In another installment of “Stories for Lucho,” Ryan Agoncillo wrote a long post on Instagram on how he knew that Judy Ann Santos was definitely the “one” for him.
Ryan narrated the story about how they started to get to know each other when he was 26, how their simple dates turned into one of the most memorable moments that they had.
“I’d pick her up from one of her movie sets, we’d ride a motorcycle thru fog and a thunderstorm just to hang. Not every girl would’ve liked it, Mom just giggled thru shivers, while we were sipping gas station coffees, soaked to the socks in the middle of nowhere,” he shared.
Ryan also disclosed how the actress has been so thoughtful, helpful, and patient with everything that he does.
“Sometimes, Mom would drop in on me at the rock and roll club I used to own with your Ninong Randy. She’d offer to mix drinks and serve beer at the bar for guests along with her other beautiful friends, I don’t think we ever refused.
“There was also this time, she pitched to help set up at one of my photo shoots. While in the studio hallway talking shop with the fashion editor, Mom comes out, wearing mechanics gloves, all sweaty from adjusting the lights, telling me the set up was ready.
“I turned to face my editor, her mouth was just wide open, her jaw, we had to scrape off the floor. Apparently, her team had been trying to book her for a cover shoot for months already, and there she was, on a random morning fixing lights for the part time photographer.”
By that time, Ryan, who was “heart broken enough times to know that exciting times fade,” knew that it “was a must to also be comfortable in silences.”
“Mom hit a very rough patch and wanted to disappear, even just a few days, to breathe. I took her to Lolo and Lola’s and they agreed that it was the best place for her to relax, undisturbed,” he shared.
During that time, the seasoned actress stayed in Ryan’s old room which he had since he was eight. “There wasn’t much, just a big mattress on the floor, a noisy A/C and a wonky CD player you had to whack to get thru old DMB records.”
“I slept in my parents’ room, as I usually do when I’m home for the weekends. Probably the 2nd afternoon though, I was on the parquet floor, reading a paperback, your aunt had just quietly come in with 3 Frappuccinos, and Mom gets up from under the blankets and pillows. There wasn’t much talk, but I do remember asking her with a sideways glance, ‘you cool with this?’ she said ‘with what?’ this. this is how quiet and boring it gets with me too.”
Ryan concluded through her response that she is the one for him.
“She just sipped the frap, smiled, and went back to her nap. That’s when I knew Bud.”
Judy Ann said, “I remember these moments in full HD. That mattress.. rainy day rides, gas station moments.. sleeping for 3 days with no phone, and a lot more.. sealed the deal my love... I love you.”
Their friends couldn’t help but gush over Ryan’s simple yet romantic story.