VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Post showing Vic Sotto photo with ‘baby Pauleen Luna’ NOT TRUE

An online post with a dated photo of Eat Bulaga! host Vic Sotto carrying a baby, with a caption indicating that the child is his wife Pauleen Luna, is not true.

About four years after making their relationship public, the noontime show hosts still get teased for their 35-year age gap. Facebook page Buhay Single (Single Life) posted on July 22 a black and white photo of Sotto and a baby in his arms wearing a shirt that said, “My heart belongs (to) Daddy.”

It was captioned, “Vic Sotto and Baby Pauleen Luna. Akalain mo, sila pala ang magkakatuluyan. Kaya sa mga single dyan, wag kayong mag alala baka yung forever nyo fetus pa (Who would have thought they would end up together. So for the single people out there, don’t worry, your forever might still be a fetus).”

The online post is spurious.

The baby featured in the photo is Paulina Luz Sotto, the comedian’s daughter with former actress and model Angela Luz. Paulina uploaded the photo on Instagram in June 2017 as a Father’s Day tribute to Sotto.

The false post, which has received over 10,000 reactions, over 1,900 comments and more than 28,000 shares, was published a week after Sotto’s brother Senate President Vicente “Tito” Sotto III filed a bill prohibiting the production and spread of false content.

Buhay Single, which posts content mostly addressed to single people, was created April 21, 2017.