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Manny Pacquiao’s wife Jinkee pregnant and not at fight

Jinkee Pacquiao pregnant

If you’re watching Saturday’s fight between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley and wondering why they’re not showing any shots of Manny’s wife, Jinkee, you’ll know why.

Jinkee Pacquiao is back at home in the Philippines because she is pregnant with the couple’s fifth child. Jinkee is set to deliver the baby this month and, as you can tell from the picture, she is very close to popping. But that doesn’t mean she isn’t supporting her husband in his fight.

“My love, support and prayers are always with him. Even if he’s having a fight or not. May the Lord grant us the victory in Jesus name on Sunday,” Mrs. Pacquiao told Philboxing.com.

The Pacquiao-Bradley fight will be televised on delay in the Philippines, so Jinkee will be waiting with the family’s children on the results.

Jinkee usually is not in Los Angeles with Manny when he trains for his fights, but she typically comes to Las Vegas for his bouts and is present at ringside when he fights.

You may recall that Manny and Jinkee actually had a major issue three years ago.

Pacquiao wanted to renew his wedding vows with Jinkee prior to his Nov. 2011 fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. However, Jinkee turned him down, supposedly citing his extramarital affairs. She also supposedly served him with divorce papers prior to the fight, which may have spurred Manny to ask to renew their vows.

Manny has said that he has been living a clean life since then, which includes giving up cockfighting and selling his casino and nightclub. He is heavily involved in politics in his home country as a member of congress. Jinkee has also gotten into politics and was elected a vice governor last year.

She has expressed a reluctance towards him fighting in recent years, especially after his defeat to Juan Manuel Marquez. But with all the financial problems Manny has had, she probably understands that he needs the checks.

Manny Pacquiao, wife Jinkee cry during interview after loss (Video)

Manny Pacquiao conducted an interview with GMA network broadcast in the Philippines that left him and his wife, Jinkee, in tears.

Pacquiao’s family has been urging him to retire from boxing after watching him get knocked out by Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.

“When you see your husband get hurt, you cannot even sleep,” Jinkee said during the interview conducted while she and Manny remained in Las Vegas.

Asked if she wanted her husband to retire from boxing, she said: “You know the answer to that. He knows what I am asking him.”

The interview allowed the Pacquiaos to speak with their children over Skype. One of their sons told his father he didn’t want him to fight anymore. Both Pacquiaos were emotional while speaking with their children, and Manny was particularly emotional when he thought about the entire country and his millions of fans he let down.

“The low morale, the sadness, I accept that. This is my job…. But the reaction of the Filipinos, the many who cried, especially my family, it really hurts me,” Pacquiao said, per The Telegraph.

One of the sweetest moments of the interview came with about a minute left, when two of the Pacquiaos young daughters told their parents not to cry.

Despite his career in politics and the urging of his family to quit, Pacquiao does not appear to have plans to stop boxing. Pac-Man is turning 34 years old this week and is 54-5-2 in his career.

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