa akong fertilized embryo na nasa Russia. Mga anim pa yun, baka marami pa akong mabuo roon.
“Ang ibig sabihin, yung sa egg cell sa mother nila na si Lilia at sa aking sperm cell na pinagsama sa fertilized embryo.
“Naka-freeze din yun, puwede mong kunin yun at i-inject sa surrogate mother.”
The millionaire owner and president of Aficionado Germany Perfumes only have two girls out of his eight children, that’s why he is thinking of adding more daughters.
He also mentioned that there is a process in Russia, where you can choose the gender you want for your child.
“The last time when I was in Russia, nagpaplano sana kami, dagdagan na magkaroon ng [gender] selection, babae.
“Although it’s not 100 percent accurate, it could be 98 percent accurate lang, pero sabi nila kasi, alam mo, yung maliit na fertilized embryo, kukuha ng chromozomes dun, alam mo yung XX/XY para maging male or female parang… baka ma-damage pa yung embryo.
“So, sabi doon sa Russia, huwag na raw gawin yun, kasi kawawa rin yung embryo.
“So, sabi kung ano na yung ibigay ng Panginoon, yun na. Tama nga naman.
“Siguro, kung natuloy ang sex selection, baka magdagdag pa ako. Kaya hindi ko na muna itutuloy.
“Hindi na nila ini-encourage yun kaya stop na lang muna,” he explained.
Right now, he is happy and contented with his eight children that he takes care of.
Despite not having the chance to personally take care of them all the time because of his busy schedule. He is still thankful that his parents and siblings were always there to help him, including their 11 nannies and two other nurses.
In fact, every afternoon his eight children were brought to his office and he spends his time with them during the weekends.
“Hindi lang naman ako ang nagpapalaki sa mga anak ko, nandiyan ang mga magulang ko, mga kapatid ko, mga in-laws ko na talagang tuwang-tuwa sila.
“Saka pumipili kami ng mga mahuhusay na mga nannies na mag-aalaga. Meron din akong mga nurses na nag-aalaga,” Joel added.