Yesterday, May 2, in Startalk, newlyweds Judy Ann Santos and Ryan Agoncillo, through phone-patch interview gave time to answer questions regarding their secret wedding last April 28. Hosts Joey de Leon, Ricky Lo, and Lolit Solis were all present to congratulate the newlyweds.
Juday, who was laughing in the first few seconds after she answered the phone, was immediately asked by Lolit as to what they were doing that very moment. "Bakit ganyan tawa mo, Juday? Parang liga-ligaya mo?"
After the laughs died down, Joey asked Juday what she and Ryan felt after they accomplished their private wedding.
"Maliban sa sobrang saya namin, e, sobrang thankful din kami sa lahat ng taong naki-cooperate sa amin," Juday said. "Sa mga taong nakaalam na, pero nag-decide na ibigay sa amin ang araw na 'yon. Kung kami lang ni Ryan, e, hindi namin magagawa ito. Pero talagang nagpapasalamat kami dahil inintindi kami ng mga tao. Ako ang pinakamasayang tao sa mundo ngayon!"
Juday added that there was no march of the entourage and the only people who walked down the aisle were Sharon Cuneta (Matron of Honor), Juday's adopted child Yohan (flower girl), and Juday herself.
"Kaming tatlo lang ang nag-march," said Juday. "It was very solemn, very simple. Habang nagbibigay ng sermon si Father [Tito Caluag] para lang kaming nagkukuwentuhan. Ang sayang seremonyas dahil masayang-masaya kami ni Ryan. Para lang kami nasa park ni Ryan na punong-puno ng flowers."
Lolit asked if Juday's mom Carol and her estranged father kissed. Juday answered, "Ay, naku, 'yon na po ang masasabi natin na pag nangyari po 'yon, e, pumuti na ang uwak!"
Kidding aside, Juday said that her parents were very civil and she was thankful that they were all together. "Natupad na din ang wish ko na magkaroon kami ng family picture," Juday gaily said.
So what can Juday say about the people who got bitter over the fact that they were not invited or were not invited to cover the event?
Juday said, "Habang ginagawa po ang preparations for the wedding, e, ginagawa na po din namin ang preparations for today, May 2. Ayaw po naming isipin ng tao na pahabol ito. Hindi po, nakaplano po talaga ito para sa mga taong hindi namin naimbitihan. Kasi since malapit lang ang area, e, we had to cut down our guests at nag-concentrate lang kami sa relatives namin and friends na kasama namin habang nag-grow ang relationship namin ni Ryan."
Juday further explained that the reception held last night, May 2, was for both networks ABS-CBN and GMA-7) and all reporters who helped them along the way and for all friends.
Lolit asked to speak with Ryan. After his hello, Lolit asked, "Parang pagod na pagod ka, Ryan? Ano ginawa mo bakit ka napagod?"
A laughing Ryan joked, "Nagpapahanap ako ng balot, gusto ko yung maliit yung sisiw..."
After the laughing died down, Lolit remarked that a TV host was saying a lot of things about Juday and Ryan and it was something Mommy Carol was upset about. What is Ryan's take on this?
"Mayroon nga po nagkuwento sa akin noon," said Ryan, "pero sa totoo lang, hindi po talaga ako makakapagkomento nang tama at matalino sa bagay na hindi ko napanood, e. Kaya, puwede maging masaya na lang ako at busy pa ako sa pagiging masaya."
"Tama yun at mahirap na kalaban mga powerful. Powerful 'yon!" quipped Joey.
Joey's joke hit its mark as all laughed at his joke. On a serious note, Joey asked if there was now a limitation on what projects Juday or Ryan would accept.
"Wala naman magbabago in terms of working," Ryan said. "It's just that now, mas dodoble ang pagpursige ko kasi siyempre, nandoon na ako sa stage na padre de pamilya. Yun lang po ang magbabago. Mas lalo pa maghahanap ng opportunities, not only for me but for the family I have now."
How about the honeymoon? Was their plan to have a honeymoon in Mexico cancelled because of the Swine Flu?
"Ay, hindi naman, at isa lang 'yon sa naisipan," Ryan said. "Sa totoo, may nagregalo sa amin—si Sir Gabby Lopez [ABS-CBN Chairman]—ng stay sa Shangri-La, sa Boracay. So, 'yon lang muna ang honeymoon namin dahil for the whole week, tatapusin namin yung bahay dahil final touches na para sigurado na pagkatapos ng Boracay, e, madala na namin yung Sto. Niño sa bahay."
Is it true that Ryan is now trying to have kids with Juday?
"Mula noong Tuesday pa!" laughed Ryan. "Sa tingin ko nga, maaring puwede na magpa-check. Hehe!"
MOMMY CAROL. Juday was informed that Mommy Carol was quite saddened now that her daughter is married and that she is now alone. What is Juday's reaction with this?
"Actually naman, wala naman magbabago," Juday said. "Maliban sa hindi ako nakatira sa bahay. Pero, yung relationship ko with mom, e, kahit may asawa na ako, e, it will always be there. Hindi naman ako papayag na mawala siya sa tabi ko."
Has Mommy Carol informed Juday about her plan to leave for Canada?
"Ay, wala siyang sinasabing ganyan!" exclaimed Juday. "Magbabakasyon lang yata naman."