Ryan Agoncillo tells story behind Judy Ann Santos's "angrydobo"

by Romy Antonette Peña Cruz
Feb 27, 2019
Ryan Agoncillo posts on Instagram an anecdote about wife Judy Ann Santos's "angrydobo," revealing the couple's devotion to each other in the process. 
PHOTO/S: @ryan_agoncillo on Instagram

Ryan Agoncillo just made a lot of hearts melt as he told a story on Instagram that many couples, especially married ones, find familiar.

"Close to 14 years ago, when we were just dating, we got into this really petty argument that just blew up," the host started in his Instagram post dated February 26, talking about his then-girlfriend and now wife Judy Ann Santos.

"You know, those fights that just go around in circles, where you eventually forget how it started and then just end up being quiet in the car on the drive home?

"We had lots of those," Ryan revealed. "But, one night in Los Angeles, something magical came out of this particular lovers quarrel."

As he continued his story, Ryan recalled how Juday—Judy Ann's nickname—had promised to cook adobo for their Filipino friends in Los Angeles, U.S.A., and that despite their fight, Ryan went and ran an errand for his wife.


He wrote, "The plan was to make a big batch that they could then just throw in the fridge and reheat at least for the next 2 weeks.

"So that night, fight or no fight, I was sent out with a list of ingredients."

He continued, "It was close to midnight when I got back. My girlfriend was having a glass of wine in the kitchen.

"Without uttering a word, I dumped the supplies on the counter, and immediately went to bed."

Unknown to Ryan then, he would not be sharing the bed with his wife that night.

He revealed, "As I got up the next morning, imagine my surprise as i spot Juday still in the kitchen, apparently never having gone to sleep, still working and cooking up a frenzy.

"The kitchen was hot and heavy with the smell of passion and witchcraft.

"Something was going on."

Curious, Ryan then came closer.


"As soon as I parked my butt on the kitchen stool, the cook wordlessly places a bowl in front of me and goes straight to bed."

It was Juday's turn to leave her husband in the kitchen, where she had been sweating and cooking all night.

Ryan continued, "It was almost noon, but the house was dead quiet and not a soul was in sight.

"I looked down into the bowl of fluffy white rice, topped with this dark but gleaming adobo still steamy fresh out of the pot.

"I took a spoonful."

That is the story behind Juday's "angrydobo."

Ryan used the hashtags #angrydobo and #madewithlove to end his post.


Judy Ann, ever game to make lambing with her husband online, replied in the comments section: "Psssttt... akyat ka na.. amoy angrydobo pa ko [kissing and heart emojis]."

Ryan replied, "hahaha! that's my jam [fist bump emoji].

Fans and celebrities alike were awed by Ryan and Judy Ann's devotion to each other, and their commitment to take care of the other even when they do not meet eye to eye.

Bea Alonzo said, "aaaawww.. so this is the story behind the angry adobo.."

Maricel Laxa Pangilinan quipped, "Yun na yun! Yawzers!! Makuha ka sa adobo! [laughing with tears heart emojis]"

Bianca Gonzalez-Intal exclaimed, "You are forever one of my favorite storytellers I swear!!!! Gawin nang libro yan!"

Should we expect a memoir from Ryan soon?

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Ryan Agoncillo posts on Instagram an anecdote about wife Judy Ann Santos's "angrydobo," revealing the couple's devotion to each other in the process. 
PHOTO/S: @ryan_agoncillo on Instagram
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