Jericho Rosales defends wife, says having kids not the 'only measure' of womanhood

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, December 27) — Model and fashion influencer Kim Jones has husband Jericho Rosales' full support when it comes to chasing her dreams.

Rosales made this clear when he replied to a critic who hit her for choosing not to have a baby yet.

In his Instagram post on Christmas, Rosales replied to a netizen who said Jones should be a "real woman" and get pregnant.

"Can't even (be) with you all the time coz she's busy traveling and fulfilling her dreams. If she's a wonder woman for you @jerichorosalesofficial she should get pregnant and be a real woman!!!" the netizen said.

She was replying to Rosales' post showing him and his wife looking at a Christmas tree. It was captioned, "Christ, you rock."

Christ, You Rock.

A post shared by Jericho Rosales (@jerichorosalesofficial) on

 

Rosales, however, gently refuted the statement. He said he is proud that Jones, who runs a blog and has more than 700,000 followers on Instagram, is chasing her dreams.

The two married in 2014.

"I don't think getting preggy and having babies is the only measure for being a woman...I love that my wife travels and works (for) her dreams," he said. "Makes me really proud. Have the best holiday season and peace and love to you from us."

The commenter has since deleted her post. However, Twitter user Elisa Aquino posted a screenshot of it and wrote: "A real man won't make you want to forfeit your dreams."

 

The post, has been retweeted more than 2,000 times and liked more than 11,000 times as of Wednesday.

Jones expressed how proud she is to be married to a man with Rosales' values.

"Thank you, Jericho, for believing that a woman's worth and the measure of a 'real woman' comes from a multitude of qualities," she said in a post on her Instagram Stories on Wednesday night.

She added, "Thank you for believing my (read: women's) dreams are worth chasing whatever they may be. That's my man."

She also had something to say to those who show disdain for women who are still without child.

"Often my response is met with incredulity and scorn. We are all in a state of transition," she said.

Netizens are also praising Rosales for his modern stance on marriage.

"I've always admired Jericho Rosales, but stumbling across an article about him defending women's choice whether or not to have children made me respect him even more," Twitter user CJ de Silva said.

 

Another user, Angel Dei said there should be more men like Rosales.

"People should stop thinking that a woman's only purpose in this life is to get married and have children," she wrote.