41-year-old Kapamilya actress and “Teleserye Queen” Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo was also known as “Young Superstar” for being apparently the heir of Superstar and veteran actress Nora Aunor.
With her undeniable acting talent, Juday is now considered by many as one of the biggest stars in the Philippine Showbiz industry, alongside famous actresses such as Vilma Santos, Sharon Cuneta and Maricel Soriano. Her excellence in this craft also gave her the right to be called as the country’s “Prime Superstar” and “Queen of Philippine Soap Opera.”
It’s not a secret to the public that Judy Ann embraced motherhood at age 26 when she adopted her eldest child Yohan way back in 2005. During that time, she was also reported having budding romance with Ryan Agoncillo, whom he met in the set of the TV series “Krystala.”
These two actors eventually became a couple and got married, they announced their engagement that took place in a private resort in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental in 2008. A year later, the couple tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony at San Juan de Nepomuceno Church in San Juan, Batangas on 28 April 2009.
This union blessed them with their two other children, Juan ‘Lucho’ Luis, who is now 8 years old, and their 3-year-old youngest daughter, Juana ‘Luna’ Luisa.
Judy Ann recently had an exclusive interview where she explained why she chose to adopt Yohan and how she made her teenage daughter understand early that being adopted is not a bad thing, instead it is one of “the most beautiful” thing in the world.
“Early on pa lang naman nung relationship namin ni Yohan, nung kaming dalawa pa lang, alam ko nang nakaka-intindi na siya, sinabi ko sa kanya, pinaintindi ko sa kanya. I esplained to her. Kasi ayoko na magkaroon siya ng grudge na itago ko sa kaniya.”
The “Starla” actress went on, “Ang fear ko kasi may ibang taong mag marunong at mag-atribida na sabihin tapos not in nice context tapos maging iba yung dating doon sa bata. So it was a decision I had to make, crossing my fingers, lifting everything to the Lord na bahala ka na don,”
“Ngayon mas napapag-usapan na namain nang maayos, nang kumportable sa kaniya, naipaintindi ko sa kanya na ‘being adopted is not a bad thing’ it is actually the most beautiful word in the world. Simple because the word adoption, I adopt you because I want you to be my family. I choose you. Sabi ko sa kaniya, you were the first one who came before dad. So I was a mother first, before a wife so tandaan mo yan. So nung medyo hindi niya pa makuha pero eventually naintindihan na niya.”