Judy Ann Santos stresses Ryan Agoncillo's career was already on the rise before they became a couple.
Judy Ann Santos stressed that husband Ryan Agoncillo’s showbiz success is borne out of his own hard work, and not because he has a famous actress for a wife. Judai said that Ryan was already making a name for himself as a host even before they became a couple. This year, Ryan bagged his second trophy for Best Talent Search Host for Talentadong Pinoy in the just-concluded Star Awards for TV last November 29.
“Nagkakilala na kami na may sari-sarili na kaming mga pangalan; siya as a host at ako bilang artista. Siguro na-showcase lang ‘yung pag-arte niya [nang naging kami]. Pero very proud to say na marami siyang napabilib sa Pieta kahit hindi naman ako ang ka-partner niya doon,” Judai said, referring to Ryan’s launching solo project, which won the Star Awards Best Daytime Drama Series award. “May sarili siyang talent at ibigay natin sa kanya ‘yon kasi pinaghirapan niya talaga ‘yon at talagang pinroblema niya ng bonggang-bongga ‘yon,” the actress said.
Press people asked if the fact that Ryan presently has more projects than Judai has become an issue for the couple. “Hindi. Masayang masaya ako [para sa kanya],” Judai replied. “Bilang may-bahay, sapat na nagagampanan ko ‘yung trabaho ko bilang asawa, bilang nanay at bilang artista. Okay na ako. Lahat ng blessings buong puso naming tinatanggap ‘yan. Masuwerteng-masuwerte din lang si Ryan sa taong ito at sa mga susunod pang taon.”
Ryan has three ongoing projects on three different networks; George and Cecil on ABS-CBN, Talentadong Pinoy on TV5; and Eat Bulaga on GMA. Judai also revealed that there are current negotiations for other hosting jobs for Ryan. On his behalf, the actress explained that Ryan has no existing exclusive contract with any TV network. “Kung anuman ang proyekto na tanggapin niya outside ABS-CBN, okay lang kasi hindi naman siya nakasarado sa kontrata niya.”
With both of them busy with their respective careers, the young Superstar and teleserye queen said that they still try to be a normal family as much as their schedules permit. “Nakakasingit naman kami ng panonood ng sine, o susunduin niya ko sa klase (cooking class) o kaya puntahan ko siya sa show niya at dadalhan ko siya ng pagkain,” Judai shared. “Like ‘pag Sundays, as much as possible we try not to work, kasi ‘yun lang talaga ‘yung buong araw na magkasama kami kasama namin si Yohan (the couple’s adopted daughter).”
Judai said that she is excited about 2010 because she has two upcoming projects scheduled to air; the teleserye Habang May Buhay and the TV special Gimik 2010, which will reunite her with other co-stars from the youth-oriented TV hit Gimik from the 90s.