WE tv confirmed reports that Love After Lockup couple Brittany and Marcelino Santigao welcomed a daughter named Zoila late last year with a brief update at the end of the Season 2 finale. The announcement accompanied a family photo of the Santiagos, including little Zoila, but the network still refused to allow the couple to post photos of their newborn daughter online — until now!
Zoila was featured in the first preview trailer for the Love After Lockup spin-off series Life After Lockup, and just as we hoped, that opened the door for mom and dad to FINALLY post photos of her publicly!
Marcelino shared our Instagram post about the preview trailer, which included a screen cap of Brittany holding Zoila, on Friday. “Well Instafam there she is…meet Zoila and get ready for Life After Lockup June 14th,” Marcelino captioned the image. He would also reveal that Zoila was born on December 11.
Not much later, Marcelino shared a gallery of three Zoila photos, including some professional shots they recently had taken by JCPenney Portraits as a Mother’s Day gift for Brittany:
“So in love…” Marcelino wrote, adding the hash tags #besitosdepapi, #mibella and #lamaslindadelmundo.
On Saturday, Brittany shared her own gallery that featured the entire family, including her four-year-old son Giovanni:
And #baby makes four! We’re so happy that we can finally share a few pics of our baby girl #zoila ?❤ it was hard keeping her a secret and always having to crop her out. Marcelino @blazebird45 and I have worked really hard to achieve what we have. We’re not just “lucky” by any means. I hope by us continuing to share our story that we continue to inspire others. We love all of you who support us! #familygoals #teambrittanyandmarcelino #heathlyrelationships #foundsuccess #lifeafterlockup #loveafterlockup #wetv #love #happyfamily #felon2fame
Numerous commenters remarked on how similar Zoila and Brittany look, and Marcelino shared a photo of the both of them together that will surely have everyone in agreement:
“Absolute loves of my life…” Marcelino captioned the image.
We’re absolutely thrilled that Marcelino and Brittany are FINALLY able to share photos of Zoila! And we cannot wait to meet her when the entire family returns for the premiere season of Love After Lockup: Life After Lockup on Friday, June 14 at 9/8c on WE tv!
On a side note, I think the baby in the photo posted by Brittany’s mother earlier this year is definitely Zoila! What do you think?